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 Saifedean.com, 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.
2009 - 2019
2005 - 2009
He is interested in the concept of spontaneous and emergent order, as well as the limitations of centralized planning.
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He is a sought-after speaker for his insights on money, digital currencies and their role in society.
He has also appeared as a guest on Real Vision.