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Professor of Economics, RMIT University

Jason Potts is an economic theorist who specialises in problems of economic growth and change. He works in areas of cryptoeconomics, economic evolution, technological change, institutional economics, economics of innovation, economics of cities, and the economics of cultural and creative industries. His current research focuses on innovation in the commons, and on global innovation policy.

Potts is a Professor of Economics at RMIT University, Director of the Blockchain Innovation Hub at RMIT University, and an Adjunct Fellow at the Institute of Public Affairs. He was the 2000 winner of the International Joseph A Schumpeter Prize, and in 2017 became a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia. He has published over 80 articles and six books. He is currently an editor of Journal of Institutional Economics.


  • –present
    Professor of Economics, Finance and Marketing, RMIT University


Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences of Australia