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Bitcoin and Bubbles - John H. Cochrane, Professor of Stanford University

  • Oshman JCC 3921 Fabian Way Palo Alto, CA, 94303 United States (map)

So, what's up with Bitcoin? - Is it a "bubble'', a mania of irrational crowds, the first ever distributed planetary scale Ponzi scheme, or our inevitable future?

FREE for AmBAR members.

Learn all about bitcoin from a true expert! Meet our engaging speaker - Stanford University Professor, John H. Cochrane - one of the most influential experts on economics and business models of cryptocurrencies and blockchains, who kindly agreed to share his views and findings with us.

John is one of the most famous and prolific economists of his generation, with his poignant and often provocative commentaries shaping the market and regulatory decisions. His economic blog is a must-read for the economic and business elite.

At the event, John will reveal the economic secrets behind cryptocurrencies and provide his forecast for the bitcoin future.

About speaker:

John H. Cochrane is a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution. He is also a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research and an adjunct scholar of the CATO Institute.

Before joining Hoover, Cochrane was a Professor of Finance at the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business, and earlier at its Economics Department. Cochrane earned a bachelor’s degree in physics at MIT and his PhD in economics at the University of California at Berkeley. He was a junior staff economist on the Council of Economic Advisers (1982–83).

Cochrane’s recent publications include the book Asset Pricing and articles on dynamics in stock and bond markets, the volatility of exchange rates, the term structure of interest rates, the returns to venture capital, liquidity premiums in stock prices, the relation between stock prices and business cycles, and option pricing when investors can’t perfectly hedge. His monetary economics publications include articles on the relationship between deficits and inflation, the effects of monetary policy, and the fiscal theory of the price level. He has also written articles on macroeconomics, health insurance, time-series econometrics, financial regulation, and other topics. He was a coauthor of The Squam Lake Report. His Asset Pricing PhD class is available online via Coursera.

Cochrane frequently contributes editorial opinion essays to the Wall Street Journal,, and other publications. He maintains the Grumpy Economist blog.

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