Electronic Money: The Travelogue

Link to Gail’s blog on Tumblr: gailkimball.tumblr.com . Photo of Miles and Gail in front of the Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore in Florence.

Link to Gail’s blog on Tumblr: gailkimball.tumblr.com. Photo of Miles and Gail in front of the Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore in Florence.

Unlike the case for my ancestors, who crossed land and sea to preach Mormonism without purse or scrip, traveling the world to urge the abolition of the zero lower bound has not been a personal hardship for me. On the contrary, it has been a very pleasant experience, both because of the people I have met and the cities I have been able to see.

I have been especially lucky to have my wife Gail travel with me on many of my journeys. In her own blog, Gail has documented many of the journeys we have taken together. Below, I copied over the list from “Electronic Money: The Powerpoint File” of places I have given my presentation “Breaking Through the Zero Lower Bound,” with links to Gail’s posts on the relevant cities for which she has written a post. I plan to keep the list below update as we continue our travels and as Gail has a chance to write more posts. 

  • Bank of England (London, 1,2,3,4), May 20, 2013
  • Bank of Japan (Tokyo, 1,2,3,4,5,6,7), June 18, 2013
  • Keio University, June 21, 2013
  • Japan’s Ministry of Finance, June 24, 2013
  • University of Copenhagen, September 5, 2013
  • National Bank of Denmark, September 6, 2013
  • Ecole Polytechnique (Paris), September 10, 2013
  • University of Paris, September 12, 2013
  • Banque de France, September 13, 2013
  • Federal Reserve Board, November 1, 2013
  • US Treasury, May 19, 2014
  • European Central Bank, July 7, 2014
  • Bundesbank, July 8, 2014
  • Bank of Italy, July 11, 2014
  • Swiss National Bank, July 15, 2014
  • Society for the Advancement of Economic Theory Conference in Tokyo (1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11), August 20, 2014
  • Princeton University (1,2), October 13, 2014
  • Federal Reserve Bank of New York (1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9), October 15, 2014
  • New York University (1,2,3), October 17, 2014
  • European University Institute, (Florence1,2,3,4,5,6,7), October 29, 2014
  • Qatar Central Bank and Texas A&M University at Qatar joint seminar, November 17, 2014

For completeness, let me mention that Gail has posts on several cities where we traveled without me presenting “Breaking Through the Zero Lower Bound.” Here is the list. For those of you interested in the Economics of Happiness, I put in bold the cities where I gave my presentation on “Utility and Happiness” (related to work I write about on my happiness sub-blog):