Spotlight On Finance: Prospects for a Digital Pound

Welcome to our "Spotlight On" lecture series, which provides you with the opportunity to join us at Warwick Business School from wherever you are in the world and experience our world-class teaching and thought leadership.

The second lecture in the series is with David Skeie, Professor of Finance at WBS, and his lecture will focus on the ‘Prospects for a Digital Pound’. 

David has a wide experience of financial markets having worked as a trader, taught at the Texas A&M Mays Business School and NYU Stern School of Business and worked as a Senior Economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York prior to joining WBS as a Professor of Finance. His research interests include Financial Intermediation, Financial Crises, Interbank Markets, Fintech, Contract Theory and Corporate Finance. He teaches Corporate Finance on our MBA programme.

In this taster lecture, Professor David Skeie will explore the potential benefits, but also the risks involved in the use of the Digital Pound as proposed by the Bank of England and the Treasury.

Is this Central Bank Digital Currency, or CBDC, which would be issued by the BoE for businesses to use as a form of electronic cash, the future of business banking?

David is part of the Gillmore Centre for Financial Technology. He teaches Corporate Finance on the Executive MBAExecutive MBA (London)Global Online MBA, and MSc Business & Finance. He also lectures on Financial Regulation and Supervision on Global Central Banking and Financial Regulation qualifications.