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Cryptocurrency:  Economic and Environmental Impacts and U.S. Policy
Cryptocurrency: Economic and Environmental Impacts and U.S. Policy
Professor Robert (Bob) Dittmar
Cryptocurrency is often in the news lately, yet its effects on the U.S. economy are complicated.  After a brief introduction of cryptocurrency from a technology perspective, we will explore its role as an investment and/or a currency, and its potential effects on productivity and economic growth in the U.S. and globally.  Further, we will understand why it has been used to pay ransom related to cyberhacking, and its environmental impacts due to its use of high levels of processing power.  How should financial regulation policy address cryptocurrency in the U.S. going forward?
Robert (Bob) Dittmar is a Professor of Finance at the Stephen M. Ross School of Business, the Faculty co-Director of the Ross Fintech Initiative, and the Faculty Director of the Tozzi Finance Center.  His research focuses on empirical determinants of financial security prices, including equities, fixed income securities, and derivatives.  His work has been published in the Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, Review of Financial Studies, and Journal of Econometrics.  Professor Dittmar received his Ph.D. in Finance from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2000, and previously taught at the Kelley School of Business, Indiana University.  He has taught courses at Ross in Fintech, Asset Management, Fixed Income Securities, and Options and Derivatives at the BBA, MBA, and Ph.D. level.
Lecture Type : Thursday Morning Lecture Series      
Lecture Date : 12/09/2021      
Program Year : 2021-22      
Term : Fall      
Fee : $10.00