Collegium Helveticum

Central Bank Digital Currencies


Venue & accessibility info: Meridian Hall, Collegium Helveticum

This is a public event. Participation is free of charge and registration is not required.

The colloquium is followed by a small reception.

The aim of this colloquium is an in-depth analysis of several issues relating to Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs), such as the relationship between CBDCs and stablecoins, the global financial architecture and decentralized CBDC regimes, the perspective of the Swiss National Bank (SNB) and the European Central Bank (ECB) on CBDCs, as well as institutional and macroeconomic aspects relating to their introduction.



Opening & welcome remarks

Sebastian Bonhoeffer
Director of the Collegium Helveticum


Panel I: Selected Legal Aspects of CBDCs

The Relationship between CBDCs and Stablecoins–with an Emphasis on the Alternatives in Terms of Architecture

Marco Dell’Erba
University of Zurich, CH

Global Financial Architecture and Decentralised CBDC Regimes

Rolf H. Weber
University of Zurich, CH


Lunch break


Panel II: The Perspective of Central Banks on CBDCs

The Perspective of the Swiss National Bank

Thomas Moser
Swiss National Bank, CH

The Perspective of the European Central Bank (ECB): Towards a Digital Euro

Chiara Zilioli
European Central Bank


Panel III: Institutional Aspects Relating to the Introduction of CBDCs

CBDCs and Central Bank Independence/Accountability

Seraina N. Grünewald
Radboud University, NL

The Shift from Private Money into “Unlimited” CBDCs
An Unviable Development or a Chance for Reform and New Opportunities?

Christian Hofmann
National University of Singapore, SG

A Macroeconomic Perspective on Retail CBDCs and the Digital Euro

Dirk Niepelt
University of Bern, CH


Concluding remarks

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