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10/18/2018Malavika Nair

In this 18-minute talk, Malavika Nair presents the basics on what money is, its origins, and why it is so central to a modern economy. Delivered at the Mises Institute on 21 June 2012. 


Malavika Nair

Malavika Nair is assistant professor of economics in the Manuel H. Johnson Center for Political Economy at Troy University, Alabama. Her research focuses on questions related to monetary theory, financial history, private enterprise in money production and financial services, as well as the economics of caste.

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