Guest lecture, “Bitcoin Bubble? Lessons from History”, presented by Owen A. Lamont ’88.
Comparing the current market for bitcoin (and other cryptocurrencies) to previous episodes of speculative mania. Discussion about bubble origins, bubble symptoms, bubble bursting, and the role of supply and demand.
Owen Lamont is senior research advisor at Wellington Management Company, LLP. He earned a BA (with honors) in economics and Government at Oberlin College (1988) and a PhD in economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1994). He has been a faculty member at Harvard University, Yale School of Management, University of Chicago Graduate School of Business, and Princeton University.
Reception immediately following.
Sponsored by the Department of Economics Oberlin Financial Lecture Series