Robin Hanson

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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 for his work 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.

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Robin Dale Hanson

(1959-08-28) August 28, 1959 (age 63)
EducationUniversity of California, Irvine (BSc), University of Chicago (MSc), Caltech (PhD)
Organization(s)George Mason University
Future of Humanity Institute
Known forFutureMAP, LMSR, Foresight Institute
Notable workThe Elephant in the Brain
The Age of Em