WELCOME TO THE HOMEPAGE OF MARCO OTTAVIANI
Welcome! I am professor of Economics at Bocconi University, and serve as joint managing editor of the Review of Economic Studies and editorial board member of the Journal of Prediction Markets.
First things first. I've recently discovered a short article published in French by Émile Borel in 1938. The article contains a pioneering game-theoretic analysis of parimutuel betting with heterogeneous prior beliefs.
Translation of Émile Borel, Sur le pari mutuel, Comptes Rendus Hebdomadaires des Séances de l’Académie des Sciences, 1938.
Nobody seems to have ever noticed (or at least cited) this article before; some of the insights were later rediscovered by other researchers in mathematics and economics. (If you are interested in learning more about this, see the discussion in my overview article, with Peter Norman Sørensen).
The rest of this page collects links to my research, for your enjoyment...