Radical Mechanisms 10 Years After the Financial Crisis

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

Ten years after the financial crisis this conference will explore new ideas and mechanism designs aimed at addressing some of the most pressing issues facing financial markets and the macro-economy. The conference will feature a 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 is co-sponsored by Microsoft Research.

The conference is open to the public. It will be livestreamed and recorded for later viewing. All papers and slides will be made available to registrants on a secure website. The conference will take place at two locations: Microsoft Technology Center, Times Square (NYC) & the Princeton University campus.


Agenda

Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019 (Microsoft Technology Center, Times Square)

9:00 am

Registration (coffee/light breakfast)

9:30 am

Introductory Remarks
Glen Weyl, Principal Researcher,  Microsoft Research and Visiting Scholar, Julis-Rabinowitz Center for Public Policy and Finance

Atif Mian, John H. Laporte, Jr. Class of 1967 Professor of Economics, Public Policy and Finance and Director of the Julis-Rabinowitz Center for Public Policy and Finance

10:00 am

 

Session 1: Property

John Mercurio, Chief Communications Officer, Bitfury Group

Matt Prewitt, Deputy Director, RadicalxChange

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

Atif Mian (moderator)

12:00 pm

Networking Lunch

1:30 pm

 

Session 2: Decentralization

Rachel Cummings, Assistant Professor of Industrial and Systems Engineering and Computer Science, Georgia Tech

Cristina Caffarra, Vice President, Head of European Competition Practice. Charles River Associates

Steve Randy Waldman, interfluidity.com

Moderator TBD

3:00 pm Break

3:15 pm

 

Session 3: Community

Zoe Hitzig, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Economics, Harvard University

Nicole Immorlica, Senior Researcher, Microsoft Research-New England

Devon Zuegel, Engineer, Github

Moderator TBD

4:45 - 5:00 pm

Closing remarks
Glen Weyl, Principal Researcher,  Microsoft Research and Visiting Scholar, Julis-Rabinowitz Center for Public Policy and Finance

Friday, Feb. 22, 2019 (Princeton University, JRR Building)

11:00 am

Session 4: Organization

Ananya Chakravarti, Assistant Professor of History, Georgetown University

Robin Hanson, Associate Professor of Economics, George Mason University

Aparna Krishnan, Executive Vice-President, Blockchain Berkeley

Glen Weyl (moderator)

12:30 - 1:00 pm

Lunch

1:00 - 2:00 pm

Keynote Talk: Zooko Wilcox, CEO, Zerocoin Electric Coin Company

2:00 -   2:15 pm

Closing Remarks

Atif Mian, John H. Laporte, Jr. Class of 1967 Professor of Economics, Public Policy and Finance and Director of the Julis-Rabinowitz Center for Public Policy and Finance

     

Speakers

Zooko Wilcox

Keynote Speaker, Zooko Wilcox, Founder & CEO, Zcash and the Zerocoin Electric Coin Company

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

Cristina Caffara

Cristina Caffara, Vice President, Head of European Competition Practice, Charles River Associates

Robin Hanson

Robin Hanson
Associate Professor of Economics, George Mason University

Zoë Hitzig

Zoë Hitzig - Ph.D. Graduate Student, Harvard University

Anthony Lee Zhang

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

Aparna Krishnan

Aparna Krishnan - Co-founder, Mechanism Labs

John Mercurio

John Mercurio - Chief Communications Officer, Bitfury

Devon Zuegel

Devon Zuegel - Engineer, GitHub

Ananya Chakravarti

Ananya Chakravarti, Assistant Professor of History, Georgetown University

 

Organizers

Glen Weyl

Glen Weyl

Atif Mian

Atif Mian