UI Launches Swine Flu Prediction Market

Forrest Nelson, an economics professor at The University of Iowa, describes the Iowa Electronic Health Markets, a spin off from the successful political prediction markets operated by the UI. The IEHM started a swine-flu prediction market this week. Public health officials, hospital workers, and others in the health care profession can become "traders" in a market aimed at rewarding those who accurately forecast how flu outbreaks spread.

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