Areas of Interest
Financial and Monetary Institutions
Former Deputy Treasury Secretary Daleep Singh and Federal Reserve Board Member Chistopher Waller debate whether to create a U.S. central bank digital currency.
‘The path of rate increases may indeed lead to a recession’
September 23, 2022
Harvard Law Professor Daniel Tarullo says the Fed hopes to convince markets — and the public — that it will fight inflation, even if there are costs.
Take the money and run
September 12, 2022
Six months after cryptocurrency won the Super Bowl ad game, Harvard Law Professor Howell Jackson proposes a way to stabilize the now swooning industry.
In recent paper, Howell Jackson and Timothy Massad propose that the U.S. Treasury Department implement a new mechanism to improve financial services for financially vulnerable households and expedite delivery of government benefits.
The Crypto of the Realm
January 31, 2022
A Harvard Law class explores possibilities for a U.S. central bank digital currency, which would be sheltered from the wild fluctuations in value for which crypto is known.
Fed up with inflation
January 24, 2022
Former Federal Reserve Bank member Daniel Tarullo says the Fed has “fallen behind the curve” in raising interest rates to help tame rising inflation and “needs to play some catch-up.”
Harvard Law Professor Christine Desan says the Biden administration is harnessing fiscal and monetary policy to bolster the economy, but should move faster to address climate change, crypto markets, public banking.
July 7, 2021
Harvard Law School students are working to create a Massachusetts public bank to help minority-owned businesses, small farms, and gateway cities.
Money as a Democratic Medium
January 11, 2019
Harvard’s recent two-day conference, “Money as a Democratic Medium,” challenged its participants to re-examine the history of money in America, and to redefine its future.
Money as a Democratic Medium: A Q&A with Christine Desan
January 11, 2019
Christine Desan, the Leo Gottlieb Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, organized the conference, “Money as a Democratic Medium,” a two-day event that challenged its participants to re-examine the history of money in America, and to redefine its future.