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Subject: Political Futures market in Italy
Date: Thu, 1 Feb 2001 15:31:56 -0000
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> From: Marie-Edith Bissey [SMTP:bissey@SP.UNIPMN.IT]
> Sent: Thursday, February 01, 2001 3:24 PM
> To: ECONOMICS-EXPERIMENTAL@JISCMAIL.AC.UK
> Subject: Political Experiment in Italy
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> Dear colleagues,
> We would like to inform you about a research project we are working
> on. This project is financed by the Laboratorio di Economia
> Sperimentale dell'Universita' del Piemonte Orientale. We are hoping
> that this project may be of interest to you, and that you will be
> willing to pass on this message to your students and colleagues.
> The Facolta' di Scienze Politiche and the Laboratorio di Economia
> Sperimentale (AL.EX) of the Universita' del Piemonte Orientale
> (Italy) have decided to create electronic markets, following the
> model of the Iowa Electronic Markets (and in association with members
> of the Henry Tippie College of Business, University of Iowa).
> This new market is based on the next political elections in Italy
> (scheduled for Spring 2001).
> The Italian Electoral Markets opened for trading on the
> 1st of February 2001.
> Participants are able to buy and sell assets within a real
> market in which they can invest from 5 to 100 Euros. The
> registration gives right to a portfolio of assets representative of
> the parties or coalitions running in the election. This initial
> endowment can be then modified by buying and selling assets. The
> final value of the assets is computed on the basis of the proportion
> of the votes reported by the various parties/coalitions.
> For further information on the Italian Electoral Markets,
> and to access the markets, you can go to the AL.EX site:
> Note please that the market and the information are in Italian.
> We thank you for your attention and invite you to participate in the
> Yours sincerely,
> Marie-Edith Bissey (Universita' del Piemonte Orientale and AL.EX)
> Carmela Di Mauro (Universita' della Calabria and AL.EX)
> Anna Maffioletti (Universita' di Torino and AL.EX)
> AL.EX Laboratorio di Economia Sperimentale
> Facolta' di Scienze Politiche tel: (+39)0131283649
> Universita' del Piemonte Orientale fax: (+39)0131263030
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