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Date and Location

November 1, 2022
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM ET
Ofer 401


The Future of Money:  Are Europe and the U.S. Getting Closer to Developing a Digital Euro and a Digital Dollar? Photo

​​​​The Biden Administration has recently issued a report calling for more research and development with respect to a central bank digital currency (CBDC) or digital dollar, and the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston is working with MIT to develop a hypothetical CBDC platform.  But there are those at the Federal Reserve Board as well as in Congress that oppose development of a CBDC.  Meanwhile, Europe is moving more aggressively in its research and development of a CBDC, but there are different views about the purpose and design of a digital euro.  Join Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government Research Fellows Jean-Pierre Landau and Timothy Massad for a discussion of the latest developments, including what leading officials are saying about whether their governments should develop CBDCs.  They will also discuss how China’s launch of a CBDC and its work with other nations on cross-border interoperability is affecting the debate.  Mr. Landau, former  Deputy Governor of the Banque de France and Executive Director for France at the IMF and World Bank,  has just co-authored a report to the European Parliament on the policy implications of a digital euro.  Mr. Massad, former Chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission and Assistant Secretary of the Treasury,  has just co-authored papers on how to regulate stablecoins and how to improve the regulation of crypto generally.

Space is limited. Lunch will be served.

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