We are at a time of intense monetary innovation. Citizens are making new demands on their governments regarding financial inclusion, new cryptocurrencies are launching (and failing) seemingly daily, and central banks are fundamentally rethinking their mandates, particularly with regard to climate change and green finance. This workshop will bring the history of money together with contemporary proposals for reform, looking at three seminal episodes of monetary innovation from the past alongside equally striking contemporary proposals.
This non-credit workshop is open to all students and visitors at Harvard, and requires no prior knowledge. The sessions can be attended either in sequence or individually.
1:30-3:30pm in Wasserstein 3008 on the following dates:
Wednesday, February 8, 2023 (Note: the first session will be held in Hauser 102)
Wednesday, February 15, 2023
Wednesday, February 22, 2023
Wednesday, March 1, 2023
Wednesday, March 8, 2023
Wednesday, March 22, 2023
Wednesday, March 29, 2023