Rohan Grey

JSD candidate Rohan Grey smiling on a grey background
Rohan Grey

Rohan Grey is a third-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 the research director of the Digital Fiat Currency Institute, a network manager of the FreedomBox Foundation, a research fellow of the Global Institute for Sustainable Prosperity, and a member of the Association for the Promotion of Political Economy and Law (APPEAL).

Rohan's research explores the legal history, design, and regulation of money in the internet age. His recent publications include:

Banking in a Digital Fiat Currency Regime, in Regulating Blockchain: Techno-Social and Legal Challenges (I. Lianos, P. Hacker, S. Eich, & G. Dimitropoulous, eds.), Oxford University Press, 2019

Monetary Resilience, 41(3) Western New England Law Review 505, 2019

Money Isn’t Scarce: It’s Infinite, in 11 Things They Don’t Teach You About Law & Economics: An Informal Introduction to Political Economy & the Law, 37 Law & Inequality 97

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.


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 prior to commencement of his doctoral studies. Prior to law school, he played and taught music professionally in the United States and Australia.