Conference / SymposiumDigital Currency

Sat, Mar 12, 2022 - Sun, Mar 13, 2022

The 3rd Digital Currency & Finance Workshop at the University of Tokyo


Academic Research Presentations:
Saturday, March 12 9:00am – 11:30am(JST)

Panel Discussion “Digital Currency” (held in Japanese):
Sunday, March 13 9:00am-11:00am(JST)


Online (ZOOM Webinar)


Digital Economy Project at the Department of Economics and
the FinTech Innovation Study Group at the Center for Advanced Research in Finance (CARF)



Prof. Kenichi Ueda (Department of Economics, CARF, the University of Tokyo)

Registration fee

Not required


Prof. Takahiro Hattori, Graduate School of Public Policy, the University of Tokyo
Prof. Kenichi Ueda, Department of Economics, CARF, the University of Tokyo
Prof. Noriyuki Yanagawa, Department of Economics, CARF, the University of Tokyo

Academic Research Presentations
Saturday, March 12 (Tokyo time)

This session will be conducted in English and the contents is for researchers.
(Simultaneous Interpretation is NOT available.)

9:00-9:45Presenter: Manmohan Singh(International Monetary Fund)
“Stablecoins Should Be Backed By Reserves And Be Interoperable” (written with Charles M. Kahn, University of Illinois)
10:00-10:45Presenter: Shunya Noda (University of Tokyo)
“Dynamic User Competition and Miner Behavior in the Bitcoin Market” (written with Yuichiro Kamada, UC Berkeley)
10:45-11:30Presenter: Shumiao Ouyang(Princeton University)
“Cashless Payments and Financial Inclusion”

Panel Discussion “Digital Currency”
Sunday, March 13 (Tokyo time)

 (held in Japanese)


Issues relating to Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC)

  • CBDC’s relations to crypto-assets and (other) private sector digital payments
  • Meaning of monetary sovereignty
  • Global competition of digital payments

Mr. Kenichi Nishikata
Director, Treasury Division, Finance Bureau, Ministry of Finance;former Alternate Executive Director, the World Bank
Mr. Hiromi Yamaoka
Board member of Future Corporation, Head of Future Institute of Research; former Director General, Payment and Settlement Systems Department, the Bank of Japan
Prof. Noriyuki Yanagawa
Department of Economics, CARF, the University of Tokyo

For inquiries regarding the event

Secretariat, Digital Economy Project,
Graduate School of Economics,
The University of Tokyo