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Lecture Series (online): Prof. Dr. Niepelt – Digital Money and Central Bank Digital Currency

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This lecture series is about “Digital Money and Central Bank Digital Currency” with Dr. Prof. Dirk Niepelt, Director of Study Centre Gerzensee, Foundation of the Swiss National Bank. Associate Professor University Bern. About Central banks already issue digital money, but only to a select group of financial institutions. Central bank digital currency would extend this to households and firms. This column examines the proposal for such currency and assesses the opportunities and risks. It argues that while preparations for the launch of Libra have not proceeded according to plan, it has become clear that for central banks, maintaining the status quo is not an option. Expert Speaker Prof. Dr. Dirk Niepelt is Associate Professor at the University of Bern and Director

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This lecture series is about “Digital Money and Central Bank Digital Currency” with Dr. Prof. Dirk Niepelt, Director of Study Centre Gerzensee, Foundation of the Swiss National Bank. Associate Professor University Bern.

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Central banks already issue digital money, but only to a select group of financial institutions. Central bank digital currency would extend this to households and firms. This column examines the proposal for such currency and assesses the opportunities and risks. It argues that while preparations for the launch of Libra have not proceeded according to plan, it has become clear that for central banks, maintaining the status quo is not an option.

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Prof. Dr. Dirk Niepelt is Associate Professor at the University of Bern and Director of Study Center Gerzensee, Foundation of the Swiss National Bank, http://alum.mit.edu/www/niepelt, https://www.niepelt.ch/files/cv.pdf.

He is Dr. oec. HSG and PhD in economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, USA. Prof. Niepelt is also Board Member of Swiss Society of Economics and Statistics, Research

Fellow of Centre for Economic Policy Research, London, Research Network Member of CESifo, Munich, member of Verein für Socialpolitik, Ausschuss für Makroökonomik and Deputy Member of Volkswirtschaftskommission, Kanton Bern.

His interests and professional experience are among others in financial policy, Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC), and in financial economics, international macroeconomics and growth, monetary and public economics.


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Dirk Niepelt is Director of the Study Center Gerzensee and Professor at the University of Bern. A research fellow at the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR, London), CESifo (Munich) research network member and member of the macroeconomic committee of the Verein für Socialpolitik, he served on the board of the Swiss Society of Economics and Statistics and was an invited professor at the University of Lausanne as well as a visiting professor at the Institute for International Economic Studies (IIES) at Stockholm University.

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