International policy coordination for blockchain supply chains

[Together with Chris Berg, Sinclair Davidson, Mikayla Novak and Jason Potts this peer reviewed journal article was published in Asia & the Pacific Policy Studies] From the adoption of the shipping container to coordinated trade liberalization, reductions in trade costs have propelled modern globalization. In this paper, we analyse the application of blockchain to reduce … Continue reading International policy coordination for blockchain supply chains

Some economic consequences of the GDPR

[Together with Chris Berg, Alastair Berg, Brendan Markey-Towler and Jason Potts this peer reviewed journal article was published in Economics Bulletin] The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a wide ranging personal data protection regime of greater magnitude than any similar regulation previously in the EU, or elsewhere. In this paper, we outline how … Continue reading Some economic consequences of the GDPR

Blockchain and supply chains: V-form organisations, value redistributions, de-commoditisation and quality proxies

[Together with Alastair Berg and Brendan Markey-Towler this peer reviewed journal article was originally published in The Journal of the British Blockchain Association] We apply institutional cryptoeconomics to the information problems in global trade, model the incentives under which blockchain-based supply chain infrastructure will be built, and make predictions about the future of supply chains. We … Continue reading Blockchain and supply chains: V-form organisations, value redistributions, de-commoditisation and quality proxies

Blockchain: An entangled political economy approach

[Together with Chris Berg and Mikayla Novak this peer reviwed journal article was published in the Journal of Public Finance and Public Choice] his paper incorporates blockchain activities into the broader remit of entangled political economy theory, emphasising economic and other social phenomena as the emergent by-product of human interactions. Blockchains are a digital technology … Continue reading Blockchain: An entangled political economy approach

Cryptodemocracy and its institutional possibilities

[Together with Chris Berg, Aaron M Lane and Jason Potts this peer reviewed journal article was published in the Review of Austrian Economics] Democracy is an economic problem of choice constrained by transaction costs and information costs. Society must choose between competing institutional frameworks for the conduct of voting and elections. These decisions over the … Continue reading Cryptodemocracy and its institutional possibilities

The private governance of entrepreneurship: An institutional approach to entrepreneurial discovery

Download PhD thesis Abstract: This thesis develops and applies an institutional governance approach to the economic problem of entrepreneurial discovery of market opportunities. In doing so it expands understanding of one of the fundamental drivers of economic growth, innovation, and contributes both to institutional economics and entrepreneurial theory. This thesis applies the analytical approaches and theories … Continue reading The private governance of entrepreneurship: An institutional approach to entrepreneurial discovery

Subjective political economy

[Together with Chris Berg this peer reviewed journal article originally appeared in New Perspectives on Political Economy] We extend the Institutional Possibility Frontier (IPF) — a theoretical framework depicting the institutional trade-offs between the dual costs of dictatorship and disorder (Djankov et al. 2003) — by incorporating the notion of subjective costs. The costs of … Continue reading Subjective political economy

How innovation commons contribute to discovering and developing of new technologies

[Together with Jason Potts this peer reviewed journal article was published in the International Journal of the Commons] In modern economics, the institutions surrounding the creation and development of new technologies are firms, markets and governments. We propose an alternative theory that locates the institutional origin of new technologies further back in the commons when … Continue reading How innovation commons contribute to discovering and developing of new technologies

Cultures of sharing in 3D printing: what can we learn from the licence choices of Thingiverse users?

Together with Jarkko Moilanen, Angela Daly, and Ramon Lobato, this peer reviewed journal article appeared in the Journal of Peer Production. This article contributes to the discussion by analysing how users of the leading online 3D printing design repository Thingiverse manage their intellectual property (IP). 3D printing represents a fruitful case study for exploring the … Continue reading Cultures of sharing in 3D printing: what can we learn from the licence choices of Thingiverse users?