Robin Hanson

Associate Professor of Economics, Futurist
Robin Hanson is an Associate Professor of Economics at George Mason University and a research associate at the Future of Humanity Institute of Oxford University. He holds a Ph.D. in social sciences from Caltech. Hanson has been instrumental in the development of new technologies for conditional, combinatorial, and intermediated trading, and has extensively studied insider trading, manipulation, and related issues. He has proposed 'futarchy,' a form of governance based on prediction markets. Hanson was a principal architect of the first...

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