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The Ethnography of Noise in Electronic Finance

Alex Preda

in Noise: Living and Trading in Electronic Finance

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226427348
eISBN:
9780226427515
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226427515.003.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Finance, Accounting, and Banking

The Introduction presents the main puzzle of the book: why do ordinary people take up trading when statistical evidence shows that a vast majority of them do not make any money? Starting with an ... More


The Media

Michael Abramowicz

in Predictocracy: Market Mechanisms for Public and Private Decision Making

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300115994
eISBN:
9780300144956
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300115994.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic Systems

This chapter suggests that prediction markets can provide objective gauges of expert consensus for the media to pass along to the public. Experience suggests that prediction markets are generally ... More


Noise: Living and Trading in Electronic Finance

Alex Preda

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226427348
eISBN:
9780226427515
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226427515.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Finance, Accounting, and Banking

This book examines the institutional and cultural underpinnings of a financial puzzle: given that the overwhelming majority of retail traders lose money in financial transactions, why do we see ... More


The Mad Hatter’s Tea-Party

Helga Drummond

in Escalation in Decision-Making: The Tragedy of Taurus

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198289531
eISBN:
9780191684722
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198289531.003.0005
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies, HRM / IR

Committees are a way of life in London. When the thirteen members of Siscot began arriving at Cazenove's in Tokenhouse Yard in November 1988, they expected that, like the First World War, it would ... More


Designing Automated Markets for Communication Bandwidth

Nir Vulkan and Chris Preist

in The Handbook of Market Design

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199570515
eISBN:
9780191765957
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199570515.003.0018
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

Organisations and individuals trading in electronic markets are increasingly using automated agents. Agents are particularly useful in markets where trade might not otherwise have been possible, for ... More


Do Online Labor Market Intermediaries Matter? The Impact of AlmaLaurea on the University-to-Work Transition

Manuel F. Bagues and Mauro Sylos Labini

in Studies of Labor Market Intermediation

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226032887
eISBN:
9780226032900
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226032900.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

This chapter evaluates the impact of the availability of electronic labor markets on the university-to-work transition. In particular, the effects of a specific electronic intermediary, the ... More


Designing Markets for Mixed Use of Humans and Automated Agents

Andrew Byde and Nir Vulkan

in The Handbook of Market Design

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199570515
eISBN:
9780191765957
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199570515.003.0015
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter describes how markets that use a combination of automated and human agents can work. It presents a system AutONA (Automated One-to-one Negotiation Agent), for conducting multiple ... More


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