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Eswar Prasad: The Future of Money

February 15, 2022

Eswar Prasad says the days of cash are numbered.

When was the last time you used cash? In his latest book, Eswar Prasad looks at a world, not that far off, where using cash will no longer be an option. Prasad is a professor of economics at Cornell University, and his book, The Future of Money, describes how digital currencies and other financial technologies are reshaping everything from consumer banking to monetary policy and international payments. In this podcast, he discusses the book with Finance and Development Magazine editor Chris Wellisz. Transcript

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Eswar Prasad is the Tolani Senior Professor of Economics and Trade Policy at Cornell University and a Senior Fellow at Brookings Institution.