Episode 40: The Optimal Design of a CBDC

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In this episode, Philipp Sandner, Antony Welfare, Steven Hildebrandt and Peter Dittus discuss the calibration of an optimally designed retail CBDC. They discuss the challenges of this day and age, such as data protection, and explore country and currency union-specific considerations. Which design dimensions of a retail CBDC are there? Which ones are especially relevant to different countries? Which design features have a particularly strong influence on financial stability and monetary policy? How should the ECB address these features? Why are some countries inclined to use blockchain technology and others are reluctant to? Which goal is the eurozone pursuing in designing an optimal retail CBDC?

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