Dr. Olivia Bullio Mattos is originally from Brazil and holds a Ph.D. in Economics from UNICAMP, Campinas, Brazil, with a research fellowship at the University of Leeds (UK). Prior to joining St. Francis, she taught Economics at FACAMP, in Campinas, Brazil. Her research focuses on monetary policy, Banking Systems, endogenous money, financial crisis, and economics education. Her thesis, “Banks, Shadow Banks, and Endogenous Money: Challenges to the Federal Reserve’s Monetary Policy in the 21st century”, won the 2016 CAPES award as the best thesis in Economics defended in 2015 in Brazil. She is currently working on cryptocurrencies and their impacts on monetary policy and payment systems, having spoken about this subject for Forbes magazine in Brazil in 2017. Her work is published on the Brazilian journals Economia e Sociedade and Analise Economica, on the Journal of European Economics History, Review of Keynesian Economics (forthcoming 2019), and International Journal of Pluralism and Economics Education (forthcoming 2018).