Dr. Gina C. Pieters founded DEC in 2023 after over a decade in academia with positions at the University of Chicago, University of Minnesota, and Trinity University. She is currently a Research Fellow in the Center for Alternative Finance at the University of Cambridge. A general-audience friendly portfolio by topic is here, while an academic-format CV is here.

Her theory & policy expertise in emerging digital monetary, asset, and payment systems on the international market has always been paired with a skill in engaging diverse audiences, be they undergraduates, advanced degree holders, or civic, governmental, or business entities. This skill in communicating with the public is displayed in multiple media interviews and industry/academic panels, roundtables, or presentations


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