Eric Alston

Finance Division, University of Colorado Boulder

Scholar in Residence

Campus Box 419

Boulder, CO 80309

United States

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Scholarly Papers (16)

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Blockchain and the Law – Legality, Law-like Characteristics, and Legal Applications

Handbook on Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies, 2021
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 29 Jul 2020 Last Revised: 20 Jul 2021
Eric Alston
Finance Division, University of Colorado Boulder
Downloads 245 (174,871)
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Blockchain, cryptocurrencies, Bitcoin, digital currencies, Law, Regulation, Cryptocurrency law, cryptocurrency regulation, blockchain law, virtual currency, digital currency

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Constitutions and Blockchains: Competitive Governance of Fundamental Rule Sets

Case Western Reserve Journal of Law, Technology & the Internet, Vol. 11, No. 4, 2019
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 22 Apr 2019 Last Revised: 22 Dec 2020
Eric Alston
Finance Division, University of Colorado Boulder
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Blockchain, Constitutions, Private Ordering, Cryptocurrencies, Institutions, Exit Costs, Competitive Governance

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Can Permissionless Blockchains Avoid Governance and the Law?

Number of pages: 31 Posted: 07 Oct 2020
Finance Division, University of Colorado Boulder, Baylor University, University of Pittsburgh - Graduate School of Public and International Affairs and University of Pittsburgh - School of Computing and Information
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Governance, Private Governance, Block-Chain, Cryptocurrencies, Block-Chain Law, Cryptocurrency Law, Institutional Economics, Polycentricity

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Blockchain Networks as Constitutional and Competitive Polycentric Orders

Number of pages: 33 Posted: 19 Jul 2021 Last Revised: 24 Nov 2021
Finance Division, University of Colorado Boulder, Baylor University, University of Pittsburgh - Graduate School of Public and International Affairs and University of Pittsburgh - School of Computing and Information
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Blockchain, Bitcoin, Governance, Cryptocurrency, Polycentricity, Constitutional governance, Competitive governance, Institutional analysis, Digital currency, Organizations

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Leadership Within Organizations

Number of pages: 46 Posted: 01 Apr 2020 Last Revised: 15 Jul 2021
Eric Alston, Lee J. Alston and Bernardo Mueller
Finance Division, University of Colorado Boulder, Indiana University and Universidade de Brasilia
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Leadership, Organizational Economics, Hierarchies, Delegation, Decision Rights, Organizations, Personnel Economics, Firm Structure

Leadership and Organizations

NBER Working Paper No. w28927
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 21 Jun 2021 Last Revised: 17 Jul 2022
Eric Alston, Lee Alston and Bernardo Mueller
Finance Division, University of Colorado Boulder, Indiana University and Universidade de Brasilia
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Private Ordering as the Foundation for Frontier Law

Number of pages: 44 Posted: 17 Jun 2019 Last Revised: 22 Dec 2020
Eric Alston
Finance Division, University of Colorado Boulder
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Property Rights, Property Law, Private Ordering, Custom, Mineral Rights, Judicial Interpretation, Law and Economics

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The Chronic Uncertainty of American Indian Property Rights

Number of pages: 36 Posted: 01 Feb 2021
Finance Division, University of Colorado Boulder, Southern University Law Center, Baylor University and University of Pittsburgh - Graduate School of Public and International Affairs
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property rights, American Indians, privatization, institutions, governance, economic uncertainty, economic history, regulatory uncertainty, property institutions, American history, Native American, Native American history

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Development Derailed: Policy Uncertainty and Coordinated Investment

Number of pages: 38 Posted: 25 Jun 2018 Last Revised: 12 Aug 2021
Eric Alston and Steven Smith
Finance Division, University of Colorado Boulder and Colorado School of Mines
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Property Law, Property Rights, Railroad Land Grants, Political Economy, Economic Development,

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Norms, Institutions and Digital Veils of Ignorance – Do Network Protocols Need Trust Anyway?

Number of pages: 27 Posted: 18 Nov 2021 Last Revised: 14 Feb 2022
Eric Alston
Finance Division, University of Colorado Boulder
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Governance, Institutions, Norms, Uncertainty, Digital Governance, Blockchain Governance, Cryptocurrency, Blockchain, Bitcoin, Smart Contracts, Incomplete Contracting

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Demand for Constitutional Decentralization

Number of pages: 27 Posted: 25 Jun 2019
Eric Alston
Finance Division, University of Colorado Boulder
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Comparative constitutional law, constitutional design, decentralization, federalism, subsidiarity

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Piercing the Veil of Political Altruism, or, Why Political Rules Are Weird

Austrian Economics in the 21st Century: Economic History and Austrian Economics, 2020
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 17 Nov 2020
Eric Alston
Finance Division, University of Colorado Boulder
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Economic History, Austrian Economics, Institutional Economics, Complexity Economics, Private and Public Ordering, Economic Institutions, Political Institutions, Political Economy, Public Choice

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Presidential Term Limits and the International Community

Institute of Development Policy, Working Paper 2018.9
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 16 Oct 2018
Christina Murray, Eric Alston and Micha Wiebusch
University of Cape Town, Finance Division, University of Colorado Boulder and University of Antwerp - Institute of Development Policy and Management
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Presidential term limits; United Nations; African Union; Organization of American States; Venice Commission; NGO; International IDEA; international institutions, constitutions, constitution making

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An Organizational Coase Theorem: Constitutional Constraints as Increasing in Exit Costs

Number of pages: 19 Posted: 28 Mar 2022
Eric Alston
Finance Division, University of Colorado Boulder
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Governance, Institutions, Organizational Economics, Institutional Economics, Complexity Economics, Private and Public Ordering, Economic Institutions, Political Institutions, Political Economy, Complexity Theory, Power Laws

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Muddying the Waters: Sixty-One Years of Doctrinal Uncertainty in Montana Water Law

7 Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Conf. J. 155 (2018)
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 27 Jun 2019
Eric Alston and John Stafford
Finance Division, University of Colorado Boulder and University of Colorado at Boulder, Hernando de Soto Capital Markets Program, Students
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Property Rights, Property Law, Private Ordering, Water Rights, Prior Appropriation, Common law, Riparian, Legal Conflict, Legal Ambiguity, Judicial Interpretation, Law and Economics

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Ecuador’s 2008 Constitution: The Political Economy of Securing an Aspirational Social Contract

Alston, Eric. "Ecuador's 2008 Constitution: The Political Economy of Securing an Aspirational Social Contract." Const. Stud. 3 (2018): 69
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 21 May 2020
Eric Alston
Finance Division, University of Colorado Boulder
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Environmental Rights, Rights of Nature, Rights tradeoffs, constitutional design, constitutional law, constitutional implementation, comparative constitutional law, Ecuador, political economy, constitutional rights

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Playing for Constitutional Time: Interim Constitutions & Transitional Provisions

Ginsburg, Tom, and Eric Alston. "Playing for constitutional time: Interim constitutions and transitional provisions." The Timing of Lawmaking (2017): 110
Posted: 17 Jun 2019
Eric Alston and Tom Ginsburg
Finance Division, University of Colorado Boulder and University of Chicago Law School

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Interim Constitutions, Transition Provisions, Constitutional Transitions, Constitutional Design, Comparative Constitutional Law, Legal Timing