Christian's main areas of interest are the economics of innovation, entrepreneurship, and scientific productivity. His research focuses on crowdfunding and online entrepreneurial finance, how proximity affects the recombination of ideas, the adoption of technology standards, science and technology interactions. In 2009-10 he was a visiting scholar at Harvard IQSS. He has presented his research on proximity and innovation at a variety of institutions including Harvard University, MIT, Yale University, and London Business School.
Christian holds a BE in international markets and new technologies, and an MSc in economics and management of international markets and new technologies from Bocconi University, Milan, and a PhD in strategic management from the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto.
"With a market capitalization of approximately $12 billion and with the price of Bitcoin reaching towards its 2016 high, Bitcoin is both the most established and the most secure cryptocurrency."
MBA students have been exploring the investment case for bitcoin and ethers, digital currencies that backers hope will disrupt the financial services industry.
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Pimm Fox and Lisa Abramowicz talk to Christian Catalini, a professor at MIT, about Blockchain and why cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin could be widespread and disruptive.
The question of blockchain technology’s impact on financial markets and stock exchanges shouldn’t be one of ‘what’ but ‘when’, an expert says.
Christian Catalini of MIT is out with a new paper – this time on the future of Bitcoin and Blockchain technology.
MIT Sloan's Christian Catalini explores the new rules enacted that allow average people to invest in start-ups through crowdfunding sites that reward investors with equity.
Catalini is part of an elite few academicians who are analyzing the emergent investment crowdfunding space, so when he shares his findings, and associated perspective, it is worth paying attention.
You, your mom, or that random guy down your block will all soon be able to join the ranks of startup investors.
Crowdfunding has been celebrated as the grand democratization of finance—a mechanism for anyone with a business idea to raise money from their peers, outside the bureaucracy and nepotism of more...
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