Last january, the AEI-Brookings Joint Center, a joint venture between the famous right and left-leaning policy think tanks in Washington DC, held a one day conference about prediction markets. The host was Robert Hahn, the Center’s Executive Director and co-editor of the recent book: Information Markets: A New Way of Making Decisions.
A complete webcast of the event is now available online, along with other conference material. The webcast includes presentations by Justin Wolfers and Robin Hanson, both members of our Scientific Advisory Board, followed by our CEO Emile Servan-Schreiber.
On this occasion, Emile veered from his usual presentation about the business applications of prediction markets to focus instead on NewsFutures’ more publicly visible efforts and partnerships, including:
- The Global Risks Prediction Market that we operate for the World Economic Forum and Thomson Financial, where experts of all stripes try to predict global risks like pandemic avian flu and its impact on the Dow Jones.
- The Global Imbalances Prediction Market, operated in partnership with Roubini Global Economics Monitor, where economists have been trying to assess alternative futures for the global economy.
- The Dutch Political Stock Market, which covered the recent elections in Holland for de Volkskrant. As expected, the market proved more accurate than early polls.
- NewsFutures own US elections markets and how they (favorably) compare with Intrade‘s despite being operated with play money.
The webcast is around 7 hours long… Robin and Justin’s presentations are towards the front and Emile’s is straight in the middle of the webcast.