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Jason Potts

Jason Potts

Jason Potts is an economic theorist who specialises in problems of economic growth and change. He works in areas of economic evolution, technological change, institutional economics, economics of innovation, economics of cities, and the economics of cultural and creative industries. His current research focuses on innovation in the commons, and on global innovation policy.

Potts is a Professor of Economics at RMIT University and an Adjunct Fellow at the Institute of Public Affairs. He was the 2000 winner of the International Joseph A Schumpeter Prize, has published over 60 articles and six books. He is currently an editor of Journal of Institutional Economics, and Innovation: Management, Practice and Policy.

Blockchain Revolution Series

KodakOne could be the start of a new kind of intellectual property

Jan 12, 2018 05:57 am UTC| Insights & Views Technology

Its easy to be a bit amused about Kodaks new blockchain and cryptocurrency, the KodakOne. The old photography company is the classic case of a firm that failed to keep up with technological change. But now Kodak is...

Digital Currency Revolution

Bitcoin investors should be taxed like any other investor

Sep 25, 2017 07:20 am UTC| Insights & Views Economy Law Digital Currency

Despite its name, cryptocurrency isnt just money. It could also be debt or equity and so it should be regulated and taxed in the same way as other finance. The tokens investors get when they buy a cryptocurrency, like...

Digital Currency Revolution

Price hikes in Ether and Bitcoin aren't the signs of a bubble

Jun 21, 2017 16:09 pm UTC| Insights & Views Economy Investing

When there is a rapid growth in any of the crypto-currencies and assets such as Bitcoin, Ether, Zcash and others, many will call it out as a bubble. Indeed, on a relatively short time scale it clearly looks like a...

The price of victory: comparing the cost of Olympic gold to an elite arts prize

Aug 22, 2016 10:13 am UTC| Insights & Views Sports Entertainment

The Olympics is almost over now for another four years, and beyond the glorious highs and heartbreaking lows of participants and spectators, theres the ritual of the cost-benefit wash-up where we calculate the public cost...

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Economy

UK gilts gain after January consumer inflation disappoints investors; 10-year auction in focus

The United Kingdoms gilts gained during Wednesdays afternoon session, after the countrys consumer price inflation (CPI) data for the month of January, disappointed market participants, also down from the previous reading...

German bunds remain narrowly ahead of Q4 2018 GDP, Eurozone December trade balance

The German bunds remained narrowly mixed during European session Wednesday ahead of the countrys gross domestic product (GDP) for the fourth quarter of 2018, scheduled to be released on February 14 by 07:00GMT and the...

USD/SGD likely to trade lower in line with rebound in EUR and CNH, says Scotiabank

The USD/SGD currency pair is expected to trade lower in line with a rebound in the EUR and the CNH, according to the latest research report from Scotiabank. The SGD has been running a close correlation with the EUR and the...

JGBs continue mixed trading ahead of Q4’18 GDP data amid lingering hopes of U.S.-China trade deal

The Japanese government bonds continued to trade mixed towards the end of Asian session Wednesday, as investors await the countrys gross domestic product (GDP) for the fourth quarter of this year, scheduled to be released...

Australia 10-year bond yield jumps to 1-week high after Trump softens stance on trade negotiations

Australian government bonds slumped across the curve during Asian trading session Wednesday after U.S. President Donald Trump softened his stance on trade negotiations overnight, along with tentative progress to avoid...

Politics

Donald Trump to Sign Smaller Border Wall Funding to Avoid Another Government Shutdown

After a 35-day shutdown, the government has temporarily reopened but what happens after the Feb. 15 deadline is still quite uncertain. However, there are reports that United States President Donald Trump will most likely...

Vladimir Putin’s Aide Tackles Alleged Russian Interference in 2016 U.S. Presidential Election; Writes Choice Is an ‘Illusion’

The relationship of Russian President Vladimir Putin and United States President Donald Trump has been a highly debated topic. Many critics believe the Russian government interfered with the election that Trump won in...

Melania Trump 2019: ‘Hidden Message’ in First Lady’s Dress at Donald Trump’s State of Union Address Demystified

United States first lady Melania Trumps fashion choices are often interpreted by people on social media and the press as having hidden messages. So Mrs. Trumps stylist, Hervé Pierre, was quick to dismiss any...

Autocracies that look like democracies are a threat across the globe

Russias successful interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election may inspire other countries to do the same. These other countries dont look threatening. They look like democracies. But theyre not. Theyre a...

South Africans are finally set to know who funds their political parties

South African President Ramaphosa has finally signed into law a new bill aimed at regulating the funding of political parties. It was approved by Parliament in June 2018. The Political Party Funding Bill, when it...

Science

Cancer Cure 2019: Experts Doubt Israeli Company’s Promise of Delivering ‘Complete Cure’ in 1 Year

Scientists from Israel recently announced they are one year away from delivering a complete cure to cancer. But some experts are explaining why the promised time frame is questionable. In late January, scientists and...

HIV/AIDS Cure 2019: Study of HIV ‘Accessory Protein’ Can Lead to Improved Treatment Plans for Patients

Aside from continuously researching for the absolute cure to human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS), scientists are also working on improving the treatment plans for infected...

Cancer Cure Found in One of World’s Most Rare Elements That Caused Dinosaur’s Extinction?

Iridium is one of the elements believed to have contributed to the extinction of dinosaurs. And, recently, scientists announced it is possible that it could also help them develop a cure for cancer. Scientists from...

HIV/AIDS Cure 2019: Donald Trump’s State of the Union Address Includes 10-Year Program to Weaken Epidemic

U.S. President Donald Trump will reportedly pledge on immensely diminishing the human immunodeficiency virus and acquired immune deficiency syndrome (HIV/AIDS) epidemic while scientists are still looking for the ultimate...

HIV/AIDS Cure 2019: New Research Grants Focus on Body's Natural Control of the Virus Post-Treatment

Scientists around the world are exploring various angles to further understand HIV/AIDS and find a cure. Several research grants were previously awarded to groups who are aiming to focus on post-treatment control. The...

Technology

‘AirPods 2’ Release Date, Latest News & Update: Wireless Earphones Speculated to Come Out Alongside AirPower Charger

The release date of AirPods 2 has yet to be announced but the web is rife with rumors that it will drop sometime in the spring. The wireless earphones are speculated to make its first public appearance at Apples special...

‘World of Warcraft Classic’ Release Date, Latest News & Update: The Raid Dungeons that Players Can Tackle in the Rekindling

World of Warcraft Classic will be launching sometime this summer and hardcore fans of the franchise are excited to dive deep into the sea of nostalgia. The developers have already confirmed that the game will be similar to...

‘GTA 6’ Release Date, Latest News & Update: Rumors Suggest Sixth Installment Set in Either London or Vice City

News about GTA 6 is still scarce as Rockstar remain mum about the sixth installment. As such, fans of the franchise have turned to speculation to predict what they can expect for the biggest game of the studio. Among...

‘The Sims 5’ Release Date: Fifth Entry Could Be Hinted in Upcoming E3 Event

News regarding the development of The Sims 5 is still scarce on the web and its expected that EA will remain mum about the future of the next entry. The speculation stems from the recent financial report of the company...

‘The Sims 5’ Release Date, Update: Greedy EA Hints Launch Before 2020 is Impossible, Money Still Top Goal

In a recent financial report by EA, it was hinted that the release of The Sims 5 is not going to be anytime soon since The Sims 4 is still making a lot of money. Therefore, it can be inferred that the next game wont be...
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