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Regulating Crypto: Monetary and Financial Policy Considerations

Event Details:

Monday, January 23, 2023
4:30pm - 6:30pm PST


John A. and Cynthia Fry Gunn Building
366 Galvez Street
Stanford, CA 94305
United States

This event is open to:

General Public

How should policymakers be thinking about crypto assets? Should they be handled like money, securities or commodities? Join the IMF’s Bo Li for a discussion that will delve into these questions and offer a framework that can inform potential regulations.

About the Speaker:

Bo Li assumed the role of Deputy Managing Director at the International Monetary Fund in August 2021. He is responsible for the IMF’s work on about 90 countries as well as on a wide range of policy issues.

Before joining the IMF, he worked at the People’s Bank of China, most recently as Deputy Governor. He earlier headed the Monetary Policy, Monetary Policy II, and Legal and Regulation Departments, where he played an important role in the reform of state-owned banks, the drafting of China’s anti-money-laundering law, the internationalization of the renminbi, and the establishment of China’s macroprudential policy framework.

Outside of the PBoC, he was the Vice Mayor of Chongqing—China’s largest municipality, with a population of over 30 million—where he oversaw the city’s financial-sector development, international trade, and foreign direct investment. He was also Vice Chairman of the All-China Federation of Returned Overseas Chinese. He started his career at the New York law firm of Davis Polk & Wardwell, where he was a practicing attorney for five years.

Bo Li holds a Ph.D. from Stanford University and an M.A. from Boston University, both in economics, as well as a J.D., magna cum laude, from Harvard Law School. He received his undergraduate education from Renmin University of China in Beijing.


Monday, January 23, 2023

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