2022 Homer Jones Memorial Lecture

Oct. 19, 2022

St. Louis Fed President James Bullard welcomed attendees to the annual lecture and introduced this year's speaker, Eswar Prasad. View prepared text of welcoming remarks: 2022 Homer Jones Memorial Lecture.

Eswar Prasad, the Tolani Senior Professor of Trade Policy at Cornell University and a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, presented the 2022 Homer Jones Memorial Lecture on Oct. 19, 2022. He spoke about how the digital payments system and cryptocurrencies are moving us toward a cashless society.

Prasad is the author of The Future of Money: How the Digital Revolution Is Transforming Currencies and Finance. He also is a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research and the author of Gaining Currency: The Rise of the Renminbi and The Dollar Trap: How the U.S. Dollar Tightened Its Grip on Global Finance.

His lecture was later featured in Review, a scholarly publication from the St. Louis Fed.

Following the presentation, Prasad conducted a Q&A session with the audience.

About the Homer Jones Memorial Lecture

This lecture series is named for Homer Jones, who exemplified the highest qualities of leadership in economics and public policy. As research director and later senior vice president at the St. Louis Fed, Jones (1906-1986) played a major role in developing the Bank as a leader in monetary research and statistics.

Watch past lectures and learn more about the speakers.

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