To combat the financial impacts of COVID-19, central banks have implemented a variety of emergency response programs. This session reviews how those programs are changing the role of the central bank and how they interact with inclusion.
Mr. Mu Changchun, Director-General of the Digital Currency Institute at the People’s Bank of China, discusses eYuan, ANT financial, and China’s approach to digital currency with Dean Michael Barr of the Ford School of Public Policy.
Chris Brummer of Georgetown Law School takes a deep dive on CBDCs with former CFTC Commissioner Chris Giancarlo, economist Dr. Lisa Cook from Michigan State University, Morgan Ricks of Vanderbilt Law School, and Bejoy Das Gupta of eCurrency.
Kaitlin Asrow of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco leads a panel discussion with former CGAP Senior Financial Sector Consultant David Medine, Sopnendu Mohanty of the Monetary Authority of Singapore, and iSPIRT’s Siddharth Shetty.