Rod Garratt


I am currently on extended leave from UCSB and working as a Senior Adviser at the Bank for International Settlements.

Department of Economics                                                                                                                   University of California Santa Barbara                                                                                              Santa Barbara, CA 93106                                                                                                                       email:

Privacy and Central Bank Digital Currencies, Luohan Academy Webinar, 2022

On Interest-bearing Central Bank Digital Currency with Heterogeneous Banks, CB & DC Seminar, 2021

Estimating Policy Functions in Payment Systems using Reinforcement Learning, Best Empirical Paper, 2020 Neural Information Processing Systems (NeurIPS) Workshop.

Panel Discussion on The New Digitalisation of International Finance and the future of the International Monetary System, Dialogue of Continents 2020, The Age of Imagination, Reinventing Bretton Woods Committee.

Why Fixed Costs Matter for Proof-of-Work Based Cryptocurrencies, San Francisco Blockchain Week 2020.

TSE Panel Discussion on Digital Currencies, Toulouse 2019

Panel Discussion on Private Digital Currencies or Central Bank Digital Currencies? Third Annual Fintech Conference, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, November 2019.

Trust – 2019 Payments Canada SUMMIT

Tokenomics 2019, Paris: Entrepreneurial Incentives and the Role of Initial Coin Offerings

Testimony before the Subcommittee on Monetary Policy and Trade, U.S. House of Representatives, at a hearing entitled The Future of Money: Digital Currency.

Cryptocurrencies and Global Monetary Policy – MIT Technology Review: Presentation, Roundtable.

Blockchain Unbound, Puerto Rico, March 2018: Cash, Cryptocurrencies and Digital Payments

GRIT Talk: From Bitcoin to Central Bank Digital Currencies

Payments Canada Summit: Project Jasper Phase II Distributed Ledger for Central Banking

ESI Lecture Series, Chapman University: Let Me, or Let George? Motives of Competing Altruists