John Geweke's Mini-Course Descriptions

Session 1: An Introduction to Contemporary Bayesian Thinking and Methods
-- This session assumes knowledge of econometrics at the introductory Ph.D. level, no knowledge of Bayesian methods.  For those with some background in Bayesian econometrics, it will provide a unifying perspective on radical Bayesian thinking.  Background: Chapter 1 of Geweke (2005).
Session 2: Strategies for Productive Research Using Bayesian Econometrics
-- This session covers techniques that substantially shorten the time in moving from model-building and data collection to producing final products for dissertations and peer-reviewed journals.  The focus will be on testing posterior simulators, and on prior and posterior predictive densities.  Background: Sections 8.1 and 8.3 of Geweke (2005).
Reference: Geweke, J. 2005.  Contemporary Bayesian Econometrics and Statistics.  New York: Wiley.