Robin Hanson, Ph.D.
Robin Hanson, Ph.D. Chief Scientist
Dr. Robin Hanson is the Chief Scientist at Consensus Point and is considered the “father of prediction markets.” At Consensus Point, he advises on innovative technologies and development of prediction markets, and consults with customers on market design, best practices and quantitative analysis.
Robin pioneered the field in 1988 as the first person to write in detail about using markets to improve forecasts and inform decisions. In 1990, he led the first internal corporate market.
Robin, associate professor of economics, George Mason University, and research associate at Oxford University, received his Ph.D. in social science from California Institute of Technology and masters in physics and masters in the philosophy of science from University of Chicago.