October 18, 2021

PURCE presentation to focus on ‘Demystifying Money, Cryptocurrency, and Central Bank Digital Currency’

Purdue University Research Center in Economics (PURCE) is offering a lunchtime presentation on Oct. 28 that will focus on "Demystifying Money, Cryptocurrency, and Central Bank Digital Currency."

Cathy Zhang, associate professor of economics, will talk about the role money plays in the economy, how traditional forms of money are evolving and potential problems faced by policymakers in light of the changing payment landscape. She also will discuss the role of cryptocurrencies and the possibility of a central bank digital currency that would make “digital reserves” available to private citizens.  

The host will be Kevin Mumford, the Kozuch Director of PURCE, and there will be a Q&A following Zhang’s talk.

To attend in person: RSVP online by Monday, Oct. 25. Lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m. ET with the presentation following at noon. The presentation will be held in Rawls Hall's Third Floor Commons. Protect Purdue safety protocols will be followed, and attendees are required to wear a mask covering their mouth and nose while indoors and not eating. Parking is available in the nearby Grant Street Parking Garage and a parking pass will be provided upon request at check-in.

To attend virtually: Register online by 11 a.m. Oct. 27 to receive the livestream link. Guests will join the livestream at noon with no camera or mic option. Guests will be able to type and submit a question that the moderator can read to Zhang.

For more information, contact purce@purdue.edu or 765-494-3782, or visit the PURCE website.


Writer: Bella Vina, ivina@purdue.edu

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