Beliefs and Prediction Markets

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Proposal Description:

Prediction markets offer users the possibility to be on certain predefined outcomes (i.e. Biden becomes President). An interesting question is how prices in these prediction markets evolve. Answering this question can provide some insight into financial markets where it is often less clear on which events traders are betting. The main task of the project is to create a list of prediction markets on the internet and a way of automatically downloading price data from these markets.

Requisite Skills and Qualifications:

Solid understanding of Python, ideally some experience in scraping data.