Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs

Simon Johnson ─ Central Banks, Digital Currencies, and Systemic Risk

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

4 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Joukowsky Forum

Simon Johnson is the Ronald A. Kurtz (1954) Professor of Entrepreneurship at the MIT Sloan School of Management, where he is also head of the Global Economics and Management group, a member of the Executive Personnel Committee, and chair of the Sloan Fellows MBA Program Committee. He cofounded and currently leads the popular Global Entrepreneurship Lab (GLAB) course, working with startup companies around the world.

Johnson is also a senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics in Washington, D.C., a co-founder of BaselineScenario.com, and a member since inception of the FDIC’s Systemic Resolution Advisory Committee. He has also been a member of the private sector systemic risk council since it was founded by Sheila Bair in 2012. In July 2014, he joined the Financial Research Advisory Committee of the U.S. Treasury’s Office of Financial Research (OFR). From April 2009 to April 2015, he was a member of the Congressional Budget Office's Panel of Economic Advisers.

Political Economy and Labor Seminar