DeCenter Seminar: Decentralizing Governance for Online Platforms
March 3, 2023 12:30 pm
Computer Science Building, 105
Speaker: Andrew Hall, Stanford University
This talk provides an overview of potential motivations for decentralizing online platforms and explores how the governance of these platforms might work. I will present data from an ongoing research project on the governance of DAOs, explain the central challenges to decentralized governance, and propose potential solutions and directions for new research.
Andrew Hall is a Professor of Political Economy at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, with a joint appointment in the Stanford University Political Science Department. He is a senior fellow at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research, and for the 2022–2023 academic year, a senior fellow by courtesy at the Hoover Institution. Hall’s research group combines large-scale quantitative datasets with methods from economics and computer science to study democratic systems of governance. Along with his academic research, Hall works at the intersection of tech and society, advising tech companies, startups, blockchain protocols, and others on how to make better and more socially legitimate decisions, products, and policies.
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