2022 GSU-RFS Fintech Conference
February 18-19, 2022 | Buckhead Center of Georgia State University in Atlanta, GA
In recent years, FinTech, or financial technologies, have been rapidly developing and reshaping business practices and the financial services industry. In parallel, emerging technologies, e.g., machine learning and big data methods, have also been increasingly applied in the study of financial economics. Such developments have generated considerable interests in the new and important research area of FinTech and emerging technologies.
The Department of Finance at the Robinson College of Business, the Georgia FinTech Academy, and Review of Financial Studies jointly hosted the third annual Georgia State FinTech Conference on February 18-19, 2022. The conference was highly selective. Out of approximately 300 high-quality paper submissions, we selected 12 papers for the program.
Itay Goldstein is the Joel S. Ehrenkranz Family Professor and a Professor of Finance at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He has been on the faculty of the Wharton School since 2004. He serves as the coordinator of the Ph.D. program in Finance and holds a secondary appointment as a Professor of Economics. Professor Goldstein earned his Ph.D. in Economics in 2001 from Tel Aviv University. He is an expert in the areas of corporate finance, financial institutions, and financial markets, focusing on financial fragility and crises and on the feedback effects between firms and financial markets.
Sponsoring Editors of the RFS
Best Paper and Best Discussant Awards were generously sponsored by the FinTech Ventures Fund.
The 2022 winners are:
- FinTech Ventures Best Paper Prize: “Financial Technology Adoption” by Sean Higgins (Northwestern University)
- FinTech Ventures Best Discussant Prize: Tetyana Balyuk (Emory University) discussion the paper “Why Did Small Business FinTech Lending Dry Up During the COVID-19 Crisis?” by Itzhak Ben-David, Mark Johnson, and René M. Stulz