• Long biography

    I am an academic and writer. My research has been published across economics, law and public policy in leading journals including Research Policy, the Harvard Negotiation Law Review, Journal of Institutional Economics, and the Australian Journal of Public Administration. I study web3 as a Senior Research Fellow the RMIT Blockchain Innovation Hub (Melbourne, Australia). I also advise various web3 projects on cryptoeconomic…

  • Opening Statement to Senate Select Committee into Fintech and Regtech

    [This is the Hansard of the opening statement delivered on behalf of Dr Chris Berg, Dr Aaron Lane and myself to the Senate Select Committee into Fintech and Regtech] Good morning. We welcome the opportunity to appear before this important committee today. I’m delivering this opening statement on behalf of my associates Dr Chris Berg,…

  • 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…

  • The origin of the entrepreneur and the role of the innovation commons

    We introduce the proto-entrepreneur as an economic agent who must first — i.e., before acting entrepreneurially — coordinate non-price information with others in order to reveal exploitable opportunities. Entrepreneurship, therefore, involves dual economic discovery problems, each of which may hold different efficient institutional solutions. Applying transaction cost economics logic to this problem, we reveal what…

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