Gustav Peebles Co-Principal InvestigatorGustav Peebles is an Associate Professor of Global Studies and Liberal Studies at The New School in New York City He has served twice as Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and also led a research team that conceptualized and designed a new undergraduate program that can address the multifaceted crisis in higher education in America today. He is currently spearheading a Wenner-Gren Symposium—”The Price of Wealth”— with his colleagues Theresa Ghilarducci and Rick McGahey, designed to bring specific strands of economic and anthropological research together. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago in Socio-Cultural Anthropology, and a BA from Dartmouth College. His publications include a book entitled, The Euro and Its Rivals, as well as a range of academic and popular articles, most of which track credit, debt, money, and the diverse struggles to regulate and manage these vital economic phenomena throughout human history. Most recently, he has been exploring digital currencies, including work on the Swedish Central Bank’s e-currency proposal as well as a wilder idea that leverages digital currency as a potential tool for fighting climate change.