Session Title: "Crypto & Defi Blockchain: The Emerging Third Pillar"
Speaker: Yosef Bonaparte, Associate Professor, University of Colorado at Denver
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Session description: In this presentation, i will discuss the economics of crypto, especially the difference between Cefi and Defi

Bio:  Yosef Bonaparte, PhD, graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 2008 with his dissertation "Essays in Dynamic Household Finance with Heterogeneous Agents." His main research interest is in portfolio choice and asset pricing. In particular, he examines how political climate and political affiliation influence portfolio choice and the stock market in general. One of his asset pricing papers is forthcoming at top Economics and Finance Journal, Journal of Monetary Economics, and one behavioral finance article is forthcoming at Journal of Financial Economics. His work also was cited in the top media outlets in the world like the Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, ABC, CNBC, MarketWatch, and at a top Israeli cable program.