The Growth of Gambling and Prediction Markets Workshop starts today

In a few hours, the workshop The Growth of Gambling and Prediction Markets: Economic and Financial Implications starts at Palm Desert, California. The quality of presenters is excellent and the workshop has succeeded in attracting high level contributions. The program and complete list of papers to be presented are available here, while directly related to …

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I gave a presentation earlier today at the 2nd Greek National Conference of Mechanical & Electrical Engineers. The speech introduced the concept of prediction markets, as long as market applications in logistics, to a multidisciplinary audience. The presentation triggered a lot of interest and more than supportive reactions. The introductory paper (in greek), entitled as …

Buck Up, Vol.2 is out

During the last months I was happy enough to envision and create from scratch, by working together with a few close friends, the Greek Federation of Junior Enterprises Jade Hellas. The concept was simple: create a platform that will inform greek youths on junior entrepreneurship and motivate further interest bring together people with common start-up …

Black Swans and the Impossibility of Prediction

Black Swans and the Impossibility of Prediction a manifesto by Nassim Nicholas Taleb, author of the Black Swan and Fooled by Randomness, two quite popular but must-read books. kind-of-rhetoric question: Are prediction markets the best available or optimal black swan spotter?