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+44 (0)131 651 5320 fintechconf@business-school.ed.ac.uk 50 George Square, Edinburgh, EH8 9JU 17-19 June 2020

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Welcome to the First Edinburgh Conference on the Economics of Financial Technology.

Against the 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 ongoing 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.

The three-day conference will include three keynote lectures, a policy-oriented panel discussion on how academic research can help accelerate innovation in the finance sector for societal benefit, and presentations of research papers.

We look forward to seeing you in Edinburgh in June 2020!

Keynote Speakers

  • Bruno Biais, Professor of Finance, HEC Paris
  • Sanjiv Das, William and Janice Terry Professor of Finance and Data Science, Santa Clara University
  • Dave Ramsden, Deputy Governor, Markets and Banking, Bank of England