TUESDAY 2/20/18 NEC Happy Hour with Bert Ely (Bitcoin discussion)

  • 20 Feb 2018
  • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Chinatown Garden Restaurant 618 H St NW Washington DC


  • Members of SGE, NABE and certain other groups
  • This category of registration is for our larger institutional members only for registration. Regular members of NEC please use the MEMBER category to register.
  • Registrant is a current member of the NEC.
  • Current Students with ID at the door

Registration is closed

Join us for Happy Hour and a discussion on Bitcoin & other cryptocurrencies with Bert Ely, NEC member and banking consultant!

Tuesday 2/20/18 from 5-7pm at the Whisky Penny Bar (above Chinatown Garden Restaurant)

Cash bar available. Appetizers provided.

Presentation will begin promptly at 5:30pm with Q&A to follow.

Bert Ely

"Do Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies make economic sense?"

Bert Ely is the principal of Ely & Company, Inc., where he monitors conditions in the banking and thrift industries, monetary policy, the payments system, and the growing federalization of credit risk. Ely is an expert on monetary policy, the regulation of banking and financial services, and deposit insurance. Previously he served as chief financial officer of a pubic company, a management consultant with Touche, Ross & Co., and as an auditor with Ernst & Ernst. He has published articles and papers on a broad range of financial services topics and is frequently cited in the popular press, including in The New York TimesThe Wall Street JournalAmerican Banker, and Bloomberg Businessweek. Ely has given expert testimony before Congress as well as in litigation proceedings on a number of banking issues, including regulatory negligence and deposit insurance reform. In the 1990s he developed, and helped draft legislation to enact, the cross-guarantee concept for privatizing banking regulation and deposit insurance. Ely received his MBA from the Harvard Business School and his BBA in economics and accounting from Case Western Reserve University.

Note:  Registration is open through 2pm Tuesday, 2-20-18, but walk-ins are welcome!

Press:  Please email :manager@national-economists.org with your attendance status and the date of attendance. It will be assumed that lunch is NOT requested.   If lunch is requested, please contact me in advance, prior to the date of the event, for registration and payment instructions.

Credit Card payment is non refundable but you may substitute someone in your place for attendance.