infomarkets: Info Markets

An open forum for discussing the emerging technology of information markets (a.k.a. prediction markets, idea futures).This can include discussions of technical innovations, business ventures, or academic analyses.Information markets are markets in state-contingent assets which a patron constructs for the purpose of aggregating information from diverse participants on topics of interestto that patron. Examples include the Iowa ElectronicMarkets, the Foresight Exchange, and the Hollywood StockExchange. There is now a DARPA initiative on this (find SB012-012 athttp://www.acq.osd.mil/sadbu/sbir/solicitations/sbir012/darpa012.htm )there are half a dozen hitech companies working in this area, there have been several recent academic conferences, andthere are dozens of academic articles on this topic.

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