Saifedean Ammous is an internationally best-selling economist and author. In 2018, Ammous authored The Bitcoin Standard: The Decentralized Alternative to Central Banking, the best-selling book on bitcoin, published in 36 languages. In 2021, he published The Fiat Standard: The Debt Slavery Alternative to Human Civilization, available in 12 languages. In 2023, Saifedean is publishing Principles of Economics, a comprehensive textbook in economics in the Austrian school tradition.
Saifedean teaches courses on the economics of bitcoin, and economics in the Austrian school tradition, on his online learning platform Saifedean.com, and also hosts The Bitcoin Standard Podcast. Saifedean was a professor of Economics at the Lebanese American University from 2009 to 2019. He holds a PhD in Sustainable Development from Columbia University, a Masters in Development Management from the London School of Economics, and a Bachelor in Mechanical 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 in this website should be considered advice related to that decision.
Published in 21 languages with more than 800 Amazon reviews, and is widely considered the most important book for understanding the economics of bitcoin.
The sequel to The Bitcoin Standard, applying its framework to analyzing the current monetary system.
A university-level textbook explaining the most important concepts in economics in the Austrian school tradition. Subscribe now to receive new chapters!
When you join saifedean.com you gain access to all four online economics courses, as well as chapters from both books and forum membership! You can also join the weekly discussion seminars where we discuss bitcoin, economics, and a variety of questions and topics. You can also sign up for individual tutoring.
When you join Saifedean.com you gain access to all five online economics courses, as well as chapters from both books and forum membership! You can also join the weekly discussion seminars where we discuss bitcoin, economics, and a variety of questions and topics. You can also sign up for individual tutoring.
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