Crypto and Blockchain Economics Research (CBER) Conference

In collaboration with Management Science, FinTech at Cornell - an Initiative of the SC Johnson College of Business, and the Rotman School of Management's FinHub

Dates: April 16-17, 2021

Hosts: Cornell University and University of Toronto (tentatively via Zoom)

Organizers: Maureen O'Hara, Andreas Park, Julien Prat, Fahad Saleh, and Gerry Tsoukalas


To promote research on the emerging issues that relate to distributed ledger technologies such as blockchains, cryptocurrencies, digital payments, network security, etc., the Crypto and Blockchain Economics Research (CBER) Forum, in collaboration with Management Science, FinTech at Cornell - an Initiative of the SC Johnson College of Business, and FinHub - the University of Toronto Rotman’s Financial Innovation Lab, will convene a virtual research conference to feature eight interdisciplinary research papers examining topics within the scope of blockchain and crypto economics, broadly defined. The conference will feature one best paper prize and one best discussant prize with the generous support from the FinTech Initiative at Cornell.

Submissions to this conference have the option to be considered both for the conference program and, separately, for an invitation for submission to the Management Science Special Issue on Blockchain and Crypto Economics through a dual submission process. Any submission to the Management Science Special Issue following an invitation will undergo the standard journal review process, but any paper rejected in that process may be submitted to Management Science again in the future. 

The deadline for conference submissions is February 1, 2021 and authors will be notified with decisions by March 15, 2021. Conference organizers will finalize the program based on feedback from program committee members. Program committee feedback for a filtered set of submissions will be passed to the sponsoring editors from the special issue for them to make decisions regarding invitations for submission to Management Science. The sponsoring editors will have no role in the review and decisions on conference papers, but may ask conference organizers, program committee members, and participants to review submissions to the special issue. The deadline for invited submissions is May 15, 2021, the same as the deadline for the special issue.

Management Science SI Collaborating Editors:

Bruno Biais, HEC Paris

Agostino Capponi, Columbia University

Lin William Cong, Cornell University

Vishal Gaur, Cornell University

Kay Giesecke, Stanford University

Program Committee
Matthieu Bouvard, Toulouse School of Economics
Jonathan Chiu, Bank of Canada

Yao Cui, Cornell University

Deeksha Gupta, Carnegie Mellon University
Hanna Halaburda, New York University
Campbell Harvey, Duke University

Zhiguo He, University of Chicago

Sabrina Howell, New York University

Gur Huberman, Columbia University

Kose John, New York University
Mariana Khapko, University of Toronto
Thorsten Koeppel, Queens University
Steven Kou, Boston University
Jacob Leshno, University of Chicago
Jongsub Lee, Seoul National University
Alfred Lehar, University of Calgary
Jiasun Li, George Mason University
Tao Li, University of Florida

Laura Liu, Peking University
Yukun Liu, University of Rochester
Evgeny Lyandres, Tel Aviv University
Katya Malinova, McMaster University

Emiliano Pagnotta, Imperial College of London

Christine Parlour, University of California Berkeley

Linda Schilling, Ecole Polytechnique
Amin Shams, Ohio State University
Katrin Tinn, McGill University

Wei Xiong, Princeton University

Baozhong Yang, Georgia State University

David Yermack, New York University

Ariel Zetlin-Jones, Carnegie Mellon University

Marius Zoican, University of Toronto