Initial Coin Offerings and the Value of Crypto Tokens

Christian Catalini and Joshua Gans study how entrepreneurs can use initial coin offerings (ICOs) to fund venture start-up costs. 

Science 1

When Early Adopters Don't Adopt

This paper by Christian Catalini and Catherine Tucker is the is the first to measure the counterfactual diffusion curve that occurs when natural early adopters (NEAs) are not allowed to adopt early. 

Medium CEL 1

Hidden Costs of Verification

Cathy Barrera discusses how the cost of verification differs depending on the context and the types of transactions, and explores the implications of this in broader blockchain applications. 


Some Simple Economics of the Blockchain

Christian Catalini and Joshua Gans explain the potential and implications of blockchain technologies through the lenses of economic theory.

CEL Medium 2

The Blockchain Effect: Network Effects without Market Power Costs

Cathy Barrera describes the impact blockchain technologies will have on market dynamics.

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The Digital Privacy Paradox: Small Money, Small Costs, Small Talk

Susan Athey, Catherine Tucker and Christian Catalini explore the privacy paradox and discuss the implications for the privacy strategy of firms.