Will blockchains disintermediate platforms? with Hanna Halaburda

Show notes

Hanna's bio: Hanna Halaburda joined New York University Stern School of Business as an Associate Professor of Technology, Operations and Statistics in September 2019.

In her research, Professor Halaburda studies how technology changes economic forces and thus affects business models and interactions in the marketplace. One strand of her work focuses on competition between digital platforms. Since 2011, she has built a research program in digital currencies and blockchain technologies, including analyses of incentives in consensus protocols, cryptocurrency adoption, smart contracts, and token issuance. Professor Halaburda’s work has been published in Management Science, RAND, American Economic Journal, Games and Economic Behavior, and other academic journals. In 2015 she co-authored Beyond Bitcoin: The Economics of Digital Currency, the first book analyzing digital currencies from the economic perspective. The book’s 2nd edition, co-authored with Miklos Sarvary and Guillaume Haeringer, was published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2022.

Prior to joining NYU Stern, Professor Halaburda was an Assistant Professor at Harvard Business School, and a senior economist at the Bank of Canada.

She holds Master’s degrees in Economics from the Warsaw School of Economics and in Philosophy from Warsaw University, and a PhD in Economics from Northwestern University.

Link to the paper: https://pubsonline.informs.org/doi/abs/10.1287/mnsc.2020.3636

Hanna's Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/hanna-halaburda-7b368b12/

Hanna's Twitter: @hannahalaburda

Link to Hanna's book Beyond Bitcoin: https://www.amazon.com/Beyond-Bitcoin_-Economics-of-Digital-Currencies-and-Blockchain-Technologies/dp/3030889300

New comment

Your name or nickname, will be shown publicly
At least 10 characters long
By submitting your comment you agree that the content of the field "Name or nickname" will be stored and shown publicly next to your comment. Using your real name is optional.