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.


Papers, Videos, and Slides

Property Rights & Taxation

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

Moderator: Atif Mian, Princeton University

Decentralization and Competition

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

Moderator: Ernest Liu, Princeton University

Community

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

Moderator: Karsten Müller, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Princeton University

Organization

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

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

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

Moderator: Matthew Prewitt, RadicalxChange

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
 

     

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