Xiaotong Sun

I am a PhD student at the Adam Smith Business School, University of Glasgow. I am also Research Lead at Volue (forthcoming) and an advisor at DAO^2. BUIDL!


Contact Information

Email: Xiaotong.Sun@glasgow.ac.uk; xtsun96@gmail.com
Room 302, 11 Southpark Terrace, Glasgow

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About Me

My research interests generally lie in the area of blockchain and cryptofinance. I am particularly interested in Decentralized Finance (DeFi) and Decentralized Autonomous Organization (DAO). Currently, I focus on empirical evidence of centralization in blockchain, especially governance centralization in DAO.

Research

Multiparty Democracy in Decentralized Autonomous Organization (DAO): Evidence from MakerDAO. Working paper (with Xi Chen, Charalampos Stasinakis and Georgios Sermpinis).
Liquidity Risks in Lending Protocols: Evidence from Aave Protocol. Working paper (with Charalampos Stasinakis and Georgios Sermpinis).
Decentralized illusion in DeFi: Evidence from MakerDAO. Working paper (with Charalampos Stasinakis and Georgios Sermpinis).
Bribes to Miners: Evidence from Ethereum. Working paper.

Education

PhD in Finance, University of Glasgow (2020 - )
MSc in Financial Mathematics, University of Leeds (2018 - 2019)
BEcon in Mathematical Economics, Fudan University (2014 - 2018)

Presentation

December 16-17, 2022 - World Finance Banking Symposium 2022, Miami, USA
December 14-16, 2022 - the 35th Australasian Finance & Banking Conference, Sydney, Australia, invited talk
October 12, 2022 - Cardiff FinTech Conference 2022, Cardiff, UK
September 22-23, 2022 - Cryptocurrency Research Conference 2022 (CRC2022), Durham, UK
June 29 - July 1, 2022 - International Conference on Forecasting Financial Markets, Milan, Italy
May 6, 2022 - The 2nd Workshop on Decentralized Finance (DeFi) In Association with Financial Cryptography 2022, Grenada
September 16-17, 2021 - Cryptocurrency Research Conference 2021 (CRC2021)
June 28, 2021 - Scottish Doctoral Colloquium in Accounting and Finance (ScotDoc2021)

Grants

Dec, 2022 - Travel grant, Asian Development Bank
May, 2022 - Travel grant, Harmony Blockchain through ResearchDAO

Teaching

I am currently a Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA) at Adam Smith Business School. I am involved in courses below:
2022 Foundations of Financial Technology, Master Level
2021,22 Corporate Finance and Investment, Master Level
2022 Risk Management and Derivative Securities, Master Level
2021 Foundations of Finance, Undergraduate level

Honors and Awards

2021 - Best PhD paper, awarded by Cryptocurrency Research Conference
2020 - First Prize in Global FinTech Application and Innovation Competition, awarded by Fudan University and Peking University
2019 - First prize in UBS Global Markets Hackathon, awarded by UBS
2016 - Excellent Project Award, awarded by Hope Project
2015 - Silver Award of 4th China Charity Fair, awarded by China Charity Federation
2015 - Individual Award, awarded by Fudan University
2014 - First-class Scholarship, awarded by Fudan University

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