Hanna Halaburda

Hanna Halaburda

Joined Stern 2019

Leonard N. Stern School of Business
Kaufman Management Center
44 West Fourth Street, 8-88
New York, NY 10012

E-mail hh66@stern.nyu.edu
Personal website


Hanna Halaburda joined New York University Stern School of Business as an Associate Professor of Technology, Operations and Statistics in September 2019.

In her research, Professor Halaburda studies how technology changes economic forces and thus affects business models and interactions in the marketplace. One strand of her work focuses on competition between digital platforms. Since 2011, she has built a research program in digital currencies and blockchain technologies, including analyses of incentives in consensus protocols, cryptocurrency adoption, smart contracts, and token issuance. Professor Halaburda’s work has been published in Management Science, RAND, American Economic Journal, Games and Economic Behavior, and other academic journals. In 2015 she co-authored Beyond Bitcoin: The Economics of Digital Currency, the first book analyzing digital currencies from the economic perspective. The book’s 2nd edition, co-authored with Miklos Sarvary and Guillaume Haeringer, was published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2022.

Prior to joining NYU Stern, Professor Halaburda was an Assistant Professor at Harvard Business School, and a senior economist at the Bank of Canada.

She holds Master’s degrees in Economics from the Warsaw School of Economics and in Philosophy from Warsaw University, and a PhD in Economics from Northwestern University.

Research Interests

  • Blockchain and cryptocurrenciess
  • Competition with network effects
  • Platform strategy

Courses Taught

  • Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies
  • Foundations of Fintech
  • Game Theory

Academic Background

Ph.D., Economics
Northwestern University

M.A., Economics
Warsaw School of Economics

M.A., Philosophy
Warsaw University

Areas of Expertise


  • Business Strategy
  • Game Theory
  • Industrial Organization


  • Technology & Innovation

Technology, Operations & Statistics

  • Blockchain
  • E-commerce
  • Electronic Markets