Inaugural Fintech and Financial Institutions Research Conference

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CfP Deadline:

December 15, 2023

Conference Event:

April 18-19, 2024

Event Location:

Delaware, United States


University of Delaware (UD)
The Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia

Keynote Speakers:

Manju Puri (Duke University)


The conference aims to foster and facilitate meaningful academic discussions among leading researchers and policymakers in this rapidly evolving field. These conversations will shape the understanding of how business decisions, policy choices, and societal events influence economic outcomes correlated with fintech growth.

The single-track research conference will feature approximately eight paper presentations with insightful comments from invited discussants, as well as audience participation. Members from the community at the new FinTech Innovation Hub, including UD’s graduate students, are invited to join the intellectual exchange.

The FinTech Innovation Hub at UD’s STAR Campus is committed to building a diverse, equitable, and inclusive innovation community that prioritizes financial health across the nation. The FinTech Innovation Hub will improve society through its research, education, and workforce training, leading to employment, community engagement, and economic impact.

Submissions of high-quality theoretical or empirical research papers exploring aspects related to fintech trends are invited. Topics may include:

  1. Competition and collaboration dynamics between traditional financial institutions and new market entrants
  2. Financial stability consequences of the interplay between fintech and traditional lenders (including analysis of the recent fragility episode in the U.S. banking system)
  3. Impact on credit supply and pricing for large firms, small businesses, and households
  4. Real economy effects of fintech and the financial system’s response
  5. Inequality issues — disparities across socio-demographic groups and regions
  6. Influence of monetary and fiscal policies on fintech firms and financial institutions
  7. Governance strategies and structures within fintech, crypto-exchanges, and blockchain organizations
  8. The application of AI and ML by traditional and fintech lenders
  9. Stablecoin and the real impact of cryptocurrencies
  10. Regulatory considerations surrounding fintech and its interactions with the broader financial system
  11. The impact of the credit scoring system on underserved communities and alternative credit assessment systems


Papers for the conference should be submitted to The deadline for paper submissions for the conference is December 15, 2023, 12:00 midnight U.S. ET.


Inaugural Fintech and Financial Institutions Research Conference