Sep 23–26, 2019
Catherine Gu

Catherine Gu
Graduate Student, Stanford University

An economist cum data scientist, Catherine Gu (she/her) is pursuing graduate study in management science and engineering at Stanford University. Her areas of focus include market incentive design, computation, and stochastic modeling. Previously, she was an investment research analyst at Man Group, covering global macro systematic hedge fund managers, and a macro strategist at JPMorgan, covering emerging market FX and rates. Catherine is the cofounder of Quantess London Group. She holds a master’s degree in economics from the University of Cambridge.


1:30pm2:00pm Tuesday, September 24, 2019
Location: 1A 08
Catherine Gu (Stanford University)
With the emergence of cryptoeconomy, there is a real demand for an alternative form of money. Major cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin and Ethereum have thus far failed to achieve mass adoption. Catherine Gu examines the paradigm of algorithmic design of stablecoins, focusing on incentive structure and decentralized governance, to evaluate the role of stablecoin as a future medium of exchange. Read more.

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