Cryptoeconomics is an emerging field of economic coordination games in cryptographically secured peer-to-peer networks. As an interdisciplinary study, cryptoeconomics involves a constellation of knowledge including computer science, network science, statistics, economics, and system engineering. In an increasingly networked and open world, cryptoeconomics will play a bigger role in coordinating human and machine activities and building a better future.
Mission & Vision
CryptoEconLab at PL aspires to become a hub for research on economic incentives, coordination games, and novel marketplaces. We aim to develop capacity to design, validate, deploy, and govern large-scale economic systems. CryptoEconLab strives to empower projects in the ecosystem through novel incentives and advance humanity’s understanding of multiagent systems and algorithmic steering of economic networks.
Motivation & Description
The lab’s genesis comes from a growing need to enable the design and deployment of large-scale economic systems, from token networks to the Metaverse. CryptoEconLab is designed to take ownership of the economic aspects of a technosocial system including design, specification, validation, deployment, and governance.
- Formation, diffusion, and learning in networks
- Stochastic optimal control for evolutionary systems
- Evolutionary game theory, population games, state based potential games
- Optimal pricing and resource allocation in distributed networks
- Value attribution and graph-based algorithms
- Market design, algorithmic game theory & differential privacy
- Prediction markets, automated market makers, reputation systems
- Institutional economics and governance