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BoE’s Dr Michael Kumhof – Latest Addition To Ledger Editorial Board
Ledger, a peer-reviewed academic journal focused on digital currencies, has announced that a Bank of England economist and researcher, Dr Michael Kumhof, has joined its editorial board, CoinDesk reported.
Dr. Kumhof is Senior Research Advisor in the new Research Hub of the Bank of England, where he co-leads and helps to formulate its research agenda, Ledger said. His main research interests include monetary reform (including digital currencies), the role of banks in the macro-economy, and the role of economic inequality in causing imbalances and crisis.
He has also served as deputy division chief in the Modeling Division of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), taught economics at Stanford University and worked in Barclays bank.
His published work has appeared in a number of journals, including AER, JME, AEJ Macro, JIE, JEDC, JMCB, EER, and the Journal of Macroeconomics and many others.
In addition, Ledger also announced that Chris Evans, Associate Professor of Economics and Finance at Barry University; Bitcoin enthusiast Antony Zegers and Josh Westmoreland, an attorney with interests in the legal implications of Bitcoin and blockchain technology, have joined the editorial team.
Ledger, launched in 2015, seeks to address the growing need for a traditional academic journal dedicated to cryptocurrency research. It aims to encourage greater participation by academics in cryptocurrency and promote a culture of rigorous analysis and peer-review within the Bitcoin community.