1st Edinburgh Conference on the Economics of Financial Technology

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CfP Deadline Date:
January 7, 2022

Conference Event:
May 11-13, 2022

Event Location:
Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

Keynote speaker(s):

  • Bruno Biais (HEC Paris)
  • Sanjiv Das (Santa Clara University)

Edinburgh Futures Institute and University of Edinburgh Business School

Against a backdrop of regulatory developments, innovations in technology have significantly reshaped the finance landscape across the world, upending long-established orders of asset transformation. The economic processes in the finance sector are inextricably linked to the wellbeing of everyone in a modern economy. Therefore, our on-going understanding of the evolution of the sector is non-negotiable. Academics, finance experts and policymakers have a responsibility to lead this drive. The Edinburgh Futures Institute and the University of Edinburgh Business School are organising the First Edinburgh Conference on the Economics of Financial Technology, in order to stimulate debate and research on financial innovation and the digital economy and how they impact welfare. The conference aims to bring together academics, policymakers and finance professionals to share new insights and discuss the economic issues related to the application of technology to the practice of finance in a rapidly evolving regulatory landscape.

We invite the submission of extended abstracts (approximately 5 pages), but also welcome full papers. Your paper should be submitted electronically no later than 7 January 2022.

TOPICS: We welcome theoretical and empirical contributions on topics including, but not limited to:
– The application of AI and Machine Learning in finance
– The application of distributed ledger technologies in finance
– Cryptofinance
– Cyber risk in finance
– The microstructure of modern financial markets: algorithmic/high frequency trading, dark trading, blockchain settlements etc.
– Behavioural economics in financial technology
– Alternative data (structured and unstructured datasets)
– Crowdsourcing and investment strategy
– New exchange traded financial derivatives
– Financial stability risks from the development of FinTech
– RegTech
– Open banking

Further Information:

Friday 7 January 2022 – Deadline for extended abstract/paper submission
Friday 4 February 2022 – Notification of acceptance
Monday 25 April 2022 – Revised papers submitted
Wednesday 11 to Friday 13 May 2022 – Conference

PAPER SUBMISSIONS: For guidelines and to submit your paper, visit https://eftconference.business-school.ed.ac.uk/
Questions? Email us: FinTechConf@business-school.ed.ac.uk

Link CfP & Conference:
Economics of Financial Technology Conference