Paolo Tasca

Research Associate, Systemic Risk Centre, LSE
Director of the Centre for Blockchain Technologies (CBT), University College London
FinTech economist specialising in P2P Financial System


Discussion Papers
Jul 2014
DP 16
Calebe de Roure and Paolo Tasca
This paper approaches the PPP puzzle by using the Bitcoin/US Dollar exchange rate. The use of the virtual currency as macroeconomic laboratory allows us to remove frictions that previously impeded the empirical demonstration of the law of one price...
Discussion Papers
Feb 2014
DP 10
Paolo Tasca and Stefano Battiston
This paper contributes to a growing literature on the pitfalls of diversification by shedding light on a new mechanism under which, full risk diversification can be sub-optimal. In particular, banks must choose the optimal level of diversification...