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Central Bank Digital Currencies: Motives, Economic Implications and the Research Frontier Central Bank Digital Currencies: Motives, Economic Implications and the Research Frontier

Central Bank Digital Currencies: Motives, Economic Implications and the Research Frontier

Date: Wednesday, April 6, 2022 16:00 - 17:00 Google Calendar Outlook/Apple Calendar
Speaker(s): Hyun Song Shin, Heiwai Tang
Enquiry: T: +852 3917 1297 | E: agimail@hku.hk
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Digital currencies are drawing increasing attention around the world. Central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) have gained popularity in recent years and have been on the agenda of different central banks. However, CBDCs should be considered in the full context of the digital economy and the centrality of data, which raises concerns around competition, payment system integrity and privacy. In this webinar, Hyun Song Shin, Head of Research of the Bank for International Settlements and co-author of the working paper, “Central bank digital currencies: motives, economic implications and the research frontier”, will discuss the motivations of central banks to issue CBDCs in light of challenges faced by the digital economy and its implications for banks, financial stability and monetary policy. 

The presentation will be followed by a discussion and Q&A session moderated by Professor Heiwai Tang of the University of Hong Kong.

The AGI Public Policy Webinar Series features leading academics and scholars from universities and think tanks around the world presenting current research on global public-policy issues and discussing their significance and implications for Asia and the world. All are welcome.

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Hyun Song Shin

Hyun Song Shin

Economic Adviser and Head of Research, Bank for International Settlements

As the BIS Economic Adviser, Mr Shin co-leads the Monetary and Economic Department and is part of the Bank's senior management as a member of its Executive Committee.

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Heiwai Tang

Heiwai Tang

Director, Asia Global Institute

Heiwai Tang is Director of the Asia Global Institute and APEC Study Center in Hong Kong, as well as Victor and William Fung Professor in Economics at the University of Hong Kong (HKU).

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