The Second New York Fed Research Conference on FinTech

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CfP Deadline Date:
January 7, 2020
Conference Event:
April 3, 2020

Event Location:
New York, NY, USA

Organizer(s):
The Federal Reserve of New York

The purpose of the conference is to further our understanding of the impact, implications, and direction of FinTech, by fostering discussion between academics, policy makers, and industry leaders. Agendas for prior conferences are shown here:

TOPICS: We invite the submission of both theoretical and empirical research on the applications of FinTech regarding, in particular, issues relating to stablecoins, digital identity, financial intermediation, payments, settlements, clearing and market infrastructure, and regulation. Examples of relevant topics include (but are not limited to) the following:
– Economic implications of adoption of cryptocurrencies and other private digital currencies, including stablecoins, by official and private entities
– Implementation and risks of digital identity
– Economics of data and privacy, including issues regarding governance, distribution of rights, regulation and trust
– Application of machine learning and artificial intelligence to assist inferences from non-traditional data
– Non-traditional credit intermediation (including alternative credit scoring methods)
– Implications of FinTech applications for financial markets, including payments and settlement systems (including cross-border payments and trade finance)
– Implications of FinTech applications for regulatory compliance or avoidance
– Regulatory challenges and innovations (e.g., digital identification and sandboxes) in adapting to FinTech
– Market design considerations and use cases of distributed ledger and blockchain technology

Further Information:
Please submit your completed paper via email by January 7, 2020 to FinTechConference@ny.frb.org. Authors of accepted papers will be notified by February 3, 2020.