On 2 October 2013, the Rafael del Pino Foundation organised a keynote lecture by George Selgin entitled "A century of failure: the first 100 years of the US Federal Reserve".
George Selgin is Professor of Economics in the Terry College of Business at the University of Georgia. His research covers a wide range of topics within the field of monetary economics, including monetary history, macroeconomic theory and the history of monetary thought. He is the author of works such as Theory of Free Banking Bank Deregulation and Monetary Order, Less Than Zero: The Case for a Falling Price Level in a Growing Economy and, most recently, Good Money: Birmingham Button Makers, the Royal Mint and the Beginnings of Modern Coinage.
He has published numerous research papers in academic journals, such as the British Numismatic Journal, the Economic Journal, the Economic History Review, the Journal of Economic Literature, or the Journal of Money, Credit, and Banking, as well as in popular columns in The Christian Science Monitor, the Financial Times or the Wall Street Journal.
Professor Selgin is also an associate editor of Econ Journal Watch, an online magazine dedicated to exposing "inappropriate assumptions, weaknesses in chains of argument, flawed claims and omissions of pertinent truths" in the writings of professional economists.