Cryptocurrencies and Global Monetary Policy

Rod Garratt, University of California Santa Barbara

Rod Garratt discusses cryptocurrency and global monetary policies.

Rod Garratt, Maxwell C. and Mary Pellish Chair, Professor of Economics, University of California Santa Barbara

Rod Garratt holds the Maxwell C. and Mary Pellish Chair in Economics at the University of California Santa Barbara. He has served as a technical advisor to the Bank for International Settlements, a research advisor to the Bank of England, and a vice president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. At the FRBNY he co-led the Virtual Currency Working Group for the Federal Reserve System. After leaving the FRBNY he consulted for Payments Canada and R3 on Project Jasper, a proof of concept for a distributed-ledger-based wholesale interbank payment system. Garratt received a BA from the University of Waterloo and a PhD from Cornell. He has published in the top economics journals including Econometrica, the American Economic Review, and the Journal of Political Economy. He is an associate editor of the Journal of Financial Market Infrastructures and the Journal of Network Theory in Finance.