Cryptocurrency Competition and Dynamics

By Thomas Gebhart. University of Minnesota.

We build a model of competition among privately issued cryptocurrencies. We use a well-known monetary economics environment, the Lagos-Wright model, and include founders who can issue their own currencies in order to maximize their utility. Founders are endowed with productive capital that allows them to invest in projects that span multiple periods. Continue reading Cryptocurrency Competition and Dynamics

The Impact of Increasing Charter School Enrollment on the Achievement Gap: Evidence from Michigan

By Charles Weber. Harvard University.

Does increasing student access to charter schools lead to more equitable outcomes for all? More specifically, does increasing the number of students who attend charters in a district lead to a narrowing achievement gap… Continue reading The Impact of Increasing Charter School Enrollment on the Achievement Gap: Evidence from Michigan

Contraception Employed: Using Economic Models to Predict the Effect of Employment on Condom Usage in Brazil

By Seth M. Morokoff. Princeton University.

Two separate theoretical frameworks suggest that employment may have a negative di- rectional effect on the probability of condom usage in the developing world. Continue reading Contraception Employed: Using Economic Models to Predict the Effect of Employment on Condom Usage in Brazil