Rohan Grey is a first-year J.S.D. Candidate at Cornell Law School, and the founder and president of the Modern Money Network (MMN), a global non-profit organization that promotes public understanding of economics and finance. He is also a research fellow at the Binzagr Institute for Sustainable Prosperity, and a member of the Association for the Promotion of Political Economy and the Law (APPEAL).
Rohan's research explores the legal history, design, and regulation of money in the internet age. His recent publications include:
- "The Legal Architecture of Public and Private Money" (with Robert C. Hockett), in M. McCluskey, F. Pasquale, & J. Taub (Eds.), Law & Economics: Contemporary Approaches, forthcoming;
- "Do Negative Interest Rates Live Up to the Hype?" (with Ayowande McCunn), Oxford Business Law Blog, 2017;
- "The Macroeconomic Policy Implications of Digital Fiat Currency" (with Jonathan Dharmapalan), eCurrency Mint Ltd., 2017;
- "The Cost of Justice: Why Law Students Need Macroeconomics, and Macroeconomics Needs Us" (with Raúl Carrillo), Morningside Muckraker, 2014.
Rohan holds a bachelor's degree in government and business from the University of Sydney, a J.D. from Columbia Law School, and a L.L.M. from the London School of Economics. During law school, he served as digital and articles editor of the Columbia Journal of Law and Social Problems, co-authored a report on the future of the creative economy for Americans for the Arts, and received a competitive grant from the Institute for Global Law and Policy at Harvard Law School to conduct research into the macroeconomic implications of mobile money technology in developing countries. His L.L.M. dissertation was later adapted into a published book chapter, titled "Who Owns the Intellectual Fruits of Job Guarantee Labor?", in M. Murray & M. Forstater (Eds.), The Job Guarantee and Modern Money Theory: Realizing Keynes's Labor Standard, Palgrave Macmillan, 2017.
Rohan is admitted to practice law in New York, and represented children in family court matters in New York City for two-and-a-half years prior to commencement of his doctoral studies. He also played and taught music professionally prior to law school, and presently sings regularly with the New York City Bar Chorus.