Darcy Allen

Research Fellow at the Institute of Public Affairs

Dr Darcy Allen is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Blockchain Innovation Hub at RMIT University. He is an institutional economist focused on the economics of new technologies. Dr Allen has published across academic journals, books and conferences, regularly appears as an expert witness before parliamentary inquiries, and his research has featured widely across the national and international print media and radio. He is also an Adjunct Fellow at free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs and an Academic Fellow at the Australian Taxpayers’ Alliance. Dr Allen is a former magazine editor, recently edited a book on Australian regulation, and is currently writing two books on blockchain technology.


Blockchain and Supply Chains: V-form Organisations, Value Redistributions, De-commoditisation and Quality Proxies, 2019, The Journal of the British Blockchain Association.

Cryptodemocracy and its Institutional Possibilities, 2018, The Review of Austrian Economics.

Blockchain: An Entangled Political Economy Approach, 2018, Journal of Public Finance and Public Choice.

Entrepreneurial Exit: Developing the Cryptoeconomy, 2018, Blockchain Economics, World Scientific.

The Economics of Crypto-democracy’, Presented at Linked Democracy: AI for Democratic Innovation, 2017,

Blockchain Innovation Commons, 2017, RMIT Working Paper.

Discovering and Developing the Blockchain Crypto-Economy, 2017, RMIT Working Paper.

Blockchains and the Boundaries of Self-organized Economies: Predictions for the Future of Banking, 2016, Banking Beyond Banks and Money: A Guide to Banking Services in the Twenty-First Century.


Decentralised Governance, Political Economy, Entrepreneurial Disocvery, Supply Chains


Institutional Cryptoeconomics, New Institutional Economics, Economic Theory, Comparative Institutional Economics


Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Blockchain Innovation Hub, RMIT University

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