Saifedean Ammous is an Assistant Professor of Economics at the Lebanese American University. He holds a Ph.D. in Sustainable Development from Columbia University (2011). His dissertation examined policies supporting biofuels in the United States and the European Union as a case study in energy and environmental policy. Ammous’s research interests include energy and environmental economics as well as monetary economics and political economy. His research is motivated by a consideration of knowledge problems in economics and social affairs, the concept of spontaneous and emergent order, as well as the limitations of centralized planning. He is currently conducting research on the economic roots of the recent popular revolutions in the Arab world. Ammous holds an M.Phil (2007) and MA (2006) in Sustainable Development from Columbia University, an MSc in Development Management (2004) from the London School of Economics, and a Bachelors of Mechanical Engineering (2003) from the American University of Beirut.
Dr. Saifedean Ammous is the author of The Bitcoin Standard: The Decentralized Alternative to Central Banking, the best-selling groundbreaking study of the economics of bitcoin. The book was a pioneer in explaining bitcoin’s value proposition as the hardest money ever discovered, and the only working alternative to national central banks for international payments.
Dr. Ammous holds a Ph.D. in Sustainable Development from Columbia University, where his doctoral thesis studied the economics of biofuels and alternative energy sources. He also holds an MSc in Development Management from the London School of Economics, and a Bachelor of Engineering from the American University of Beirut.
This website is intended to showcase Dr. Ammous’ research in studying the economics of bitcoin, and nothing in it should be construed as investment advice. Bitcoin is a sophisticated technology whose ownership requires an understanding of complex technologies and tools. Before deciding whether to invest in bitcoin, you should do your own extensive research into the financial and technical aspects involved. Nothing written on this website should be considered advice related to that decision.