The Kahn–Kalai–Linial (KKL) Theorem says that for any balanced Boolean function $f:\{−1,1\}^n→\{−1,1\}$ we have $\max_i {\bf Inf}_i(f) = \Omega\left(\frac{\log n}{n}\right)$. I am looking for a concrete version of this theorem that holds for all $n$. What is the tightest concrete version known?

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    $\begingroup$ I mean, the bound $\Omega\left(\frac{\log n}{n}\right)$ does hold for all $n$, provided the implicit constant is small enough. Can't you just work through a proof of the KKL theorem and keep track of the constant? It might be a pain, but should be straightforward. $\endgroup$ Commented May 11, 2023 at 16:07
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    $\begingroup$ Yes, that is certainly possible, but I suspect this is already well-known in the literature and if so I would like to cite it (and avoid repeating work!) $\endgroup$
    – user6584
    Commented May 11, 2023 at 17:33

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See Exercise 9.30 of Ryan O'Donnell's Analysis of Boolean Functions book [1]: for any $f\colon\{-1,1\}^n\to \{-1,1\}$, $$ \mathbf{MaxInf}[f]\geq \frac{1}{2}\mathbf{Var}[f]\cdot \frac{\ln n}{n} (1-o(1)) $$ and what's in the $o(1)$ should be easy to figure out from the subquestion (b) of the exercise.

[1] O'Donnell, R. (2014). Analysis of Boolean Functions. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. doi:10.1017/CBO9781139814782. See also arXiv:2105.10386.


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