Dr. Cathy Barrera

Co-founder & Chief Economist, Prysm

Dr. Cathy Barrera

Co-founder & Chief Economist, Prysm

Biography

Dr. Barrera is the co-founder and Chief Economist of the Blockchain Economics & Governance design firm Prysm Group. She is the lead writer for the MIT Cryptoeconomics Lab and the Cryptoeconomics Industry Expert for the upcoming MIT Sloan Executive Education Blockchain course. She has been featured on CNBC, CNN, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post among others. Dr. Barrera is a former Professor of Economics at Cornell University’s Johnson Graduate School of Management. She holds a MSc in Applied Math from the London School of Economics and a PhD in Economics from Harvard University where she studied under Nobel Prize winner Prof. Oliver Hart.