I began researching cryptocurrencies/cryptoassets/cryptos (such as Bitcoin) in 2014 as an Assistant Professor at a small university in South Texas. My research focuses on their use and implication as a globally traded alternative to national currencies or assets. This incorporates topics such as exchange rates, capital controls, and the global financial and monetary system.
I believe that academics have a duty to transfer the knowledge we create, and translate the "academic high-speak" to people without our years of training --- if what we do is only relevant and understood by our "in-group", what broader impact can our work possibly have? I am very good at this. activity. I have received multiple teaching awards, and have taught specialized courses in international trade and international macroeconomics, in addition to both calculus and non-calculus based microeconomics and macroeconomics. Several of my undergraduate students have presented the results of their supervised research at undergraduate conferences. I have been interviewed by various media outlets, including NPR, and have given both academic and non-academic talks. Finally, I maintain an active Twitter account where I discuss current academic research (usually economics research cryptocurrency/DLT).