I am an Associate Professor at the University of Cape Town and hold the South African Reserve Bank Research Chair in Financial Stability Studies. I also hold a part-time position as Research Economist at Deutsche Bundesbank. Please note that this is my private website and the views presented here do not necessarily reflect the views of the SARB, Deutsche Bundesbank or the ESCB.

Most of the code I am developing is on github. In particular, check out my teaching repo and the included wiki, which contains a lot of additional material. The 2019 slides for my Fintech and Cryptocurrencies course are quite large, so they are online here.

Teaching We have launched a fantastic online short course on Fintech: Disruption in Finance aimed at finance professionals in collaboration with GetSmarter. You can enroll here. We have now launched all four Coursera massive open online course that are part of our specialization Fintech Startups in Emerging Markets Specialization.


Research

Publications

Papers Under Revision

Working Papers:

Work in progress:

Interdisciplinary, Policy, and Other Publications

Software and Web Projects:

New! We have built Covi-ID, a privacy-preserving health credential management system. Our platform helps public health officials in emerging markets to implement efficient track and trace solutions through a novel geolocation receipt protocol. We use SafeTrace from Enigma and work with the team from MIT's COVID SafePaths. All our code is available here as open source and you can find more background in our medium articles.


Registree is Live! We have built Registree, a decentralized student data platform that enables students to take ownership of their personal data. You can find our white paper here.






We are developing Black Rhino, an open source financial network multi-agent model framework. You can find the latest release (including a short tutorial) in our github repository.






Team

I am fortunate to work with a group of outstanding students and postdoctoral researchers. If your contacts are missing or outdated, it is time to get in touch again!

University of Cape Town

Postdoctoral Researchers (#: First placement) PhD Students (#: First placement)

Bundesbank

Teaching

Important. I created a github repository for all my teaching material. In particular, I have uploaded the slides for my course on Financial Regulation and Fintech and Cryptocurrencies. Check out the wiki which contains tons of material. Comments welcome.

We have launched a fantastic online short course on Fintech: Disruption in Finance aimed at finance professionals in collaboration with GetSmarter. You can enroll here.

We have now launched all four Coursera massive open online course that are part of our specialization Fintech Startups in Emerging Markets Specialization. Check out our awesome promo video for our first course.

Useful advise: Lasse Heje Pedersen has a most useful tutorial on "How to succeed in academia" which I urge all students to read. Before starting to write your thesis or dissertation, read John Cochrane's writing tips for PhD Students (also useful for Masters' Students). Those interested in applied microeconomics should also check out Jesse Shapiro's Unauthoritive Notes and Matthew Gentzkow's Code and Data for the Social Sciences: A Practitioner's Guide (with Jesse Shapiro). Details of how to give an academic talk can be found on Jonathan Shewchuk's website.


Contact

E-mail: co-pierre.georg@uct.ac.za | Public key
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Postal Address: University of Cape Town, School of Economics, Private Bag X1, Cape Town 8000, South Africa