Samuel Häfner


I am a microeconomist with an interest in market design, primarily in contracts, auctions, and contests.

My main task is to analyze the upcoming parachain auctions. I am also interested in questions pertaining to token price formation and the incentives involved in proof-of-stake protocols.

I hold a PhD from the University of Basel. I spent postdoc years at Duke University, Basel, Zurich, and St. Gallen.

Recent Crypto-Related Working Papers


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