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Winner of Student Paper Competition 2021:

Title:   The Adoption of Blockchain-Based Decentralized Exchanges      Author: Ruizhe Jia  

Honorable Mention: 

Title:  While Stability Lasts: A Stochastic Model of Stablecoins                Author:  Ariah Klages-Mundt
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Thanks to the Judges Panel: 

John Birge     john.birge@chicagobooth.edu, Hobart W. Williams Distinguished Service Professor or Operations Management, The University of Chicago Booth School of Business

Chanaka  Edirisinghe  edirin@rpi.edu, Acting Dean, Kay and Jackson Tai '72 Chaired Professor in Quantitative Finance, Lally School of Management,  Rensselaer

Mark S Squillante     mss@us.ibm.com,   Distinguished Research Staff Member and the Manager of Foundations of Probability, Dynamics and Control within Mathematical Sciences, IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center

Bruno Biais     biaisb@hec.fr     Professor  HEC Paris

 

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