Gerry Tsoukalas

Dean’s Research Scholar Associate Professor, Information Systems
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  • BOSTON UNIVERSITY
    Questrom School of Business
    Rafik B. Hariri Building
    595 Commonwealth Avenue
    Boston, MA 02215

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    Education
  • PhD, Stanford University, 2013
    Publications
  • Belavina, E., Marinesi, S., Tsoukalas, G. (In Press). "Designing Crowdfunding Platform Rules to Deter Misconduct", SSRN Electronic Journal
  • Chod, J., Trichakis, N., Tsoukalas, G., Aspegren, H., Weber, M. (In Press). "Blockchain and the Value of Operational Transparency for Supply Chain Finance", SSRN Electronic Journal
  • Benhaim, A., Hemenway Falk, B., Tsoukalas, G. (2023). "Scaling Blockchains: Can Committee-Based Consensus Help?", Management Science, 69 (11), 6525-6539
  • Tsoukalas, G., Gan, R., Netessine, S. (2023). "Decentralized Platforms: Governance, Tokenomics, and ICO Design", Management Science
  • Hastings, M., Falk, B., Tsoukalas, G. (2022). "Privacy-Preserving Network Analytics", Management Science, 69 (9), 5482-5500.
  • Tsoukalas, G. (2022). "How PayPal Gets Employees Invested in Innovation", Harvard Business Review
  • babich, V., Marinesi, S., Tsoukalas, G. (2021). "Does Crowdfunding Benefit Entrepreneurs and Venture Capital Investors?", Manufacturing and Service Operations Management, 23 (2), 508-524
  • Gan, J., Tsoukalas, G., Netessine, S. (2021). "Initial Coin Offerings, Speculation, and Asset Tokenization", Management Science, 67 (2), 914-931
  • Belavina, E., Marinesi, S., Tsoukalas, G. (2020). "Rethinking Crowdfunding Platform Design: Mechanisms to Deter Misconduct and Improve Efficiency", Management Science, 66 (11), 4980-4997
  • Chod, J., Trichakis, N., Tsoukalas, G., Aspegren, H., Weber, M. (2020). "On the Financing Benefits of Supply Chain Transparency and Blockchain Adoption", Management Science, 66 (10), 4378-4396
  • Tsoukalas, G., Falk, B. (2020). "Token-Weighted Crowdsourcing", Management Science, 66 (9), 3843-3859
  • Gan, R., Netessine, S., Tsoukalas, G. (2020). Financing Inventory through Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs)."Foundations and Trends in Technology, Information and Operations Management", NOW
  • Babich, V., Marinesi, S., Tsoukalas, G. (2019). "Updating the Crowdfunding Narrative", Wharton Public Policy Brief, 7 (5)
  • Chod, J., Trichakis, N., Tsoukalas, G. (2019). "Supplier Diversification Under Buyer Risk", Management Science, 65 (7), 3150-3173
  • Tsoukalas, G., Wang, J., Giesecke, K. (2019). "Dynamic Portfolio Execution", Management Science
  • Iancu, D., Trichakis, N., Tsoukalas, G. (2017). "Is Operating Flexibility Harmful Under Debt?", Management Science, 63 (6), 1730-1761
  • Sirignano, J., Tsoukalas, G., Giesecke, K. (2016). "Large-Scale Loan Portfolio Selection", Operations Research, 64 (6), 1239-1255
  • Trichakis, N., Tsoukalas, G., Moloney, E. (2015). "Credem: Banking on Cheese", Harvard Business School
  • Giesecke, K., Kim, B., Kim, J., Tsoukalas, G. (2014). "Optimal Credit Swap Portfolios", Management Science, 60 (9), 2291-2307
  • Tsoukalas, G., Belobaba, P., Swelbar, W. (2008). "Cost convergence in the US airline industry: An analysis of unit costs 1995–2006", Journal of Air Transport Management, 14 (4), 179-187
    Research Presentations
  • Tsoukalas, G. Invited talk @ UC Santa Barbara, Economics DeFI Seminar, 2023
  • Tsoukalas, G. Invited talk @ AVA Labs, Owl Explains Podcast, 2023
  • Tsoukalas, G. Invited talk @ HKBU, Hong Kong, 2023
  • Tsoukalas, G. Invited talk @ London Business School, 2023
  • Tsoukalas, G. Invited talk @ Oxford University, 2023
  • Tsoukalas, G. Invited talk @ American Economic Association, Annual Meeting, 2023
  • Tsoukalas, G. Invited talk @ Luohan Academy, 2023
  • Tsoukalas, G. Invited Discussant @ BU Digital Business Seminar, 2023
  • Tsoukalas, G. Invited talk @ INFORMS - Annual Conference, 2022
  • Tsoukalas, G. Invited talk @ Boston College, 2022
  • Tsoukalas, G. Invited talk @ Alibaba - Luohan Academy, 2022
  • Tsoukalas, G. Invited talk @ Academy of Management - Annual Conference, 2022
  • Tsoukalas, G. Invited talk @ IMD, Switzerland, 2022
  • Tsoukalas, G. Invited talk @ ESSEC Business School, 2022
  • Tsoukalas, G. Invited talk @ Cornell University, 2022
  • Tsoukalas, G. Invited talk @ Imperial College Business School, London, 2022
  • Tsoukalas, G. Invited Talk @ EPFL, Switzerland, 2022
  • Tsoukalas, G. Invited Seminar @ Georgia Tech: Should Platforms Decentralize Pricing?, Georgia Tech - Scheller, 2021
  • Tsoukalas, G. Invited Seminar @ UMichigan: Should Platforms Decentralize Pricing?, University of Michigan - Ross, 2021
  • Tsoukalas, G. Invited Seminar @ U of Bath: "Decentralized Control of Pricing on Platforms", University of Bath QF & Fintech Research Seminar Series, 2021
  • Tsoukalas, G. Invited Seminar @ Case Western: "Initial Coin Offerings, Speculation and Asset Tokenization", Case Western - Weatherhead School of Management, 2021
  • Tsoukalas, G. Invited Seminar @ MSOM: Decentralized Pricing, MSOM, 2021
  • Tsoukalas, G. , Dizdarer, T. Invited Seminar @ MIW: Pricing in Service Platforms: Who Should Set the Prices?, Marketplace innovation workshop, 2021
  • Gan, R. , Tsoukalas, G. Invited Seminar @ CBER: Financing Platforms with Uncapped Crypto Tokens, Crypto and Blockchain Economics Research Conference, 2021
  • Tsoukalas, G. Invited Seminar @ BIlkent: Initial Coin Offerings, Speculation and Asset Tokenization, Bilkent University, 2021
  • Tsoukalas, G. Invited Seminar @ Syracuse University: Initial Coin Offerings, Speculation and Asset Tokenization, Syracuse University - Whitman School of Business, 2021
  • Tsoukalas, G. Invited Seminar @ The Fields Institute: Initial Coin Offerings, Speculation and Asset Tokenization, The Fields Institute for Research in Mathematical Sciences, York University, 2021
  • Tsoukalas, G. Invited Panelist: Blockchain and Decentralized Finance, CBER Forum, 2021
  • Tsoukalas, G. Session Host: Crypto and Blockchain Economics Research Forum, CBER, 2021
    Awards and Honors
  • 2023, Best Paper Award
  • 2023, Best Paper Award
  • 2022, Best Paper Award [11] - Does Crowdfunding Benefit Entrepreneurs and Venture Capital Investors?
  • 2022, Best Paper Award [13] - On the Financing Benefits of Supply Chain Transparency...
  • 2022, Best Paper Award [15] - Initial Coin Offerings, Speculation...
  • 2022, Best Dissertation Award
  • 2022, Best Paper Award [22] - When Bayes-Stein Meets Machine Learning....
  • 2022, Dean's Research Scholar
  • 2022, Slatkin Award for Research Excellence
  • 2021, Best Paper Award for "On the financing benefits of supply chain transparency and blockchain adoption"
  • 2021, Best Paper Award for "Overbooking with Endogenous Demand"
  • 2021, Best Paper Award for "Rethinking Crowdfunding Platform Design"
  • 2021, Fellowship
  • 2021, Fellowship
  • 2021, Fellowship
  • 2021, Research Member
  • 2021, Featured Article "Token-Weighted Crowdsourcing"
  • 2021, Fellowship
  • 2021, Teaching Excellence Award
  • 2020, Teaching Excellence Award
  • 2019, Best Student Paper Award