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Dr. Robin Hanson

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Dr. Robin Hanson


Dr. Hanson is the godfather of prediction markets and is considered to be responsible for many of the ideas implemented in Augur.

Robin Dale Hanson (born August 28, 1959[1]) is an associate professor of economics at George Mason University[2] and a research associate at the Future of Humanity Institute of Oxford University.[3] He is known as an expert on idea futures and markets, and he was involved in the creation of the Foresight Institute's Foresight Exchange and DARPA's FutureMAP project. He invented market scoring rules like LMSR (Logarithmic Market Scoring Rule)[4] used by prediction markets such as Consensus Point (where Hanson is Chief Scientist[5]), and has conducted research on signalling.

Projects involved

Project nameMarketCap RankMarketCapPositionProject tags
AugurAugurREP#189255 940 700 USDAdvisor