Dr. Cathy Barrerais a Partner and Founding
Economist of Prysm Group, a firm that specializes in economic and governance
design for distributed ledger-based projects. She is a frequent keynote speaker
and lecturer on economics and DLT. Recent and upcoming speaking appearances
include Consensus, SXSW, Blockchain Revolution Global, and the IBM Blockchain
Accelerator. Her research on the economics of blockchain has been presented at
Harvard, Stanford, UC Berkeley, DARPA, and the Federal Reserve of Cleveland.
Dr. Barrera is an advisor to blockchain projects at the World Economic Forum, a
Collaborator of the MIT Cryptoeconomics Lab and is an industry expert for MIT’s
executive education course, Blockchain Technologies: Business Innovation and
Barrera was previously tenure-track faculty at the S.C. Johnson School of
Management at Cornell University, and has appeared as a seminar speaker or
guest lecturer at schools including Harvard, MIT, Columbia, NYU, Fordham,
Cornell Tech, University of Toronto, and University of Southern California.
Prior to co-founding Prysm Group, Dr. Barrera was the Chief Economist at
Barrera received her BA from Northwestern University, where she majored in
Communication Studies, Economics and Mathematics. She holds an MSc in
Applicable Mathematics from the London School of Economics and a PhD in
Business Economics from Harvard University, where she studied under Nobel
Laureate Oliver Hart.
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