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dc.contributor.authorChinn, Michael
dc.contributor.authorHuffman, Leslie
dc.date16-Dec-09
dc.date.accessioned2013-05-08T21:19:24Z
dc.date.available2013-05-08T21:19:24Z
dc.date.issued2009-12-16
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/33450
dc.descriptionSponsored Report (for Acquisition Research Program)en_US
dc.descriptionApproved for public release; distribution unlimited.en_US
dc.description.abstractPrediction markets generally are small-scale electronic markets that tie payoffs to measurable future events. They are similar to stock markets, in which the ''stocks'' are outcomes or events rather than shares in a company. The growing popularity of prediction markets reflects the notion that markets are an excellent means of efficient information aggregation among a disparate group of people. Trading prices in the prediction markets provide decision-makers with a timely, accurate, and continuously updated picture on the likelihood of future events. This enables decision-makers to better evaluate risk. Based on historical successes in prediction market utilization, it is both logical and important to assess the usefulness of prediction markets as they contribute to critical elements of Navy total force-shaping. Navy Manpower, Personnel, Training, and Education (N1) regularly forecasts re-enlistment rates, over/under end strength, and many other force-shaping factors as an input into their resource allocation decision-making process. In an effort to improve upon the force-shaping decision-making process, N1 has shown interest in using prediction markets to complement or replace alternative methods for forecasting various Navy force-shaping elements. The aim of this thesis is to act as a foundation for ongoing prediction market research within the Department of Defense (DoD).en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipAcquisition Research Programen_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.en_US
dc.titlePrediction Markets: A Review with an Experimentally Based Recommendation for Navy Force-shaping Applicationen_US
dc.contributor.departmentAcquisition Management
dc.contributor.departmentGraduate Student
dc.subject.authorPrediction markets,en_US
dc.subject.authorPrediction markets, information markets, information aggregation, forecasting, force-shapingen_US
dc.identifier.npsreportNPS-AM-09-139


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