DIMACS Workshop on Markets as Predictive Devices (Information Markets)

February 2-4, 2005
DIMACS Center, CoRE Building, Rutgers University

Robin Hanson, George Mason University,
John Ledyard, California Institute of Technology,
David Pennock, Yahoo! Research Labs,
Presented under the auspices of the Special Focus on Computation and the Socio-Economic Sciences, and the following sponsors:

Microsoft Research: http://research.microsoft.com

Newsfutures: http://www.newsfutures.com Hosting PM2, the Prediction Market Market

Yahoo! Research Labs: http://research.yahoo.com

Call for Participation:

This workshop will include talks on information markets (a.k.a, prediction markets, event markets, or idea futures) by a number of distinguished invited speakers. Speakers will cover a range of topics including mechanism design, experiments, analysis, policy, and industry experience. Speakers will include representatives from academia, industry, and government. The workshop will feature research talks, opinions, reports of industry experience, and discussion of government policy from the perspective of a number of fields, including economics, business, finance, computer science, gambling/gaming, and policy. See the workshop program for more details.

The workshop will feature a tutorial session on Wednesday afternoon (Feb. 2, 2005) to help those new to the field get up to speed. The workshop will include a panel discussion on the Policy Analysis Market (a.k.a., "Terror Futures") and a "rump" session where anyone who requests time can have the floor for five minutes to speak on any relevant topic. To participate in the rump session, please email David Pennock at .

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