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Central Bank Digital Currency: Welfare and Policy Implications
Apr 15, 2019
This lecture is part of the Economics Speaker Series
A talk by Dr. Stephen Williamson (PhD), Professor and Stephen A. Jarislowsky Chair in Central Banking, Western University
Part of the Economics Speaker Series
Monday, April 15
Arts Building Room 214
9 Campus Dr.
Free and open to the public
Central banks in several countries, including Canada, are currently considering whether they should issue digital currencies (central bank digital currencies or CBDC). This presentation analyzes the implications of the introduction of CBDC for private financial intermediaries, the role of physical currency and the implementation of monetary policy.