Chris Masse posted another
thorough review of the state of the
Prediction Markets field in the guise of an annual awards list.
Zocalo and my name came up a few times, sometimes positively,
His summary from his rss feed gives the highlights. There are plenty
of pointers to interesting reports, articles, blogs, etc. I won’t repeat all the links here. That’s what Chris (doesn’t) get paid for.
- Blog Of The Year 2005: Jason Ruspini
- Book Of The Year 2005: James Surowiecki, The Wisdom of Crowds – Why the Many Are Smarter Than the Few and How Collective Wisdom Shapes Business, Economies, Societies and Nations
- Consultant Of The Year 2005: NewsFutures
- Exchange Of The Year 2005: BetFair
- Market Of The Year 2005: The Harriet Miers confirmation prediction market @ InTrade/TradeSports
- Media Of The Year 2005: Fortune magazine, with this story, Making a
Market in (Almost) Anything.
- News Of The Year 2005: The CFTC spanked TEN (TradeSports / InTrade), hard.
- Opinion Of The Year 2005: Good News: CFTC Busts Intrade. – by Tom Bell – 2005-10-10
- Paper Of The Year 2005: Justin Wolfers and Eric Zitzewitz’s 2005 Interpreting Prediction Market Prices as Probabilities
- Presentation Of The Year 2005: John Ledyard Information Markets
- Resource Of The Year 2005: del.icio.us / tag / predictionmarkets
- Scholar Of The Year 2005: David Pennock
- Software Of The Year 2005: Consensus Point’s Idea Futures
I’m looking forward to more growth of the field, and lots of
interesting work this year.