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It has been recognized that Bayes factor can be sensitive to the prior, which is related to what is known as Lindley’s paradox (see Shafer (1982)). 1 Bayes factors in the binomial example with n = 100, N = 63, and priors Beta(α, 1 − α) for 0 ≤ α ≤ 1. 1 for a class of Beta priors Beta(α, 1 − α) for 0 ≤ α ≤ 1. The Bayes factor is inﬁnity at the two extreme priors corresponding to α = 0 and α = 1. It can be shown that this class of priors is necessary in the context of imprecise Bayes for producing inferential results that have desired frequency properties.

14 Let πi (i = 1, 2) be the probability measure for N(µi , 1). Find the total variation distance between π1 and π2 . Hint: Let λ = π2 − π1 and let φ(x − µi ) be the density of πi for i = 1 and 2. Then supA λ(A) = inf φ(x−µ2 )−φ(x−µ1 ) > 0 [φ(x − µ2 ) − φ(x − µ1 )] dx. Chapter 2 The Gibbs Sampler Direct sampling techniques discussed in Chapter 1 for generating multivariate variables are often practically infeasible for Bayesian inference, except for simple models. For example, for the Acceptance-Rejection or its variants such as the ratio-of-uniforms method, the acceptance rate often becomes eﬀectively zero in high dimensional problems.

Consider the hypothesis H0 : θ = 0 versus the alternative hypothesis Ha : θ = 0. Apply the Bayes approach using Bayes factors. 2 Consider inference about the binomial proportion θ in Binomial(n, θ) from an observed count X. (a) Show that the Jeﬀreys prior for the binomial proportion θ is the Beta distribution Beta 12 , 12 . (b) Derive the posterior π(θ|X). 9999. 3 Suppose that the sample density function of a single observation X ∈ R has the density of the form f(x−θ), where θ ∈ R is unknown parameter to be estimated.