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Marc-André Simard

Technology and Public Policy 2021 Fellow


Marc is Director of Operations at Blaise Transit. Previously at McKinsey, he focused on serving institutional investors and public sector clients on areas at the intersection of technology and governance including market design, cybersecurity, digital government, and advanced stochastic computing.

In the past two decades, connectivity has become widespread. Blockchains have emerged, enabling secure voting. These technologies make leveraging prediction markets for governance more feasible. In this work, he will explore under which conditions, if any, prediction markets could improve policymaking and what could be a feasible implementation.

Fellowship project: A Prediction (Worth Testing): Betting Markets Would Improve Our Governing Institutions