Chris Berg

RMIT University

124 La Trobe Street

Melbourne, 3000

Australia

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Scholarly Papers (52)

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, RMIT University, RMIT University, Evidn and RMIT University
Downloads 2,070 (10,908)
Citation 8

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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 1,497 (18,053)
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blockchain, transaction costs, industrialisation, platforms

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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 1,160 (26,418)
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blockchain, public economics, public choice, institutional economics, comparative economics

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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
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Blockchain, Cryptoeconomics, Democracy, New comparative economics, New institutional economics, Transaction cost economics, Voting

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

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On Coase and COVID-19

Allen, D.W.E, Berg, C., Davidson, S., Potts, J. (2022) 'On Coase and COVID-19', European Journal of Law and Economics.
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 26 Apr 2020 Last Revised: 26 Apr 2022
RMIT University, RMIT University, RMIT University and RMIT University
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COVID-19, Coase theorem, externality

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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 951 (35,092)
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ledgers, blockchains, institutional economics, cryptoeconomics

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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 858 (40,551)
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Blockchain Governance, Institutional Cryptoeconomics, Economics of Blockchain, Corporate Governance

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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
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Blockchain, Institutional Economics, Diplomatic Protocol, Ancient Near East

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The Institutional Economics of Identity

Number of pages: 20 Posted: 20 Nov 2017 Last Revised: 31 May 2018
RMIT University, RMIT University, RMIT University and RMIT University
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identity, blockchain, institutional economics, property rights, self-sovereign identity

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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 608 (63,787)
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Blockchain, Supply Chain Governance, International Policy Coordination, Trade Costs

12.

An Institutional Theory of Free Speech

Number of pages: 26 Posted: 08 Feb 2017
Chris Berg
RMIT University
Downloads 566 (69,851)
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freedom of speech, institutional economics

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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 549 (72,550)
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Blockchain, Finance, Entangled Political Economy, Identity, Property, Trust

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Crypto Public Choice

Number of pages: 31 Posted: 13 Sep 2018
Alastair Berg, Chris Berg and Mikayla Novak
RMIT University, RMIT University and Australian National University (ANU) - College of Arts and Social Sciences
Downloads 501 (81,237)
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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 492 (83,033)
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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 436 (95,765)
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Institutional Evolution, Blockchain, Technological Change

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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
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blockchain foundations, public goods, crypto economy, costly signalling

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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 371 (115,236)
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institutional cryptoeconomics, money, bitcoin, institutions

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Delegation and Unbundling in a Crypto-Democracy

Number of pages: 15 Posted: 18 Jul 2017
Chris Berg
RMIT University
Downloads 365 (117,371)
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Crypto-Democracy, Blockchain, Transaction Costs, Institutional Economics, Democracy, Representative Government

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

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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 349 (123,332)
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blockchain, supply chains, organisation theory

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 213 (202,421)
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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
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Blockchain, Innovation Policy, Industry Policy, Capitalism

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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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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 302 (143,797)

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Cryptoeconomics, New Development Economics, Institutional Economics, Institutional Entrepreneurship

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Property rights, knowledge commons and blockchain governance

Allen, DWE, Berg, C, Davidson, S and Potts J (2021) ‘Property rights, knowledge commons and blockchain governance’ in E. Dekker and P. Kuchar, Governing Markets as Knowledge Commons, Cambridge University Press.
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 21 Mar 2019 Last Revised: 25 Feb 2022
RMIT University, RMIT University, RMIT University and RMIT University
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blockchains, byzantine generals problem, robust political economy, institutional economics, commons

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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
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voting, commitment, blockchain, intensity of preferences

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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
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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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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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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
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Blockchain, Quantum technology, Quantum crypto-economics

31.

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
RMIT University and RMIT University
Downloads 205 (209,954)
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Institutional change, forking, open-source software, blockchains, Australia, New Australia

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Identity As Input to Exchange

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

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blockchain, rentseeking, governance

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Trust and Governance in Collective Blockchain Treasuries

Number of pages: 22 Posted: 24 Aug 2021 Last Revised: 06 Dec 2021
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

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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 173 (243,621)
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Pandemic, panic, hoarding, information, supply chain, coordination, quantity assurance

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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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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
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Institutional Possibility Frontier, Political Economy, Subjective Costs, Austrian Economics, New Comparative Economics

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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
Downloads 143 (284,643)
Citation 1

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blockchain, economic coordination, ecosystem, interest groups, governance, Mancur Olson

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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
RMIT University, RMIT University and Australian National University (ANU) - College of Arts and Social Sciences
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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 130 (306,448)
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Media, Regulation, Public Choice

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Crypto-macroeconomics

Forthcoming as Chapter 11 in The Legacy of Richard Wagner (eds. P. Boettke and C. Coyne)
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 15 Sep 2022
Jason Potts, Chris Berg and Sinclair Davidson
RMIT University, RMIT University and RMIT University
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macroeconomoics, blockchain, cryptoeconomics

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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 112 (341,099)
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Interchange Fees, Payments System, Transaction Cost Economics

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

44.

Repugnant Innovation

Allen, D. W. E., Berg, C., and Davidson, S. (forthcoming), Repugnant Innovation, Journal of Institutional Economics.
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 22 Nov 2021 Last Revised: 21 Sep 2022
RMIT University, RMIT University and RMIT University
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Innovation Economics, Repugnant Markets, Repugnant Innovation, Institutional Entrepreneurship, Evasive Entrepreneurship

45.

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
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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
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Australia, history of economic thought, economic history, Adam Smith, Jeremy Bentham, William Paley, utilitarianism

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The exchange theory of web3 governance (or ‘blockchains without romance’)

Number of pages: 16 Posted: 23 Sep 2022
RMIT University, RMIT University, RMIT University, RMIT University and RMIT University
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blockchain, governance, public choice, innovation, entrepreneurship

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Liberalism is Enduring and Urgent

Number of pages: 10 Posted: 13 Dec 2018
Chris Berg
RMIT University
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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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Interoperability as a Critical Design Choice for Central Bank Digital Currencies

Number of pages: 22 Posted: 22 Sep 2022
Chris Berg
RMIT University
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central bank digital currency, blockchain, interoperability, payments system

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Buyback and Burn Mechanisms: Price Manipulation or Value Signalling?

Number of pages: 8
RMIT University, RMIT University and RMIT University
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Buyback and Burn, Network Effects, Web3 Tokens, Cryptocurrency, Token Economics, Tokenomics, Costly Signalling