On the 14th of October 2016 I organise with Paul Buitink, Richard van der Linde and Studium Generale TU Delft the conference Reinvent.Money. From 16-19 we will explore three topics: the role of central and commercial banks in the digital age, the euro dilemma, and the (necessary?) link between money and states.

First, Bank of England researcher Michael Kumhof will present his latest research on “The macroeconomics of central bank issued digital currencies” and Arnoud Boot (UvA, SFL, WRR) will present his forthcoming report for the Dutch Scientific Research Council (WRR in Dutch) on the influence of financialisation on society. Second, Stephanie Kelton (advisor to Bernie Sanders) will explain the euro dilemma (the choice between making the next step to a fiscal union or leaving the euro) and politicians will debate this dilemma. Third, we explore the link between money and states in the future. Financial activist Brett Scott (author of The Heretic’s Guide to Global Finance. Hacking the Future of Money) will share his ideas and debate with Lex Hoogduin (RUG, former DNB). Finally, the organising committee will attempt to draw some conclusions.

Tickets are free (donation based after the event, you decide what it’s worth to you) and could be ordere here. I hope to see you in Delft on the 14th of October!

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