Dr Co-Pierre Georg


Director of the Algorand-UCT Financial Innovation Hub

Co-Pierre Georg


Co-Pierre Georg is an Associate Professor at the University of Cape Town and holds the South African Reserve Bank Chair in Financial Stability Studies. He is the Director of the Algorand-UCT Financial Innovation Hub and the convener for the MPhil in Financial Technology at UCT where he teaches courses on "Fintech and Cryptocurrencies". His research interests focus on systemic risk and financial interconnectedness with a particular interest on the nexus of financial innovation and financial stability. He obtained his PhD from the University of Jena in 2011 and has published both in finance and interdisciplinary journals. Co-Pierre’s research has received awards from the Algorand Foundation, the Ripple University Blockchain Research Initiative, the European Central Bank, the Volkswagen Foundation, and the Institut Louis Bachelier. Co-Pierre was a Research Economist at Deutsche Bundesbank for almost ten years where he worked on payment systems. He has been a consultant at various central banks and held visiting positions at MIT, Oxford, Princeton, and Columbia University. Aside from being a as Research Associate at the Oxford Martin School for the 21st Century, Co-Pierre is a Research Associate at the Imperial College Center for Global Finance and Technology, as well as a Research Affiliate at the Columbia University Center for Global Legal Transformation.