M-RCBG Senior Fellow-Led Study Group: Jean-Pierre Landau

Cryptocurrencies: after the bubble
November 29, 4:00-5:30| M-RCBG Conference Room (Belfer 503)

We will try and look beyond the rise and fall in major cryptocurrencies' value over the last 18 months. We will discuss whether innovations brought by cryptocurrencies in money and payment systems are (1) useful (2) sustainable. We will try and draw some perspectives and lessons for the future of money and payments.

Jean-Pierre LandauJean-Pierre Landau is an Associate Professor of Economics at SciencesPo - Paris and a former senior official at the French Treasury and Central Bank. He has served as Deputy Governor of the Banque de France, Executive Director for France at the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the World Bank (Washington, DC) and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (London). He was also Undersecretary at the Minister of Finance in Paris. In his different capacities, he was a member of the Board of the Bank of International Settlements (BIS) in Basel, a G7 and G20 Deputy and a member of the Financial Stability Board (FSB)  and its Steering Committee.  He was Visiting Professor at SAIS (John Hopkins University) and Lecturer at the Woodrow Wilson School (Princeton University). He co-authored "The Euro and the Battle of Ideas" with Markus Brunnermeier and Harold James published at Princeton University Press in 2016. His main fields of interest include money and international economics, areas where he has direct and extensive experience. As a Senior Fellow, he will be conducting research on "The future of money in a digital world". His faculty sponsor is Jeffrey Frankel, James W. Harpel Professor of Capital Formation and Growth at Harvard University's Kennedy School. Email: jean-pierre_landau@hks.harvard.edu