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Larry Samuelson (Yale) – “The Wisdom of a Confused Crowd: Model-Based Inference”

June 12, 12:15 am - 1:30 pm

CREST Microeconomics Seminar : 

Time: 12:15 pm – 1:30pm
Date: 12th June 2019
Place: Room 3001.

Larry Samuelson (Yale) – “The Wisdom of a Confused Crowd: Model-Based Inference”

Abstract: “Crowds” are often regarded as “wiser” than individuals, and prediction markets are often regarded as effective methods for harnessing this wisdom. If the agents in prediction markets are Bayesians who share a common model and prior belief, then the no-trade theorem implies that we should see no trade in the market. But if the agents in the market are not Bayesians who share a common model and prior belief, then it is no longer obvious that the market outcome aggregates or conveys information. In this paper, we examine a stylized prediction market comprised of Bayesian agents whose inferences are based on different models of the underlying environment. We explore a basic tension—the differences in models that give rise to the possibility of trade generally preclude the possibility of perfect information aggregation.

Organizers:
Roxana Fernandez Machado (CREST), Marie Laure Allain (CREST), and Linda Schilling (CREST)

Sponsors:
CREST

Lunch registration:
food provided, no registration needed

 

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Date:
June 12
Time:
12:15 am - 1:30 pm
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Venue

3001