Alternative Money University

Summer 2021

Cato Institute
1000 Massachusetts Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20001

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Alternative Money University (AMU) is an academic workshop for advanced undergraduate and beginning graduate students with a particular interest in monetary economics. During three days of intensive seminars, students will learn from leading scholars in the field about subjects not typically addressed in undergraduate or graduate economics courses — including topics in monetary history, the theory and practice of monetary policy, and the workings of unconventional monetary arrangements. This year, Stanford University professor John B. Taylor will deliver a keynote address. Between them, the subjects covered and the seminar‐​style of the sessions are intended to provide students with a solid foundation upon which to build their own, future contributions to the field.

Held in Washington, DC, expenses for attending AMU — including travel and accommodations — will be covered by Cato’s Center for Monetary and Financial Alternatives. Admission is limited to 30 students, who must be in or about to enter either their ultimate year of undergraduate study or their beginning years of graduate studies. Selections will be based on students’ academic records and demonstrated interest in monetary economics.

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