Call for Papers: FinTech Conference

Call for Papers.

Jointly organized by the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland and the Office of Financial Research, along with the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business and the Journal of Financial Services Research (JFSR) .

Conference organizers cordially invite the submission of research and policy-oriented papers for the 2017 Financial Stability Conference on Nov. 30 and Dec. 1, 2017, in Washington, D.C.

The recent years have witnessed rapid innovation in financial technology (FinTech). A particular focus of the 2017 conference is to highlight research and advance the dialogue on the implications of FinTech for financial stability.  The conference welcomes theoretical and empirical research from a wide range of academic disciplines. We aim to bring scholars from computer science, economics, engineering, finance, and other related fields together with policymakers and representatives from the FinTech industry. We anticipate discussions centering on the financial stability implications of FinTech and the implications for policy and regulation.  There will be two types of discussions: Research forums and policy discussions. The research forums will follow the format of an academic workshop and include a discussant. Papers submitted to research forums will be selected by a scientific committee composed of Mark Carey (Fed), Sanjiv Das (Santa Clara), Mark Flannery (Florida), Bryan Ford (EPFL), Albert Kyle (Maryland), Andrew Lo (MIT), Patricia Mosser (Columbia), Thomas Philippon (NYU), N. Prabhala (Maryland), and Emin Sirer (Cornell). >

Policy discussions include keynote addresses and panel discussions with prominent speakers and panelists from industry, regulatory agencies, and academia. David Yermack (NYU) has agreed to be the academic keynote speaker. > We welcome submissions of research on topics related to FinTech and financial stability, systemic risk, and related public policy. Conference topics include, but are not limited to:

• Big Data

• Blockchain including Anonymity and Pseudonymity Techniques

• Cryptocurrencies and Monetary Policy

• Cybersecurity and FinTech

• FinTech Charters

• High Frequency Trading

• Innovations in FinTech

• Payment Systems > • Regulation of FinTech

• Regulation Technology (RegTech)

• Relation between FinTech Firms and Traditional Banks

• Text Analytics for Risk Management

• Wealth Management and Robo-Advising.

Papers focusing on financial stability but not necessarily FinTech-related are also welcome. Selected papers and discussions will be invited to submit to JFSR for possible publication in a special issue. JFSR submission is not required for conference submission. The deadline for submissions is July 17, 2017. Please submit completed papers to: umdsurvey.umd.edu/jfe3/form/SV_1GKRr6Dk6tYVSV7.

Notification of acceptance will be provided by Sept. 5, 2017. Travel and accommodation expenses will be covered for one presenter for each accepted paper.

Organizing Committee: Joseph Haubrich (Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland), Simon Kwan (Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland), Stacey Schreft (OFR), Haluk Unal (Smith School/JFSR) > For questions contact: FRBC-OFR-Smith-FintechConf@rhsmith.umd.edu.

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