Dr. Rod Garratt Special Seminar: Rethinking Money in the Age of Cryptocurrencies

Dr. Rod Garratt Cryptocurrencies Seminar flyerThe Business Administration department welcomes Dr. Rod Garratt, Professor of Economics at UC Santa Barbara and former Vice President of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York (FRBNY), for a special seminar on “Rethinking Money in the Age of Cryptocurrencies”, at University of the West (UWest), Wednesday, April 13, from 7:00 to 8:30pm.

Dr. Garratt was the Maxwell C. and Mary Pellish Chair and now is the Professor in Economics at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He has served as a Technical Advisor to the Bank for International Settlements, a Research Advisor to the Bank of England and is a former Vice President of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York (FRBNY). During his time at the FRBNY he co-led the Virtual Currency Working Group for the Federal Reserve System. After leaving this position he consulted for Payments Canada and R3 on Project Jasper: a proof of concept for a wholesale interbank payment system that uses distributed ledger technology. Professor Garratt is also the Fellow of the Luohan Academy, an open research institute initiated by the Alibaba Group Inc., China and launched by world-renowned social scientists, including seven Nobel Prize laureates in Economics.

Professor Garratt received his BA from the University of Waterloo and his PhD from Cornell University. He has published in the top journals, including Econometrica, the American Economic Review and the Journal of Political Economy. He is an Associate Editor of the Journal of Financial Market Infrastructures, the Journal of Network Theory in Finance and Digital Finance.

During the lecture, Prof. Garratt will share his many years of research and work experience on the cryptocurrency, especially its developments and effects and discuss the relevant challenges and issues that the global society needs to face and deal with.

This seminar is jointly organized by the UWest, UCI Paul Merage School of Business and Hebei Academy of Social Sciences, sponsored by American Plus Bank and Soleus Air Inc., partnered with American Chinese CEO Society and Rosemead Chamber of Commerce and co-organized by the College of Applied Business, Nepal and the following ones in China: School of Insurance of Central University of Finance and Economics, Beijing Foreign Studies University G20 Research Center, Henan University School of Business Administration, Nanchang University College of Economics and Management, Finance School of Shanghai University of Int’l Business and Economics, Yangzhou University Business School, Shaoxing University Business School, China Academy of Actuarial Sciences, American Chinese Education Association Shanghai Innovation Center, and Sichuan Risk Science and Emergency Management Research Association.

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For more information, please contact Dr. Bill Y. Chen at billchen@uwest.edu.



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