Prediction Markets: In Elections and the Corporations of the Future
Chicago QWAFAFEW and the IIT Stuart School’s Center for Financial Innovation will present a special election week event on prediction markets. The speakers will be Koleman Stumpf, Professsor of Economics at the Univeristy of Kanasas School of Business, and Adam Siegel, CEO and Co-Founder of Cultivate Labs.
Prediction markets allow realtime information and belief aggregation. The markets for the U.S. presidential elections offer a striking test of prediction markets and their potential limitations, but perhaps only the barest hint of their future applications.
Koleman Stumpf will address the following questions:
Adam Siegel will address the following topics:
Date: Thursday, Nov 10th, 2016
Venue: IIT Sturart School of Business, 565 West Adams Street, Chicago, IL Time: Doors will open at 5:00 pm for conversation, light food and drinks. The event will start at 5:30 pm and officially end at 7:00.
Koleman Strumpf is a Professor of Economics at the University of Kansas School of Business and prior to that at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
He is currently associate editor of the Journal of Prediction Markets. Koleman’s research spans a variety of applied microeconomics topics including prediction markets, file sharing, tax evasion, and health economics and has been published in journals such as the American Economic Review, the Journal of Political Economy, and the Journal of Economic Perspectives.
His work has been featured in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, the Economist, NPR, and ABC News. His undergraduate degree is from Stanford University and he has a PhD is from MIT.
Adam Siegel is the CEO and Co-Founder of Cultivate Labs. He has been working in the crowdsourcing space for 10 years since starting his first company, Inkling Inc., in 2006. Inkling, funded by Y Combinator, focused on crowdsourced forecasting using prediction markets. Cultivate Labs recently acquired Inkling to focus on internal crowdsourcing as a way to optimize the insights and knowledge of current teams.
Before becoming an entrepreneur, Adam spent a decade as a management and innovation consultant at Accenture in the Accenture Technology Labs. Adam lives in Chicago, IL and loves spending as much time as possible in cafes drinking overpriced coffee and reading the paper, trailing his 3 year old daughter helplessly as she wreaks havoc, or escaping Chicago to go hiking and camping.
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