2019 - Radical Mechanisms 10 Years After the Financial Crisis

JRCPPF 8th Annual Conference | February 21-22, 2019

Held ten years after the financial crisis this conference explored new ideas and mechanism designs aimed at addressing some of the most pressing issues facing financial markets and the macro-economy. The conference featured mix of speakers including experts on blockchain, fintech, financial decentralization, and innovative mechanism design.

The Julis-Rabinowitz Center for Public Policy and Finance’s Annual Conference brings together preeminent researchers, policy experts, and market practitioners from across the globe to exchange ideas and shed new light on the most pressing economic issues of our time. The conference also exposes our students to a range of economic expertise and provides them with the opportunity to interact with leading academics and policy makers. This year's conference was co-sponsored by Microsoft Research.

Read the summary of the conference here.

Papers, Videos, and Slides

Property Rights & Taxation

Moderator: Atif Mian, Princeton University

Anthony Lee Zhang, Ph.D. Candidate, Stanford Graduate School of Business
"Competition Policy and Price Discovery" | Slides

Video

Matthew Prewitt, Deputy Director, RadicalxChange
"Ownership & Punishment" | Slides

Video

Robin Hanson, Associate Professor of Economics, George Mason University
"Decentralized Zoning via Conditional Harberger Taxes" | Slides

Video

Decentralization and Competition

Moderator: Ernest Liu, Princeton University

Steve Randy Waldman, interfluidity.com
"a tao of (de)centralization" | Slides

Video

Rachel Cummings, Assistant Professor of Industrial and Systems Engineering and Computer Science, Georgia Tech
"Market Design for Personal Data" | Slides

Video

Ioana Marinescu, Assistant Professor of Economics, University of Pennsylvania
"Labor Market Concentration and Legal Implications" | Slides

Video

Community

Moderator: Karsten Müller, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Princeton University

Devon Zuegel, Engineer, Github
"What can physical infrastructure teach us about open source?" | Slides

Video

Zoë Hitzig, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Economics, Harvard University
"Optimal Matching Funds for Public Goods" | Slides

Video

Nicole Immorlica, Senior Researcher, Microsoft Research-New England
"Quadratic Voting" | Slides

Video

 

Organization

Ananya Chakravarti, Assistant Professor of History, Georgetown University
"Multidisciplinary Academic Research and RadicalxChange" | Slides 

Lucas Geiger, Co-founder, Wireline
"Open-source cloud application marketplaces" | Slides 

Aparna Krishnan, Executive Vice-President, Blockchain Berkeley
"Mechanism Design and Decentralized Finance" | Slides

Moderator: Matthew Prewitt, RadicalxChange

Video of Session 4: Organization

 

Keynote: The Political Economy of Increasing Returns
Glen Weyl, Principal Researcher, Microsoft Research and Visiting Research Scholar, Princeton University
"The Political Economy of Increasing Returns" | Slides 

Video of Keynote Address

 

     

Speakers

Lucas Geiger, Cofounder, Wireline

Lucas Geiger, Co-founder, Wireline

Nicole Immorlica

Nicole Immorlica, Senior Researcher, Microsoft Research New England

Steve Randy Waldman

Steve Randy Waldman, interfluidity.com

Rachel Cummings

Rachel Cummings, Assistant Professor, Georgia Tech

Ananya Chakravarti

Ananya Chakravarti, Assistant Professor of History, Georgetown University

Robin Hanson

Robin Hanson, Associate Professor of Economics, George Mason University

Zoë Hitzig

Zoë Hitzig, Ph.D. Candidate, Harvard University

Matt Prewitt, Deputy Director, RadicalxChange

Matt Prewitt, Deputy Director, RadicalxChange

Aparna Krishnan

Aparna Krishnan, Co-founder, Mechanism Labs

John Mercurio

John Mercurio, Chief Communications Officer, Bitfury

Devon Zuegel

Devon Zuegel, Engineer, GitHub

Anthony Lee Zhang

Anthony Lee Zhang, Ph.D. Candidate, Stanford Graduate School of Business

 
Ernest Liu

Ernest Liu, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Princeton University

Karsten Muller

Karsten Müller, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Princeton University

 

 

Organizers

Glen Weyl

Glen Weyl

Atif Mian

Atif Mian

financial crisis abstract

Keynote Speaker

Glen Weyl, Principal Researcher, Microsoft Research and Visiting Research Scholar, Princeton University

Glen Weyl '07 *08, Principal Researcher, Microsoft Research and Visiting Research Scholar, Princeton University