This post was written by Megan Schuelke – May 2011 graduate.
Right now Tippie students are in a battle to find out who is the best at predicting the performance of a new product, The Adjustment Bureau. The Adjustment Bureau is a movie featuring Matt Damon and Emily Blunt that will be in theaters this Friday, March 4th. Students competing in the IEM Movie Market Challenge will be watching the box office performance of the movie closely on Friday and during the month of March. Students will be making trading decisions based on their predictions, current box office numbers and personal trading strategy. The IEM is the oldest and best known prediction market and was created right here at the University of Iowa. For more information about the IEM see http://tippie.uiowa.edu/iem/. There is a lot on the line this month as students reputations and bragging rights are on the line, happy trading!
Check out the Tippie IEM Movie Challenge on MSNBC’s Oscar coverage!