CSWEP Board: Gina Pieters

Gina Pieters, Board MemberGina Pieters is an Assistant Instructional Professor at the University of Chicago - Department of Economics where she teaches a broad array of economics courses. She is also a non-visiting Research Fellow at the University of Cambridge - Center for Alternative Finance, where she is the co-chair of the Emergent Money Systems group. She received a BA in Economics with highest honors, and a BS in Physics from University of California, Santa Cruz, and a PhD in Economics from the University of Minnesota. She has also served as faculty at Trinity University, Texas.  She have been interviewed by various media outlets around the world, including NPR, BBC, CBC, and Coindesk.

Her pedagogy research focuses on as on assessment practices and critical thinking development in economics. Her digital asset research focuses on their use and implication as a globally traded alternative to national currencies or assets, and their use as a digital payment rail. This incorporates aspects such as exchange rates, capital controls, and their relationship to the existing global financial and monetary system (including Central Bank Digital Currency), especially focusing on the unique properties that follow from decentralization.