Symposiums are monthly events that run from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM EST, typically on the third Thursday of the month. We do not conduct events during the summer nor winter.

DeFi on Ethereum

November 17 2022
Hosted by David Yermack (NYU Stern)

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Lin William Cong
(Cornell University)

Inclusion and Democratization Through Web3 and DeFi? Initial Evidence from the Ethereum Ecosystem

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Alfred Lehar
(University of Calgary)

Systemic Fragility in Decentralized Markets

Decentralized Exchanges

October 20 2022
Hosted by Leonid Kogan (MIT)

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Anthony Zhang
(University of Chicago)


Automated Market Making and Loss-Versus-Rebalancing

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Fahad Saleh
(Wake Forest University)

 The Need for Fees at a DEX

Token Classification

September 15 2022
Hosted by Amin Shams (Ohio State University)

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Andrew Karolyi
(Cornell University)

Value Premium, Network Adoption, and Factor Pricing of Crypto Assets

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Yukun Liu
(University of Rochester)

 The Economics of Non-Fungible Tokens

Digital Currency Competition

April 21 2022
Hosted by Aleh Tsyvinski (Yale University)

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Lin William Cong
(Cornell University)


The Coming Battle of Digital Currencies

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Darrell Duffie
(Stanford University)


Digital Currencies: China and the United States at a Crossroads

Auditing Economic Mechanisms

March 17 2022
Hosted by Hanna Halaburda (NYU Stern)

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Cathy Barrera
(Prysm Group)

Bridging the CS-Economics Gap in Layer 1 Protocol Assumptions

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Yujie Qian
(Prysm Group)

Incentives and Information in Dapps

Alternatives to Proof-of-Work

February 17 2022
Hosted by Matt Weinberg (Princeton University)

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Thomas Rivera
(McGill University)

Equilibrium Staking Levels in a Proof-of-Stake Blockchain

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Brett Hemenway Falk
(University of Pennsylvania)
 
Scaling Blockchains: Can Elected Committees Help?

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Hanna Halaburda
(NYU Stern)

An Economic Model of Consensus on Distributed Ledgers

Governance and Meaning of Blockchain Technology

October 21 2021
Hosted by Hanna Halaburda (NYU Stern)

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Semi Min
(NYU Stern)

Coevolution of Meaning and Technologies in the Diffusion of Blockchain

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Daniel Obermeier
(TUM)
 

Smart Contracts on a Blockchain

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Ying-Ying Hsieh
(Imperial College)

Governance in Blockchain-based Distributed Platforms

DeFi: Front-Running, Incentives and Cyclical Arbitrage

September 16 2021
Hosted by Arash Aloosh (NEOMA)

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Arthur Gervais
(Imperial College)

Quantifying Blockchain Extractable Value: How dark is the forest?

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David Siska
(Vega and U Edinburgh)
 

Market Based Mechanisms for Incentivising Exchange Liquidity Provision

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Ye Wang
(ETH Zurich)

Cyclic Arbitrage in Decentralized Exchanges

Non-Fungible Tokens

June 17 2021
Hosted by Agostino Capponi (Columbia University)

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Christoph Spaenjers
(HEC Paris)

NFTs: Modern Masterpieces— or Money for Nothing?

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Josh Fairfield
(Washington and Lee U)
 

Digital + Unique: 
Law, History, and Modern Framework

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Nitin Gaur
(IBM Digital Assets)

The Next Generation of Non-custodial Services

Central Bank Digital Currencies

May 20 2021
Hosted by Andreas Park (University of Toronto)

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Angelika Welte
(Bank of Canada)


Distributional Effects of Payment Card Pricing and Merchant Cost Pass-Through in the United States and Canada

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Martin Schneider
(Stanford University)

 Credit lines, bank deposits or CBDC? Competition & efficiency in modern payment systems

Blockchain Attacks and Reorganizations

March 18 2021
Hosted by David Yermack (NYU Stern)

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Joseph Bonneau
(New York University)

Hostile Blockchain Takeovers

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Savva Shanaev
(Northumbria University)
 

Cryptocurrency Value and 51% Attacks: Evidence from Event Studies

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Klaus Grobys
(University of Vaasa)

On the Tail Risk of Cyberattacks in the Bitcoin Market

Decentralized Finance

February 18 2021
Hosted by Christine Parlour (Berkeley Haas)

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Tarun Chitra

(Gauntlet Networks)

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Guillermo Angeris

(Stanford University)

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Alex Evans

(Placeholder)

Tokenomics

November 19 2020
Hosted by Kose John (NYU Stern)

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Jiasun Li
(George Mason University)

Digital Tokens and Platform Building

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Ye Li
(Ohio State University)
 

Token-based Platform Finance

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Simon Mayer
(Erasmus University)

Token-Based Platforms and Speculators

Blockchain for Supply Chains

October 15 2020
Hosted by Fahad Saleh (Wake Forest University)

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Volodymyr Babich
(Georgetown University)


Distributed Ledgers and Operations: What Operations Management Researchers Should Know About Blockchain Technology

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Yao Cui
(Cornell University)

 Value and Design of Traceability-Driven Blockchains

Empirical Patterns in Cryptoasset Markets

September 17 2020
Hosted by Lin William Cong (Cornell University)

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Evgeny Lyandres
(Tel Aviv University)

ICO Success and Post-ICO Performance

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Amin Shams
(Ohio State University)
 

The Structure of Cryptocurrency Returns

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Donghwa Shin
(University of North Carolina)

Cryptocurrency Pump-and-Dump Schemes