Talks and Slides


Below are slides for various public and academic talks I have given. Public and less technical talks are in bold.


Proof of Honesty: Coalition-Proof Blockchain Validation without Proof of Work or Stake (Slides of the Decentralization Conference at the University of Michigan, April 2019)

ICT and Economic Analysis: Discipline Disruption or Old Wine In New Bottles? (Slides for World Bank Mini Boot Camp, March 2019, part 1)

Blockchain and CryptoEconomics: An Example and Deeper Dive (Slides for World Bank Mini Boot Camp, March 2019, part 2)

Making Blockchain Secure at the Edge (Slides for DARPA Applications and Barriers to Consensus Protocols Workshop, Washington DC, February 2019)

Proof of Honesty: Coalition-Proof Blockchain Validation without Proof of Work or Stake (Slides for Sirius Group Meeting, Cheriton School of Computer Science University of Waterloo, November 2018)

An Overview of Blockchain, Bitcoin and CryptoEconomics (Slides for San Francisco/Bay Area and Portland Oregon Vanderbilt Alumni Chapter, November 2018)

Blockchain Basics (Slides for Golden Triangle Angel Network, Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, February 2018)

An Introduction to Blockchain, Bitcoin, and CryptoEconomics (Slides Vanderbilt Alumni Metro New York Chapter Talk, January 2018)

The Economics Of Crypto-Tokens and Initial Coin Offerings (Slides for Business and the Blockchain, Jones Graduate School of Business, Rice University, April 25 2017

Coase Theory and the Coase Theorem (Slides for Plenary Lecture in Honor of Ronald Coase, 18th Annual Conference of
The International Society for New Institutional Economics.
June 2014)

Public Goods, Bounded Attention Spans, and Equilibrium in the Internet Economy (Slides for the Summer Workshop Economic Theory, Paris 2014)

Capitalization, Decentralization, and Intergenerational Spillovers in a Tiebout Economy with Durable Public Goods (Slides for talks given in Taipei, Napoli, Penn State, KU, UW, and various places in 2012-17)

A Dixit-Stiglitz general equilibrium model with oligopolistic markets: Enough is Enough (Slides for talks given at WU, BU, Exeter, Tokyo, Seoul, Roma, Istanbul, and various other places, 2012-15)

Theory: What is it good for? (Slides for Erasmus Distinguished Lectures: Frontiers of Economic Theory, Paris School of Economics – Université Paris 1, June 2013)

Using Coalition and Network Theory (Slides for Erasmus Distinguished Lectures: Frontiers of Economic Theory, Paris School of Economics – Université Paris 1, June 2013)

The Economics of Cloud Computing (Slides for Erasmus Distinguished Lecture: Frontiers of Economic Theory, Paris School of Economics – Université Paris 1, June 2013)

The Economics of Cloud Computing (Slides for MSPE Public Lecture, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, October 2012)

Incentives and Effects of Publication Lags on Life Cycle Productivity in Economics (Slides for PET11-Bloomington, June 2011)

Effects of Publication Lags on Life Cycle Productivity in Economics: Are Young Researchers Keeping Up? (Slides for Department of Economics, Vanderbilt University, March 2010)

But what have you done for me lately? Commercial Publishing, Scholarly Communication, and Web Technology (Slides for Public Lecture Sponsored by the Office for Information Management University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, November, 2007)

The Economics of Crypto-tokens and Initial Coin Offerings

Proof of Honesty: Coalition-Proof Blockchain Validation without Proof of Work or Stake

Blockchain as a Decentralized Mechanism for Financial Inclusion and Economic Mobility

John P. Conley, (2019) “Economic Implications of New Technologies for Licensed and Unlicensed Spectrum”, Vanderbilt University Department of Economics Working Papers, VUECON-19-00011

Information and Communication Technology

Ergin Bayrak, John P. Conley and Simon Wilkie (2011) “The Economics of Cloud Computing Korean Economic Review, Vol. 27, pp. 203-230

John P. Conley and Fan-chin Kung (2010) “Private Benefits, Warm Glow and Reputation in the Free and Open Source Software Production Model Journal of Public Economic Theory, (Special issue edited by Ted Bergstrom, Parkash Chander and Lise Vesterlund), Vol. 12, No. 4, pp. 665-689

John P. Conley (2016) “Dynamic Games for Market Dominance in the Cloud – extended abstract

Publishing and Intellectual Property

John P. Conley and Ali Sina Önder (2014)  Journal of Economic Perspectives, Vol. 28, pp. 205–216: “The Research Productivity of New Ph.D.s in Economics: the Surprisingly High Non-Success of the Successful”  (Published version) also see “An Empirical Guide to Choosing a Graduate Program and Hiring Assistant Professors in Economics” (Draft version)

John P. Conley Mario Crucini, Robert Driskill and Ali Sina Önder (2013) “The Effects of Publication Lags on Life Cycle Research Productivity in Economics Economic Inquiry, Vol. 51, pp. 1251–127

John P. Conley, (2012) “Low acceptance rates, commercial publishing, and the future of scholarly communicationEconomics Bulletin, Vol. 32 No. 4 p.A37

John P. Conley, Mario Crucini, Robert Driskill and Ali Sina Önder (2011)Publication lags and young economists’ research outputVOX, 24. October

John P. Conley and Myrna Wooders (2009)But What Have You Done for Me Lately? Commercial Publishing, Scholarly Communication, and Open-Access” Economic Analysis and Policy, Vol. 39, pp. 71-89

John P. Conley and Christopher Yoo (2009) “Nonrivalry and Price Discrimination in Copyright Economics University of Pennsylvania Law Review, Vol. 15 7 , pp. 101-130

Cooperative Game Theory

(Several of these papers seem to be of interest to computer science researchers)

John P. Conley, Rich McLean and Simon Wilkie (2014) “Axiomatic Foundations for Compromise Theory and the Relationship to Multi-Objective Programming Solutions

John P. Conley and Simon Wilkie (2012) “Ordinal Egalitarian Solution for Finite Choice Sets Social Choice and Welfare, Vol. 38, pp. 23-42

Bhaskar Chakravorti and John P. Conley (2004) “Bargaining Efficiency and the repeated Prisoners’ Dilemma Economics Bulletin, 2004, Vol. 3 pp. 1-8

John P. Conley Rich McLean and Simon Wilkie (1997)Reference Functions and Possibility Theorems for Cardinal Social Choice Problems Social Choice and Welfare, Vol. 14, pp. 65-78

John P. Conley and Simon Wilkie (1996) “An Extension of the Nash Bargaining Solution to Nonconvex Problems Games and Economic Behavior, Vol. 13, pp. 26-38

John P. Conley and Simon Wilkie (1991) “The Bargaining Problem without Convexity : Extending the Egalitarian and Kalai-Smorodinsky SolutionsEconomics Letters, Vol. 36, pp. 365-369