Research



Peer-Reviewed Articles and Abstracts:

The Bitcoin Market Potential Index. In Proceedings of the 2nd Workshop on Bitcoin Research in Association with Financial Crypto 15, Puerto Rico, Springer

Rankings Methodology Q&A Media: Bloomberg, CoinDesk


From Bitcoin (BTC) to the Brixton Pound (B£): History and Prospects for Alternative Currencies. In Proceedings of the 1st Workshop on Bitcoin Research in Association with Financial Crypto 14, Barbados, Springer


Working Papers:

“Currency Black Markets and Historical Turning Points: ‘Free’ Sterling in New York and Switzerland in the 1940s”

“Alternative Currencies: A Historical Survey and Taxonomy”

“The Seven Mechanisms for Achieving SovereignDebt Sustainability”

“Origins and Measurement of Financial Repression: The British Experience”

"Overlooked SovereignCredit Events and Partial Defaults: British Debt Sustainability in the Post-SecondWorld War Period"

“The Financial Repression Index”


Work in Progress:

“Bitcon’s Blips and Breaks: Turning Point Analysis of High-Frequency Bitcoin Price Data”

“A Brief History of Cryptocurrencies” with Andrew Miller and Nick Szabo

“A $1.6 Quadrillion Opportunity? Market Potential Assessment Framework for Distributed Ledgers”



Industry Studies and Reports:

"Global Cryptocurrency Benchmarking Study" with Michel Rauchs, Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance, April 2017

“Bitcoin: risk factors for insurance” with Jerry Brito, Peter van Valkenburgh, and Satyaki Dhar, May 2015, Lloyd's of London

"State of Bitcoin and Blockchain", 2014 - 2016, CoinDesk



Other Writing:

Article "Buying into Bitcoin", Feb. 2014, Project Syndicate

Article "Why Lower Bitcoin Price Volatility is No Panacea", Feb. 2014, CoinDesk

Book Review Sylvia Nasar's Grand Pursuit: The Story of Economic Genius, Dec. 2011, LSE Book Reviews