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Vallendar Residents and WHU Students Come Together at Lecture

Professor Frenkel speaks to a crowd of 50 about a proposed digital currency

Vallendar Residents and WHU Students Come Together at Lecture

It was quite the get-together between Vallendar residents and WHU faculty and students. Michael Frenkel, Associate Dean for International Relations and Diversity and Professor of Macroeconomics and International Economics at WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management, spoke to a crowd of 50 participants this Monday, delivering a lecture called “What is the digital euro—and who needs it?”

In this one-hour presentation, Professor Frenkel primarily focused on the functionality of this newly conceived digital form of the European currency. He explained to listeners how money is made, how the digital euro could be implemented, and that pitfalls that needs to be taken into account. What followed was a lively discussion, during which the audience had a chance to ask Professor Frenkel direct questions.

After the presentation, the school held a small reception with drinks and snacks in the lobby of the G-building, where the discourse continued with the professor. This lecture was planned and organized by a group of master’s students at WHU. They plan to continue holding lectures in the future, always with the goal of bringing the community closer together to discuss the hottest topics of the day.