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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

U.S. Treasuries steady ahead of January manufacturing, composite PMIs

The U.S. Treasuries remained steady during Fridays afternoon session ahead of the countrys manufacturing and composite PMI for the month of January, scheduled to be released today by 14:45GMT, amid an otherwise, muted...

UK gilts mixed following better-than-expected rise in January flash PMIs

The United Kingdoms gilts remained mixed during European trading hours Friday following a better-than-expected set of the countrys flash PMIs for the month of January, released today. The yield on the benchmark 10-year...

German bunds tad down following upbeat January manufacturing PMI

The German bunds remained tad down during European trading session Friday following an upbeat manufacturing PMI for the month of January, released early today. The German 10-year bond yield, which move inversely to its...

Australian dollar likely to weaken a little further in short term, says Commerzbank

The Australian dollar is expected to weaken a little further in the short term, particularly owing to the destruction caused by the recent bushfires, according to the latest research report from Commerzbank. The...

RBA unlikely to feel urgency to cut again as soon as next month, says St George Economics

The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) is not expected to feel an urgency to cut interest rates again as soon as next month, but rather, stand pat and assess incoming data, according to the latest research report from St....

Politics

Ivanka Trump praised by TV show host Samantha Bee for parental leave bill

Ivanka Trump has been earning praises for lobbying a bill that was approved by Senate in December 2019. For instance, political commentator and television host Samantha Bee praised Donald Trumps daughter for her efforts in...

Ivanka Trump 2020: Is Donald Trump grooming his daughter and senior advisor for the presidency?

As senior advisor to the president, Ivanka Trump holds a key position within Donald Trumps inner political circle. This explains why she is usually present in high-profile events such as the World Economic Forum in Davos,...

Donald Trump shock: POTUS on Greta Thunberg's climate change warnings 'she beat me out of TIME Magazine'

Donald Trump returned from the World Economic Forum at Davos, Switzerland the other day in the midst of an ongoing impeachment trial happening at the Senate. During a news conference, when asked about teenage climate...

Melania Trump shock: FLOTUS' non-attendance at Davos reportedly a 'subliminal message' to Donald Trump

If there is one thing to know about First Lady Melania Trump, it is that she tends to make subliminal messages. Her absence at the Davos Forum may reportedly be a subliminal message to her husband. Recently, Donald...

Donald Trump fury: POTUS rants about impeachment being weaponized for 2020 election

The United States President Donald Trump is currently facing an impeachment trial at the Senate while running a reelection campaign in this years presidential elections. Even though he does not need to be present at the...

Science

Antarctica: Scientists discover fossil of 40 million-year-old animal

Just when we think all the fossils of long ago were all found, we end up getting surprised at sudden discoveries in recent years. A new report emerges as scientists in Antarctica discover fossils belonging to an animal 40...

Taal volcano predicted to have explosive eruption

The Philippines was suddenly placed on high alert when the Taal volcano erupted. However, it appears that it is only just beginning as a new report reveals that the volcano may be gearing up for an explosive eruption...

Asteroids: Footage of Chelyabinsk meteor collision reveals the actual devastation caused

In 2013, a meteor made an unannounced visit and crash-landed in the city of Chelyabinsk in Russia. Now, footage capturing the incident shows just how bad the impact of the meteor was. The Chelyabinsk meteor incident is...

Asteroids: NASA spots space rock traveling 25,433 mph towards Earth

Another asteroid is set to make an approach towards Earths orbit, as NASAs asteroid trackers have noticed. It is now down to whether or not the asteroid will strike, and if it does not, how close is it going to...

Technology

‘Half-Life: Alyx’ release won’t likely be delayed as Valve confirms VR title is almost finished

The Half-Life: Alyx release is expected to push through as planned. This has been hinted at by the developer at a recent Valve Reddit AMA, which is a pleasant surprise since Valve is rather notorious in the past for its...

Motorola Razr 2020 can be preordered via Verizon and Walmart starting January 26

Motorola surprised everyone what it announced of reviving its iconic foldable phone. Apparently, the company is ready to venture once more into the foldable phone niche with the Motorola Razr 2020. The Motorola Razr was...

iPhone 12 Pro models to launch with a new Navy Blue color variant, rumor suggests

The latest rumors on the iPhone 12 series heighten the anticipation that it will pave the way for many firsts in Apples premium smartphone lineup. A report hints that the upcoming devices will be available in a new color...

New iPhone 9 leaked renders insist the device will feature Touch ID, not Face ID

Tech fans likely know by now that Apple is anticipated to have a much earlier smartphone unveiling event this year. But it is not for the iPhone 12 series the company has been rumored to release another mid-range...

Tesla cars could soon have ‘The Witcher’ game in Tesla Arcade

The software operating system installed in every Tesla car is one of the features that sets the companys products apart from other long-time major players in the automobile industry. It is also what makes popular video...
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