Tuesday, April 29

A Second Look (Math and econ edition)

This is the first post in what will become a regular feature on this blog: A look back at previous posts that are related to newly-discovered content.

Further support for prediction markets.

Trading on the Wisdom of Crowds (Wall Street Journal)
How accurate are prediction markets in U.S. elections? (Yahoo! Answers)

Earlier: How to predict the future


What are your odds of dying from a given injury?

Odds of Dying (National Safety Council)

Earlier: Suicide hotlines


Economists, on the question of organ markets as a solution to the organ donor shortage.

Human Organs for Sale, Legally, in ... Which Country? (Freakonomics Blog)
Financial Compensation for Organ Donors is Working (Marginal Revolution)

Earlier: Kidneys for sale?

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