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Talk and Discussion

Cash as a Safety Valve

Juraj Karpiš

Hayek Institut, 1010 Wien

Juraj Karpiš will talk about the current tendency to restrict cash use, declared (crime + terrorism) vs. real reasons (monetary control) for this regulation and potential scenarios of future development. And he will describe the risks of losing the option of anonymous money transactions not dissimilar to curbing free speech and touch on the topic of cryptocurrencies as well.

Juraj Karpiš is co-founder and chairman of the board of the most-cited Slovak economic think-tank INESS. He focuses on monetary matters and the financial system. Before founding INESS in 2005 he worked in domestic and foreign financial institutions. As Chairman of the board and analyst of INESS he served as an external expert for private equity firms, investment companies and World Bank. In the year 2011 he was a Member of the advisory board of the Minister of Finance working on changes in tax policy, public finance and business environment. In 2011 he was awarded a title Person of the Year by weekly magazine .týždeň for his commentaries and educational work on financial issues and the crisis.  In 2015 he published an economic bestseller about the monetary system and financial crisis – Bad Money.

 

The event will be in English.

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