Saifedean Ammous

Saifedean Ammous

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Dr. Saifedean Ammous is a world-renowned economist, educator, and bestselling author on Bitcoin. Dr. Ammous’s work on Bitcoin and cryptocurrency has made him a household name in the financial sector. His book, The Bitcoin Standard, is the bestselling study of the economics of Bitcoin which has been translated to over 35 languages. His research interests include energy and environmental economics as well as monetary economics and political economy. Previously, he spent more than a decade at Lebanese American University, joining the institution in 2009 as a Lecturer in economics until his departure in 2019 as an Associate Professor of economics. Today, Dr. Ammous is the Founder and CEO of, where he teaches economics to thousands of students worldwide and hosts The Bitcoin Standard Podcast, where he discusses Austrian economics and Bitcoin. He also serves as a Visiting Scholar at Columbia university Center on Capitalism and Society.

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  • Dr. Ammous has a keen interest in Austrian economics and free markets.

  • He is currently conducting research on the economic roots of the recent popular revolutions in the Arab world. 

  • His research is motivated by a consideration of knowledge problems in economics and social affairs.

  • He is interested in the concept of spontaneous and emergent order, as well as the limitations of centralized planning. 



  • Dr. Ammous is a commentator on economic, social and political affairs.

  • He is a sought-after speaker for his insights on money, digital currencies and their role in society.

  • He has been featured in major media outlets, including Forbes, Bitcoinist, The New York Times, Bitcoin Magazine, and Markets Insider, among others.

  • He has also appeared as a guest on Real Vision.