Christian Catalini

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management

Associate Professor

100 Main Street

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National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

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Citation 38

Some Simple Economics of the Blockchain

Rotman School of Management Working Paper No. 2874598
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 27 Nov 2016 Last Revised: 11 Jun 2019
Christian Catalini and Joshua S. Gans
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management and University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management
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blockchain, digital platforms, advertising, early adopters, market design, tokens, initial coin offerings, smart contracts, distributed ledgers

Some Simple Economics of the Blockchain

NBER Working Paper No. w22952
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 19 Dec 2016
Christian Catalini and Joshua S. Gans
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management and University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management
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Initial Coin Offerings and the Value of Crypto Tokens

MIT Sloan Research Paper No. 5347-18
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 13 Mar 2018 Last Revised: 07 Mar 2019
Christian Catalini and Joshua S. Gans
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management and University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management
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crypto tokens, blockchain, cryptocurrency, initial coin offering, entrepreneurial finance, crowdfunding, equity financing, monetary policy, network effects.

Initial Coin Offerings and the Value of Crypto Tokens

NBER Working Paper No. w24418
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 20 Mar 2018
Christian Catalini and Joshua S. Gans
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management and University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management
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Seeding the S-Curve? The Role of Early Adopters in Diffusion

Number of pages: 34 Posted: 17 Aug 2016
Christian Catalini and Catherine E. Tucker
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Management Science (MS)
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early adopters, technology diffusion, adoption, bitcoin, blockchain

Seeding the S-Curve? The Role of Early Adopters in Diffusion

NET Institute Working Paper No. 16-02
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 11 Oct 2016
Christian Catalini and Catherine E. Tucker
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Management Science (MS)
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Seeding the S-Curve? The Role of Early Adopters in Diffusion

NBER Working Paper No. w22596
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 07 Sep 2016
Christian Catalini and Catherine E. Tucker
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Management Science (MS)
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Citation 28

The Geography of Crowdfunding

NET Institute Working Paper No. 10-08
Number of pages: 57 Posted: 20 Oct 2010 Last Revised: 07 Sep 2014
Ajay K. Agrawal, Christian Catalini and Avi Goldfarb
University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management and University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management
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Entrepreneurial finance, crowd-funding, internet, family and friends, local bias, social networks.

The Geography of Crowdfunding

NBER Working Paper No. w16820
Number of pages: 63 Posted: 28 Feb 2011 Last Revised: 29 Oct 2014
Ajay K. Agrawal, Christian Catalini and Avi Goldfarb
University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management and University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management
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The Digital Privacy Paradox: Small Money, Small Costs, Small Talk

MIT Sloan Research Paper No. 5196-17
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 15 Feb 2017 Last Revised: 17 Apr 2018
Susan Athey, Christian Catalini and Catherine E. Tucker
Stanford Graduate School of Business, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Management Science (MS)
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privacy strategy, digital currency, bitcoin, blockchain, digital wallets, cryptocurrency

The Digital Privacy Paradox: Small Money, Small Costs, Small Talk

NBER Working Paper No. w23488
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 13 Jun 2017
Susan Athey, Christian Catalini and Catherine E. Tucker
Stanford Graduate School of Business, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Management Science (MS)
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Antitrust and Costless Verification: An Optimistic and a Pessimistic View of the Implications of Blockchain Technology

MIT Sloan Research Paper No. 5523-18
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 25 Jun 2018 Last Revised: 02 Oct 2018
Christian Catalini and Catherine E. Tucker
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Management Science (MS)
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blockchain, antitrust, cryptocurrencies, network effects, market power

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Are Syndicates the Killer App of Equity Crowdfunding?

MIT Sloan Research Paper No. 5126-15
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 27 Feb 2015 Last Revised: 07 Dec 2015
Ajay K. Agrawal, Christian Catalini and Avi Goldfarb
University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management and University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management
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equity crowdfunding, crowdfunding, angel investment, business angels, syndicates, online syndication, local bias, social networks

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Market Design for a Blockchain-Based Financial System

Number of pages: 6 Posted: 24 Jun 2019
Christian Catalini, Ravi Jagadeesan and Scott Duke Kominers
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management, Harvard University- Department of Mathematics and Harvard University
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market design, blockchain, decentralization, cryptocurrency, proof of stake, proof of work

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Can Equity Crowdfunding Democratize Access to Capital and Investment Opportunities?

MIT Innovation Initiative Lab for Innovation Science and Policy Report, 2016
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 16 May 2016
Christian Catalini, Catherine Fazio and Fiona Murray
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management, MIT Innovation Intitiative and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Entrepreneurship Center
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Slack Time and Innovation

Rotman School of Management Working Paper No. 2599004
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 27 Apr 2015 Last Revised: 03 Jun 2018
Ajay K. Agrawal, Christian Catalini, Avi Goldfarb and Hong Luo
University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management, University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management and Harvard Business School - Strategy Unit
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crowdfunding, entrepreneurship, slack time, low-opportunity cost time, teamwork, internet

Slack Time and Innovation

NBER Working Paper No. w21134
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 04 May 2015 Last Revised: 30 May 2015
Ajay K. Agrawal, Christian Catalini and Avi Goldfarb
University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management and University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management
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Microgeography and the Direction of Inventive Activity

Rotman School of Management Working Paper No. 2126890
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 10 Aug 2012 Last Revised: 12 Mar 2017
Christian Catalini
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management
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co-location, idea recombination, collaboration, search costs, microgeography, low-opportunity cost time

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Some Simple Economics of Crowdfunding

NBER Working Paper No. w19133
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 18 Jun 2013 Last Revised: 02 Nov 2014
Ajay K. Agrawal, Christian Catalini and Avi Goldfarb
University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management and University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management
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How Do Travel Costs Shape Collaboration?

MIT Sloan Research Paper No. 5172-16
Number of pages: 80 Posted: 15 Apr 2016 Last Revised: 24 Mar 2019
Christian Catalini, Christian Fons-Rosen and Patrick Gaulé
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management, Universitat Pompeu Fabra and Charles University in Prague - CERGE-EI (Center for Economic Research and Graduate Education - Economics Institute)
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scientific collaboration, geographic frictions, temporary co-location, face-to-face meetings, recombinations of ideas

Did Cheaper Flights Change the Direction of Science?

IZA Discussion Paper No. 9897
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 25 Apr 2016
Christian Catalini, Christian Fons-Rosen and Patrick Gaule
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management, Universitat Pompeu Fabra and CERGE-EI
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scientific collaboration, air travel, temporary co-location, face-to-face meetings

How Do Travel Costs Shape Collaboration?

NBER Working Paper No. w24780
Number of pages: 81 Posted: 13 Jul 2018 Last Revised: 16 Apr 2019
Christian Catalini, Christian Fons-Rosen and Patrick Gaule
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management, Universitat Pompeu Fabra and CERGE-EI
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Did Cheaper Flights Change the Direction of Science?

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP11252
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 04 May 2016
Christian Catalini, Christian Fons-Rosen and Patrick Gaule
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management, Universitat Pompeu Fabra and CERGE-EI
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Online Syndicates and Startup Investment

MIT Sloan Research Paper No. 5239-17
Number of pages: 61 Posted: 14 Jul 2017 Last Revised: 25 Jan 2019
Christian Catalini and Xiang Hui
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management and Washington University in St. Louis - John M. Olin Business School
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equity crowdfunding, angel investors, syndication, venture capital, entrepreneurship

Online Syndicates and Startup Investment

NBER Working Paper No. w24777
Number of pages: 62 Posted: 13 Jul 2018 Last Revised: 16 Apr 2019
Christian Catalini and Xiang Hui
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management and Washington University in St. Louis - John M. Olin Business School
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Disclosure Rules and Declared Essential Patents

Boston University Questrom School of Business Research Paper
Number of pages: 69 Posted: 21 Jul 2017
Eindhoven University of Technology (TUE), Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna di Pisa, Boston University - School of Law - Technology & Policy Research Initiative and Boston University - Questrom School of Business
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Standards, Compatibility, Patents, Licensing, FRAND

Disclosure Rules and Declared Essential Patents

NBER Working Paper No. w23627
Number of pages: 63 Posted: 04 Aug 2017
Eindhoven University of Technology (TUE), Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna di Pisa, Boston University - School of Law - Technology & Policy Research Initiative and Boston University - Questrom School of Business
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Passive Versus Active Growth: Evidence from Founder Choices and Venture Capital Investment

NBER Working Paper No. w26073
Number of pages: 61 Posted: 23 Jul 2019 Last Revised: 29 Oct 2019
Christian Catalini, Jorge Guzman and Scott Stern
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management, Columbia University - Columbia Business School and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management
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Hidden in Plain Sight: Venture Growth with or Without Venture Capital

NBER Working Paper No. w26521
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 09 Dec 2019
Christian Catalini, Jorge Guzman and Scott Stern
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management, Columbia University - Columbia Business School and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management
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Crowdfunding: Geography, Social Networks, and the Timing of Investment Decisions

Journal of Economics & Management Strategy, Vol. 24, Issue 2, pp. 253-274, 2015
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 06 May 2015
Ajay K. Agrawal, Christian Catalini and Avi Goldfarb
University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management and University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management
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