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Virtual Speaker Series - Bitcoins and other Cryptocurrencies: Digital Gold; Fool’s Gold; or Something in Between?


Thu 01 / 27 / 2022
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

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Bitcoins and other Cryptocurrencies: Digital Gold; Fool’s Gold; or Something in Between?

Speaker:  Professor Spencer Pack

What is bitcoin and cryptocurrency?  Where did it come from?  How is it produced?  How does it impact us (if it does)?  Professor Pack will describe what cryptocurrency means for governments, businesses, investors, and ordinary individuals, including some of the major political, economic, sociological, philosophical and financial implications of these attempted new currencies. 

Spencer J. Pack, Professor Emeritus of Economics at Connecticut College, has spent the last half dozen or so years advising his son, Alexander, an early crypto-venture capitalist, as well as others in the crypto community. His latest book, The Political Economy and Feasibility of Bitcoin and Cryptocurrencies:  Insights from the History of Economic Thought will be published in late spring 2022.  

Pack has a BA in Social Theory, an MA in Political Science (in Political Theory and The Politics of Developing Countries) and a Ph.D. in Economics (in Mathematical Economic Models and Political Economy). He taught Macroeconomic Theory for over 3 decades at Connecticut College, and such innovative courses as “Ancient Greek and Jewish Economic Thought”; “The Economics of Food from a Feminist Perspective” (in Perugia and Florence, Italy); “Libertarian and Anarchist Economic Thought”; “International Financial Management”; and “Financial Speculation and the Real Economy”.

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