Conference on Corporate Applications of Prediction/Information Markets

Thursday, 1 November 2007


Kauffman Foundation Conference Center

Kansas City Brookside Room.

4801 Rockhill Road. Kansas City MO 64110

Links: Directions, Conference Center,

Sheraton Suites Hotel, Directions from Sheraton Suites Hotel to Conference Center



University of Kansas School of Business

Center for Applied Economics

Kauffman Foundation



Koleman Strumpf


Further Details:

Conference Flier

Registration Page (please complete if you would like to attend)

Information on Country Club Plaza



Summary of conference presentations

Slides of presentations listed below (pdf format)



8:30 Registration, Coffee, Opening Remarks

Koleman Strumpf (KU School of Business)

William L. Fuerst, Dean, University of Kansas School of Business


9:00 Lessons from Corporate Applications of Prediction Markets

Henry Berg, Microsoft <slides>              

Discussant: Robin Hanson (George Mason Department of Economics) <slides>

Christina Ann LaComb, GE (The Imagination Market; abstract is free, text is gated) <slides>

Discussant: Marco Ottaviani (Kellogg School of Management, Management and Strategy) <slides>


10:45 Coffee Break


11:00 Lessons from Corporate Applications of Prediction Markets (cont)

Dawn Keller, Best Buy (Best Buy’s TAGTRADE Market) <slides>

Discussant: Paul Rhode (Department of Economics. Eller College of Management, University of Arizona)

Bo Cowgill, Google (Putting Crowd Wisdom to Work) <slides>

            Discussant: Eric Zitzewitz (Dartmouth Department of Economics)


12:45 Lunch

Keynote address: Jim Lavoie, Co-Founder and CEO, Rite-Solutions <slides>


1:45 Lessons from Prediction Market Organizers and Operators

John Delaney, Founder and CEO, Intrade <slides> <transcript>

David Perry, Co-Founder and President, Consensus Point <slides>

Mat Fogarty, Founder and CEO, Xpree Inc <slides>


3:15 Break (refreshments)


3:30 The Legal Playing Field

Tom W. Bell, Chapman University School of Law <slides>

Discussant: Robert E. Litan (VP Research and Policy at the Kauffman Foundation, Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution, Director of the AEI-Brookings Joint Center on Regulatory Studies)


4:15 General Discussion

Alexander Costakis (Managing Director, Hollywood Stock Exchange) will also be available to answer questions and may make a short presentation


7:00 Dinner (for speakers and selected guests)

Brio Tuscan Grille (located in Country Club Plaza)



Monica Lemmons, 785-864-7369

Koleman Strumpf, 785-864-7485