“Building Democracies for Online Platforms,” Andrew Hall, Stanford GBS

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Friday, October 14, 2022 - 12:00pm to 1:15pm
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In this talk, I will explain what web3 and decentralized governance are, why they should be of interest to social scientists who study governance, describe my own career journey to the intersection of tech and social science, and present some basic findings and ideas related to the future of implementing democratic systems for online platforms.

Andrew Hall is a professor of political economy at Stanford Graduate School of Business, with a joint appointment in the Stanford University Political Science Department. He is a senior fellow at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research, and for the 2022–2023 academic year, he is a senior fellow by courtesy at the Hoover Institution. Along with his academic research, Hall works at the intersection of tech and society, advising tech companies, startups, blockchain protocols, and others on how to make better and more socially legitimate decisions, products, and policies. This includes work to design and build governance systems — systems of algorithms, rules, rule-making procedures, appeals processes, and other institutions that shape how people and communities use tech products and how they affect society.

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