A Digital Dollar? Promises and Pitfalls
The potential of a digital dollar has generated key questions on the design and implementation of central bank digital currencies (CBDCs). This is especially relevant for the United States because of potential security risks and challenges in an international context.
Please join the CSIS Economics Program and Ghadar Family Foundation on May 12th at 9 a.m. EST, for the first of three upcoming public events on major issues for a potential digital dollar. Gerard DiPippo, senior fellow for CSIS Economics Program, will moderate a discussion between Stephanie Segal, non-resident senior associate for CSIS Economics Program, and Dr. Fariborz Ghadar, Schreyer Chair holder and Professor of Global Management, Policies and Planning at Pennsylvania State University and Senior Advisor and Distinguished Scholar at CSIS. Gerard DiPippo published a recent piece on options for a U.S. CBDC and Stephanie Segal published a report in 2020 on CBDC. Fariborz Ghadar has an upcoming book entitled Hurry and Get it Right: The Urgent Need for Digital Currency Policy Frameworks.This event is made possible through the generous support of the Ghadar Family Foundation.