Tehran Institute for Advanced Studies (TeIAS)

/ Economics of Cryptocurrencies

Summer School

Economics of Cryptocurrencies

17-19 July, 2018

Venue

Khatam University
Address: Mollasadra, North Shiraz, Hakim Azam, No 30. See location on Google map

+982189174612

Organizers

Executive Chair

Mohammad Morovati (TeIAS)

 

Scientific Chair

Amin sadeghi
Mahdi Heidari

 

Organization Chair

 Maryam Hejazinia

Overview

The new distributed data structures (e.g. blockchains) and digital assets (e.g. cryptocurrencies) will foster novel services, business models and applications in the next years. These technologies can provide an automated and secure transaction infrastructure for next generation of smart systems while the voluntary user participation to the mining of cryptocurrencies could permit the development of new distributed services that offers an alternative to the advertisement-based revenue system used by most of the “free services” that are currently available. The Tehran Institute for Advanced Studies’ summer school on Economics of Cryptocurrencies aims at gathering together researchers and practitioners to focus on the new challenges posed by the cryptocurrencies with emphasis on economic aspect of it.

Target Audience

The summer school is intended for graduate students, scholars and practitioners with basic knowledge of cryptocurrencies and economics.

Speakers

MAHDI MOHSENI
A&M UNIVERSITY


Title of Presentations:
Payment Systems and Digital Currencies
Initial Coin Offerings
Blockchain in the Capital Markets
(Slides)

Mahdi Mohseni is an Assistant Professor of Finance at Mays Business School, Texas A&M University. He received his Ph.D. in finance in 2015 from the Carroll School of Management at Boston College. He also received M.Sc and B.Sc. degrees in industrial engineering from Sharif University of Technology, Iran. His current research focuses on corporate governance, control rights, and debt contracts.

AMIN SHAMS MOORKANI
UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN


Title of Presentation:
Is Bitcoin Really Un-Tethered?

AMIN SADEGHI
UNIVERSITY OF TEHRAN


Title of presentations:
Opening and Introduction to Cryptocurrencies (Slides)
Mechanics of Bitcoin (Slides)
Ethereum and Smart Contract (Slides)

Mohammad Amin Sadeghi completed his PhD at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is currently a faculty member in Computer Engineering at the University of Tehran. He is interested in cryptocurrencies and their applications.

BEHNAM BAHRAK
UNIVERSITY OF TEHRAN


Title of presentations:
Public Key Cryptography, Hash Functions and Digital Signature (part1)
Public Key Cryptography, Hash Functions and Digital Signature (part2)
(Slides)

HANZALEH AKBARI NODEHI
SHARIF UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY


Title of Presentation:
Smart Contract Programming

Researcher at Sharif Blockchain lab (decentralab.ir)
CTO at rastakms.ir

MOHAMMAD ALI MADDAH-ALI
SHARIF UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY


Title of Presentation:
Blockchain Practicalities

KAVEH MOSHTAGH
ARZNAMEH RESEARCH GROUP


Title of Presentation:
EOS, Cardano, Monero and other cryptos (Slides)

Blockchain researcher at Arznameh study group

Schedule

7:30-8:30 Reception and Continental Breakfast
8:30-9:00 Opening
09:00-10:30 Cameron J. Hepburn; “Climate And Environmental Drivers of the Energy Transition”
10:30-11:00 Coffee / Tea Break
11:00-12:30 Cameron J. Hepburn; “Technological Drivers of the Energy Transition” 

14:00-15:30 Massimo Filippini; “Energy Demand, Energy Efficiency and Financial Literacy” (part 1)
15:30-16:00 Coffee / Tea Break
16:00-17:30 Massimo Filippini; “Energy Demand, Energy Efficiency and Financial Literacy” (part 2)

7:30-8:30 Continental Breakfast
8:30-9:30 Frank A. Wolak (Skype); “The Industrial Organization of Energy and Environmental Markets “
09:30-11:00 Jorge E. Vinuales; “Technological Transitions and Their Implications for Future Demand of Fossil Fuels”
11:00-11:30 Coffee / Tea Break
11:30-13:00 Jorge E. Vinuales; “The Laws of Energy Transitions” 

14:30-15:30 Hossein Abdoh; “Energy Economics and Finance in Iran” (Farsi)
15:30-16:00 Coffee / Tea Break
16:00-17:30 Paul J. Stevens (Presented by Organizers); “Prospects for the International Oil Companies and Oil Prices: Lower for Longer?” (Farsi)

7:30-8:30 Continental Breakfast
8:30-9:30 Richard Eckaus (Presented by Abbas Ghandi); “Climate Change: Sources, Effects, and Policy” (Farsi)
9:30-11:00 Abbas Ghandi; “Development of oil service contracts in Iran and Iraq” (part 1) (Farsi)
11:00-11:30 Coffee / Tea Break
11:30-13:00 Abbas Ghandi; “Climate change: sources, effects, and policy” (part 2) (Farsi)

14:30-16:00 Mohammad Morovati “The Emergence of Shale Producers and Its Fundamental Effect on Energy Markets“ (Farsi)