Saifedean Ammous

Saifedean Ammous

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Saifedean Ammous is an Assistant Professor of Economics at the Lebanese American University. He is a renowned economist and author focusing on bitcoin. Ammous authored the first academic book on the economics of bitcoin, The Bitcoin Standard. His research interests include energy and environmental economics as well as monetary economics and political economy. Ammous is currently conducting research on the economic roots of the recent popular revolutions in the Arab world.

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Academic History

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  • Computer: Proficient in Stata, Mathematica, Matlab, ArcGIS, Simile, MS Office
  • Languages: Fluent in reading, writing, and speaking Arabic and English