13 May 2021

Cryptocurrencies are a new phenomenon in economics and finance. Academic lecture aims to explore what cryptocurrencies represent using the tools of asset pricing. Are they a new form of currency, a new commodity, a stake in the future of blockchain technology? What drives the prices of cryptocurrencies? Can cryptocurrency movements be predicted?

Aleh Tsyvinski
Aleh Tsyvinski | Lecturer
Aleh Tsyvinski Professor of Economics at Yale University named after Arthur Okun, professor of NES concurrently, Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research. Received a PhD from the University of Minnesota. He is one of the leading scholars in macroeconomics and finance, and his research interests include optimal tax theory, pension systems, political economy, and cryptoeconomics. The professor's research has received many awards, including the CAREER Prize of the US National Science Society (the most prestigious award for young scientists in the US), and in 2009 at the World Economic Forum in Davos he was awarded the "Young Global Leader"
Ruben Enikolopov
Received his PhD in economics from Harvard University. Since 2008 he has been a professor at NES, and since 2013 - a professor at the University of Pompeu Fabra (Spain). One of the leading experts in the field of economic data analysis. The professor's research is published in the top 5 scientific journals in economics according to Scopus.