Chris Berg

RMIT University

124 La Trobe Street

Melbourne, 3000

Australia

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Scholarly Papers (47)

1.

Some Economic Consequences of the GDPR

Allen DWE, Berg A, Berg C, Markey-Towler B and Potts J (2019) ‘Some Economic Consequences of the GDPR’, Economics Bulletin, vol. 39, no. 2, pp. 785-797.
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 29 Apr 2018 Last Revised: 18 May 2020
RMIT University, Camberwell Grammar School, RMIT University, Evidn and RMIT University
Downloads 1,734 (11,988)
Citation 7

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Data Markets, Information Economics, Regulation, Financial Innovation, Blockchain

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Blockchains Industrialise Trust

Number of pages: 5 Posted: 21 Nov 2017
Chris Berg, Sinclair Davidson and Jason Potts
RMIT University, RMIT University and RMIT University
Downloads 1,224 (20,544)
Citation 14

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blockchain, transaction costs, industrialisation, platforms

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The Problem of ‘Freezing’ an Economy in a Pandemic

Cryoeconomics: How to Unfreeze an Economy (2020)
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 20 Apr 2020
RMIT University, RMIT University, RMIT University, RMIT University and RMIT University
Downloads 1,055 (25,576)

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COVID-19, evolutionary economics, pandemics, resilience, institutional economics, regulation

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Cryptodemocracy and its institutional possibilities

The Review of Austrian Economics, vol. 33, no 3.
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 24 May 2017 Last Revised: 28 Oct 2020
RMIT University, RMIT University, RMIT University and RMIT University
Downloads 1,032 (26,404)
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Blockchain, Cryptoeconomics, Democracy, New comparative economics, New institutional economics, Transaction cost economics, Voting

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Some Public Economics of Blockchain Technology

Number of pages: 11 Posted: 08 Mar 2018
Chris Berg, Sinclair Davidson and Jason Potts
RMIT University, RMIT University and RMIT University
Downloads 1,019 (26,897)
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blockchain, public economics, public choice, institutional economics, comparative economics

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What Diplomacy in the Ancient near East Can Tell Us about Blockchain Technology

Berg, C 2017. ‘What diplomacy in the ancient near east can tell us about blockchain technology’, Ledger, vol. 2, pp. 55-64.
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 12 Aug 2017 Last Revised: 19 Dec 2017
Chris Berg
RMIT University
Downloads 718 (43,732)
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Blockchain, Institutional Economics, Diplomatic Protocol, Ancient Near East

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On Coase and COVID-19

Number of pages: 12 Posted: 26 Apr 2020
RMIT University, RMIT University, RMIT University and RMIT University
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COVID-19, Coase theorem, externality

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The Institutional Economics of Identity

Number of pages: 20 Posted: 20 Nov 2017 Last Revised: 31 May 2018
Camberwell Grammar School, RMIT University, RMIT University and RMIT University
Downloads 570 (59,008)
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identity, blockchain, institutional economics, property rights, self-sovereign identity

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Ledgers

Number of pages: 16 Posted: 25 Apr 2018
Chris Berg, Sinclair Davidson and Jason Potts
RMIT University, RMIT University and RMIT University
Downloads 540 (63,213)
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ledgers, blockchains, institutional economics, cryptoeconomics

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International Policy Coordination for Blockchain Supply Chains

Allen, DWE, Berg, C, Davidson, S, Novak, M and Potts, J, (2019) ‘International Policy Coordination for Blockchain Supply Chains’, Asia and the Pacific Policy Studies.
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 16 May 2018 Last Revised: 09 Aug 2019
RMIT University, RMIT University, RMIT University, Australian National University (ANU) - College of Arts and Social Sciences and RMIT University
Downloads 527 (65,115)
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Blockchain, Supply Chain Governance, International Policy Coordination, Trade Costs

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Blockchain: An Entangled Political Economy Approach

Allen, DWE, Berg, C and Novak, M (2018) ‘Blockchain: An Entangled Political Economy Approach’, Journal of Public Finance and Public Choice, vol. 33, no. 2, pp. 105-125.
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 26 Apr 2018 Last Revised: 03 Aug 2019
Darcy W E Allen, Chris Berg and Mikayla Novak
RMIT University, RMIT University and Australian National University (ANU) - College of Arts and Social Sciences
Downloads 504 (68,868)
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Blockchain, Finance, Entangled Political Economy, Identity, Property, Trust

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An Institutional Theory of Free Speech

Number of pages: 26 Posted: 08 Feb 2017
Chris Berg
RMIT University
Downloads 426 (84,351)
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freedom of speech, institutional economics

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Crypto Public Choice

Number of pages: 31 Posted: 13 Sep 2018
Alastair Berg, Chris Berg and Mikayla Novak
Camberwell Grammar School, RMIT University and Australian National University (ANU) - College of Arts and Social Sciences
Downloads 406 (89,188)
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Public choice, blockchain, cryptocurrency, constitutional design, consensus mechanisms, collective action

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Blockchain and the Evolution of Institutional Technologies: Implications for Innovation Policy

Research Policy, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 29 Apr 2018 Last Revised: 25 Sep 2019
RMIT University, RMIT University, Evidn, Australian National University (ANU) - College of Arts and Social Sciences and RMIT University
Downloads 394 (92,292)
Citation 18

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institutions, governance, platforms, public policy, technology, transactions costs

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Institutional Discovery and Competition in the Evolution of Blockchain Technology

Number of pages: 12 Posted: 09 Aug 2018
Chris Berg, Sinclair Davidson and Jason Potts
RMIT University, RMIT University and RMIT University
Downloads 358 (103,034)
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Institutional Evolution, Blockchain, Technological Change

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Delegation and Unbundling in a Crypto-Democracy

Number of pages: 15 Posted: 18 Jul 2017
Chris Berg
RMIT University
Downloads 327 (113,944)
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Crypto-Democracy, Blockchain, Transaction Costs, Institutional Economics, Democracy, Representative Government

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Blockchain Governance: What We Can Learn From the Economics of Corporate Governance

Allen, DWE and Berg, C (Forthcoming) ‘Blockchain Governance: What can we Learn from the Economics of Corporate Governance?’, The Journal of the British Blockchain Association.
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 07 Feb 2020 Last Revised: 18 Mar 2020
Darcy W E Allen and Chris Berg
RMIT University and RMIT University
Downloads 326 (115,128)
Citation 4

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Blockchain Governance, Institutional Cryptoeconomics, Economics of Blockchain, Corporate Governance

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Beyond Money: Cryptocurrencies, Machine-Mediated Transactions and High Frequency Bartering

Number of pages: 12 Posted: 26 Apr 2018
Chris Berg, Sinclair Davidson and Jason Potts
RMIT University, RMIT University and RMIT University
Downloads 317 (118,203)
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institutional cryptoeconomics, money, bitcoin, institutions

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Regulation and Technological Change

Allen, Darcy WE and Berg, C (eds), Australia's Red Tape Crisis, Connor Court Publishing, Australia, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 20 Mar 2018
Darcy W E Allen and Chris Berg
RMIT University and RMIT University
Downloads 301 (124,506)

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Regulation, Technological Change, RegTech, Innovation Economics, New Institutional Economics

Capitalism After Satoshi: Blockchains, Dehierarchicalisation, Innovation Policy and the Regulatory State

Number of pages: 15 Posted: 28 Dec 2018
Chris Berg, Sinclair Davidson and Jason Potts
RMIT University, RMIT University and RMIT University
Downloads 159 (227,900)
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blockchains, innovation policy, regulatory state, economic policy

Capitalism After Satoshi: Blockchains, Dehierarchicalisation, Innovation Policy, and the Regulatory State

Journal of Entrepreneurship and Public Policy, 2018
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 28 Dec 2018
Chris Berg, Sinclair Davidson and Jason Potts
RMIT University, RMIT University and RMIT University
Downloads 97 (330,439)

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Blockchain, Innovation Policy, Industry Policy, Capitalism

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Outsourcing Vertical Integration: Distributed Ledgers and the V-Form Organisation

Number of pages: 11 Posted: 31 Dec 2018
Chris Berg, Sinclair Davidson and Jason Potts
RMIT University, RMIT University and RMIT University
Downloads 253 (148,926)
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blockchain, supply chains, organisation theory

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Property rights, knowledge commons and blockchain governance

Number of pages: 24 Posted: 21 Mar 2019 Last Revised: 28 Apr 2020
RMIT University, RMIT University, RMIT University and RMIT University
Downloads 214 (174,920)
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blockchains, byzantine generals problem, robust political economy, institutional economics, commons

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Blockchain Technology and the Theory of Economic Development

Number of pages: 25 Posted: 04 Mar 2019 Last Revised: 04 Feb 2020
Darcy W E Allen, Chris Berg and Jason Potts
RMIT University, RMIT University and RMIT University
Downloads 191 (194,243)

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Cryptoeconomics, New Development Economics, Institutional Economics, Institutional Entrepreneurship

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Populism and Democracy: A Transaction Cost Diagnosis and a Cryptodemocracy Treatment

Number of pages: 14 Posted: 18 Nov 2017
Chris Berg
RMIT University
Downloads 191 (194,243)
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Crypto-Democracy, Blockchain, Transaction Costs, Institutional Economics, Democracy, Representative Government, populism

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Identity Technologies: A Transaction Cost Approach

Number of pages: 14 Posted: 23 Feb 2020
Chris Berg, Sinclair Davidson and Jason Potts
RMIT University, RMIT University and RMIT University
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identity, privacy, institutional economics, technology, blockchain, zero-knowledge proofs

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Identity As Input to Exchange

Number of pages: 20 Posted: 15 May 2018 Last Revised: 18 May 2018
Camberwell Grammar School, RMIT University, RMIT University and RMIT University
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Identity, Blockchain, Transaction Cost Economics, New Institutional Economics

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Blockchain and the New Economics of Healthcare

Number of pages: 37 Posted: 13 Jun 2019
RMIT University, RMIT University, RMIT University and RMIT University
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Blockchain, Distributed Ledger Technologies, Healthcare, Health Economics, Electronic Health Records, Institutional Cryptoeconomics

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An economic theory of blockchain foundations

Number of pages: 16 Posted: 10 May 2021
RMIT University, RMIT University, RMIT University, RMIT University and RMIT University
Downloads 175 (209,716)

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blockchain foundations, public goods, crypto economy, costly signalling

29.

Exit, Voice, and Forking

Berg A and Berg C (2020) 'Exit, Voice, and Forking', Cosmos + Taxis', vol. 8, no. 8+9, pp. 76-89.
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 07 Dec 2017 Last Revised: 17 Sep 2020
Alastair Berg and Chris Berg
Camberwell Grammar School and RMIT University
Downloads 172 (212,831)
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Institutional change, forking, open-source software, blockchains, Australia, New Australia

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Panic, Information and Quantity Assurance in a Pandemic

Number of pages: 15 Posted: 26 Apr 2020
Vijay Mohan, Chris Berg and Marta Poblet
RMIT University, RMIT University and RMIT University
Downloads 157 (229,938)

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Pandemic, panic, hoarding, information, supply chain, coordination, quantity assurance

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Commitment Voting: A Mechanism for Intensity of Preference Revelation and Long-Term Commitment in Blockchain Governance

Number of pages: 4 Posted: 11 Dec 2020
Chris Berg, Sinclair Davidson and Jason Potts
RMIT University, RMIT University and RMIT University
Downloads 147 (242,811)

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voting, commitment, blockchain, intensity of preferences

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Subjective Political Economy

Allen, DWE and C Berg 2017. ‘Subjective Political Economy’, New Perspectives on Political Economy, vol. 13, no 1-2, pp. 19-40
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 26 Jun 2016 Last Revised: 19 Feb 2018
Darcy W E Allen and Chris Berg
RMIT University and RMIT University
Downloads 141 (251,123)
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Institutional Possibility Frontier, Political Economy, Subjective Costs, Austrian Economics, New Comparative Economics

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Blockchain and Investment: An Austrian Approach

Allen, DWE, Berg, C, Davidson, S and Potts, J, ‘Blockchain and Investment: An Austrian Approach’, Review of Austrian Economics, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 24 Feb 2020
RMIT University, RMIT University, RMIT University and RMIT University
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Blockchain Technology, Austrian Capital Theory, Institutional Cryptoeconomics, Cost of Trust

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Trustless Architecture and the V-Form Organisation

Number of pages: 13 Posted: 22 Jun 2020
Chris Berg, Sinclair Davidson and Jason Potts
RMIT University, RMIT University and RMIT University
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blockchain, industrial organization, trust, opportunism

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Blockchains and Constitutional Catallaxy

Berg A, Berg C and Novak M (2020) 'Blockchains and Constitutional Catallaxy', Constitutional Political Economy, vol. 31, no. 2, pp. 188-204.
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 21 Dec 2018 Last Revised: 18 May 2020
Alastair Berg, Chris Berg and Mikayla Novak
Camberwell Grammar School, RMIT University and Australian National University (ANU) - College of Arts and Social Sciences
Downloads 120 (285,506)
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constitution, constitutional catallaxy, constitutional entrepreneurship, de jure vs de facto constitution, blockchain, distributed ledger technology

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Media Regulation: A Critique of Finkelstein and Tiffen

Number of pages: 14 Posted: 05 Oct 2015
Chris Berg and Sinclair Davidson
RMIT University and RMIT University
Downloads 116 (290,580)
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Media, Regulation, Public Choice

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From Industry Associations to Ecosystem Associations: Blockchain, Interest Groups and Public Choice

Number of pages: 25 Posted: 10 Dec 2018
RMIT University, Australian National University (ANU) - College of Arts and Social Sciences, RMIT University and RMIT University - School of Economics, Finance and Marketing
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blockchain, economic coordination, ecosystem, interest groups, governance, Mancur Olson

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A Genuine Commercial Justification for Interchange Fees

Number of pages: 10 Posted: 19 Mar 2018
Chris Berg, Sinclair Davidson and Jason Potts
RMIT University, RMIT University and RMIT University
Downloads 103 (315,413)
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Interchange Fees, Payments System, Transaction Cost Economics

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Quantum Crypto-Economics: Blockchain Prediction Markets for the Evolution of Quantum Technology

Number of pages: 12 Posted: 17 Mar 2021
University of Technology Sydney, RMIT University, RMIT University, RMIT University, RMIT University, Macquarie University and RMIT University
Downloads 101 (319,605)

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Blockchain, Quantum technology, Quantum crypto-economics

40.

Regulation and Red Tape in a Small Open Economy

Chris Berg, "Regulation and Red Tape in a Small Open Economy" in Darcy WE Allen and Chris Berg (eds.) Australia's Red Tape Crisis: The causes and costs of over-regulation, Connor Court Publishing, Brisbane (2018): 9-27.
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 11 May 2017 Last Revised: 15 Jun 2018
Chris Berg
RMIT University
Downloads 89 (346,317)
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regulation, red tape, australia, reform

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Adam Smith and Jeremy Bentham in the Australian Colonies

History of Economics Review, 2017, Volume 68(1), pp 2-16
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 30 May 2017 Last Revised: 22 May 2020
Chris Berg
RMIT University
Downloads 81 (366,671)
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Australia, history of economic thought, economic history, Adam Smith, Jeremy Bentham, William Paley, utilitarianism

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blockchain, rentseeking, governance

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The Cryptoeconomics of Cities, Data and Space

Allen, DWE, Berg, C, Jowett, K, Novak, M, Potts, J (Forthcoming) ‘The Cryptoeconomics of Cities, Data and Space’, Cosmos + Taxis.
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 22 Aug 2019 Last Revised: 02 Apr 2020
RMIT University, RMIT University, Location Alliance, Australian National University (ANU) - College of Arts and Social Sciences and RMIT University
Downloads 76 (380,349)

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Blockchain, Distributed Governance, Smart City, Spontaneous Order, Blockchain Supply Chain, Data Markets, Proof-of-location

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Liberalism is Enduring and Urgent

Number of pages: 10 Posted: 13 Dec 2018
Chris Berg
RMIT University
Downloads 56 (445,421)

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liberalism, technology, democracy, populism

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The Political Economy of Australian Regulatory Reform

Allen, DWE, Berg, C, Lane, AM and McLaughlin, P. ‘The Political Economy of Australian Regulatory Reform’, Australian Journal of Public Administration, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 17 Oct 2020
RMIT University, RMIT University, RMIT University and Mercatus Center at George Mason University
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RegData, Regulatory Accumulation, Regulatory Reform Policies, Regulatory Analytics

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The Hart Asset at the Heart of Your Organisation

Number of pages: 6 Posted: 11 Dec 2020
Sinclair Davidson, Chris Berg and Jason Potts
RMIT University, RMIT University and RMIT University
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strategic assets, theory of the firm, innovation, Oliver Hart

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Trust and Governance in Collective Blockchain Treasuries

Number of pages: 20
Darcy W E Allen, Chris Berg and Aaron M. Lane
RMIT University, RMIT University and RMIT University
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Blockchain Treasury, Blockchain Foundations, New Comparative Economics, Institutional Possibility Frontier, Private Governance