Sinclair Davidson

RMIT University

124 La Trobe Street

Melbourne, 3000

Australia

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Scholarly Papers (40)

1.

Economics of Blockchain

Number of pages: 23 Posted: 09 Mar 2016
Sinclair Davidson, Primavera De Filippi and Jason Potts
RMIT University, Université Paris II - Panthéon-Assas and RMIT University
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blockchain, cryptoeconomics, catallaxy, public choice institutional economics

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Disrupting Governance: The New Institutional Economics of Distributed Ledger Technology

Number of pages: 27 Posted: 22 Jul 2016
Sinclair Davidson, Primavera De Filippi and Jason Potts
RMIT University, Université Paris II - Panthéon-Assas and RMIT University
Downloads 5,104 (2,370)
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blockchain, distributed ledger technology, innovation, cryptoeconomics, institutional economics, governance, technological revolution

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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 1,480 (18,117)
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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
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blockchain, public economics, public choice, institutional economics, comparative economics

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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
Darcy W E Allen, Chris Berg, Sinclair Davidson and Jason Potts
RMIT University, RMIT University, RMIT University and RMIT University
Downloads 1,040 (30,497)

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COVID-19, Coase theorem, externality

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The Cost of Trust: A Pilot Study

Number of pages: 28 Posted: 09 Aug 2018
Sinclair Davidson, Mikayla Novak and Jason Potts
RMIT University, Australian National University (ANU) - College of Arts and Social Sciences and RMIT University
Downloads 986 (32,866)
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blockchain, measurement, opportunism, transaction costs, trust

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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
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ledgers, blockchains, institutional economics, cryptoeconomics

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Blockchains and the Economic Institutions of Capitalism

Journal of Institutional Economics, Vol. 14, Issue 4, 2017
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 28 Sep 2018
Sinclair Davidson, Primavera De Filippi and Jason Potts
RMIT University, Université Paris II - Panthéon-Assas and RMIT University
Downloads 694 (53,122)
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blockchain, capitalism, institutional economics, organization

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The Institutional Economics of Identity

Number of pages: 20 Posted: 20 Nov 2017 Last Revised: 31 May 2018
Alastair Berg, Chris Berg, Sinclair Davidson and Jason Potts
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
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Blockchain, Supply Chain Governance, International Policy Coordination, Trade Costs

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Stubbing Out the Evidence of Tobacco Plain Packaging Efficacy: An Analysis of the Australian National Tobacco Plain Packaging Survey

Number of pages: 32 Posted: 20 May 2016
Sinclair Davidson and Ashton de Silva
RMIT University and RMIT University - School of Economics, Finance and Marketing
Downloads 470 (86,530)
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Tobacco control, Plain Packaging

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R&D, Agency Costs and Capital Structure: International Evidence

Number of pages: 46 Posted: 09 Dec 2003
Robert D. Brooks and Sinclair Davidson
Monash University and RMIT University
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R&D, Agency Costs, Capital Structure

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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 430 (96,055)
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Institutional Evolution, Blockchain, Technological Change

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Economic and Political Freedom as Determinants of the 1997-98 Financial Crisis

Number of pages: 23 Posted: 12 Nov 2001
Sinclair Davidson
RMIT University
Downloads 382 (110,067)

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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 356 (119,069)
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institutional cryptoeconomics, money, bitcoin, institutions

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From Corporate Governance to Crypto-Governance

Number of pages: 13 Posted: 12 May 2021
Sinclair Davidson
RMIT University
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Blockchain, Governance, Corporate Governance

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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 338 (126,061)
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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 212 (200,612)
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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
Downloads 293 (146,425)

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blockchain, industrial organization, trust, opportunism

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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
Darcy W E Allen, Chris Berg, Sinclair Davidson and Jason Potts
RMIT University, RMIT University, RMIT University and RMIT University
Downloads 255 (168,504)
Citation 5

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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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A New Institutional Approach to Innovation Policy

Australian Economic Review Policy Forum: Research and Innovation, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 21 Jan 2016
Sinclair Davidson and Jason Potts
RMIT University and RMIT University
Downloads 243 (175,943)
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innovation policy, new institutional economics, institutional possibility frontier

A New Institutional Approach to Innovation Policy

Australian Economic Review, Vol. 49, Issue 2, pp. 200-207, 2016
Number of pages: 8 Posted: 03 Jun 2016
Sinclair Davidson and Jason Potts
RMIT University and RMIT University
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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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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

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Identity As Input to Exchange

Number of pages: 20 Posted: 15 May 2018 Last Revised: 18 May 2018
Alastair Berg, Chris Berg, Sinclair Davidson and Jason Potts
RMIT University, RMIT University, RMIT University and RMIT University
Downloads 198 (213,857)
Citation 12

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Identity, Blockchain, Transaction Cost Economics, New Institutional 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
Darcy W E Allen, Chris Berg, Sinclair Davidson and Jason Potts
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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Social Costs and the Institutions of Innovation Policy

Number of pages: 25 Posted: 16 Feb 2015
Sinclair Davidson and Jason Potts
RMIT University and RMIT University
Downloads 160 (256,815)
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innovation policy, comparative economic institutions, new institutional economics, Schumpeterian economics, market failure, rent-seeking

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The Stationary Bandit Model of Intellectual Property

Number of pages: 19 Posted: 15 Jun 2016
Sinclair Davidson and Jason Potts
RMIT University and RMIT University
Downloads 153 (266,241)
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intellectual property, stationary bandit model, institutional quality, tax havens

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Corporate Governance in a Crypto-World

Number of pages: 14 Posted: 06 May 2022
Sinclair Davidson and Jason Potts
RMIT University and RMIT University
Downloads 143 (281,039)

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blockchain, corporate governance, political governance

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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 129 (304,223)
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Media, Regulation, Public Choice

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What the Government Demanded As Proof for Plain Packaging Efficacy: An Analysis the Public Health Lobby Did Not Perform

Number of pages: 9 Posted: 03 May 2017
Sinclair Davidson and Ashton de Silva
RMIT University and RMIT University - School of Economics, Finance and Marketing
Downloads 113 (334,564)

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Tobacco control, Plain Packaging

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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 108 (345,092)
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Interchange Fees, Payments System, Transaction Cost Economics

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We Want a Republic, God Save the Queen: An Australian Case Study in Democratic Choice

Number of pages: 25 Posted: 24 Mar 2002
Sinclair Davidson, Tim R.L. Fry and Kelly Jarvis
RMIT University, affiliation not provided to SSRN and University of Melbourne - Melbourne Institute: Applied Economic & Social Research
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Referendum, Constitution, Voting

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Repugnant Innovation

Number of pages: 18 Posted: 22 Nov 2021 Last Revised: 12 Aug 2022
Darcy W E Allen, Chris Berg and Sinclair Davidson
RMIT University, RMIT University and RMIT University
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Innovation Economics, Repugnant Markets, Repugnant Innovation, Institutional Entrepreneurship, Evasive Entrepreneurship

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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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Location, Taxation, and Governments: An Exchange Theory of Intellectual Property

Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 27 Nov 2019
Sinclair Davidson, Vijay Mohan and Jason Potts
RMIT University, RMIT University and RMIT University
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intellectual property, stationary bandit model, institutional quality, tax havens, tax competition, strategic trade policy

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Populism and Fiscal Illusion

Australian Economic Review, Vol. 51, Issue 3, pp. 418-425, 2018
Number of pages: 8 Posted: 17 Sep 2018
Sinclair Davidson
RMIT University
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The Social Costs of Innovation Policy

Economic Affairs, Vol. 36, Issue 3, pp. 282-293, 2016
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 25 Oct 2016
Sinclair Davidson and Jason Potts
RMIT University and RMIT University
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innovation policy, institutional economics, market failure, rent‐seeking