NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH
NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH

The Digital Privacy Paradox: Small Money, Small Costs, Small Talk

Susan Athey, Christian Catalini, Catherine Tucker

NBER Working Paper No. 23488
Issued in June 2017

---- Acknowledgements ----

We want to thank MIT students Dan Elitzer and Jeremy Rubin for orchestrating the MIT Bitcoin experiment and allowing us to study the results. We also want to thank the MIT Office of the Provost for all their support. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

---- Disclosure of Financial Relationships for Susan Athey ----

Susan Athey serves on the board of directors of CoinCenter, an advocacy organization for cryptocurrency. She also serves on the board of directors of Ripple, a financial technology company focusing on international payments that created an alternative cryptocurrency. She is a consulting researcher at Microsoft Research New England.

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