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Webinar - Central Bank Digital Currencies: Political Economy and Regulatory Challenges.

Hosted by Technologies, Law and Society Research Group, School of Law, Trinity College Dublin.

Date and Time: Wednesday 5 May 2021, 1-2pm IST

As digital innovation in relation to currencies expands, the traditional concept of money is being challenged. The potential benefit of central bank digital currencies is receiving increasing attention among scholars, policy-makers and the commercial community as well as by central banks globally including the European Central Bank which is examining the potential for issuing a digital euro. Dr Kosmas Kaprinis will bring his cross-disciplinary experience to bear in addressing the key political economy and regulatory challenges that this evolving domain presents.

Speaker: Dr. Kosmas Kaprinis - Dr. Kosmas Kaprinis works for the HSBC Group (London) as a global regulatory manager and is a visiting professor of fintech at IE University (Madrid). In the past, he held assignments at the European Central Bank, the World Bank and legal private practice, as well as teaching and research appointments at Harvard, Oxford and Frankfurt universities. An economist and lawyer by training, Kosmas completed a masters and doctorate in law and finance at Oxford University and a masters in public policy at Harvard University.

Respondent: Dr. Alexandros Seretakis - Director of MSc in Law and Finance, Trinity College Dublin

Chair: Professor Deirdre Ahern - Director of Technologies, Law and Society Research Group, Trinity College Dublin