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SFU Vancouver Speakers Series: David Andolfatto Cryptocurrencies: Bitcoin & Beyond, July 7

July 07, 2014

Join us for Cryptocurrencies: Bitcoin & Beyond, a free public lecture and dialogue with David Andolfatto, Professor of Economics, Simon Fraser University; Vice President, Research Division, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. Charlie Smith, editor of the Georgia Straight will moderate the evening. 

Professor Andolfatto will discuss money, payments, and monetary policy in a world with cryptocurrencies. Following the lecture, Andolfatto will be joined by cryptocurrency commentators Stephen Hui and Michael Yeung for a moderated discussion. Read Andolfatto's blog MacroMania here.

David Andolfatto is a vice president in the research division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis and a professor of economics at Simon Fraser University. He received his Ph.D. in economics from the University of Western Ontario in 1994 and has published extensively on labor markets and monetary policy. He is a member of the president’s senior advisory council at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.

When: Monday, July 7, 2014

Time: Pre-event reception beginning at 7pm

Location: SFU Segal Graduate School of Business, 500 Granville Street

Registration: Event is free but pre-registeration is required. Register here

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About the SFU Vancouver Speaker Series

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The SFU Vancouver Speaker Series brings global experts to a local audience. Launched in 2012, the series builds on SFU’s rich history of community engagement by exploring critical issues to contribute to better understanding among Vancouver’s citizens through an intellectually enriching experience.

The SFU Vancouver Speaker Series is presented by SFU Public Square, in partnership with SFU Vancouver and SFU’s Vancity Office of Community Engagement.