Call for Papers - Economics of Financial Technology Conference 2023

Conference dates

21 Jun 2023 - 23 Jun 2023


The University of Edinburgh, 50 George Square, Edinburgh, EH8 9JU


As rising consumer expectations continue to apply pressure on the financial services sector, digital transformation is now at the top of the list of strategic initiatives of every major financial services stakeholder from companies to regulators and academics – it is clear that the next major phase of the digital transformation of the sector is imminent. Research teams from world leading universities and technology and financial services companies are working on exciting, under-the-radar technologies that will be at the heart of this transformation. The Economics of Financial Technology conference, organised by the Edinburgh Futures Institute and the University of Edinburgh Business School, will give you a front row seat to the work of these teams as it brings together academics, policymakers, and finance professionals to share new insights and discuss the critical issues related to the application of technology to the practice of finance in a rapidly evolving regulatory landscape.

Participants will meet and hear from innovative research teams from world leading universities, financial services regulators and companies. Speakers and teams will present the latest research and insights driving new ideas and regulation in FinTech. Among others, presentations will explore game-changing developments in artificial intelligence and machine learning, distributed ledger technologies, open banking and finance, robo-advising and the gamification of investment vehicles, peer-to-peer lending and crowdfunding markets, credit risk modelling and RegTech.

The three-day conference will include keynotes, panel discussions and parallel sessions.

We invite the submission of papers that are yet to be published or accepted for publication in any academic or practitioner journal. Your paper should be submitted electronically no later than Friday 24 February 2023.

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 

Paper Submissions 
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Additional Information

Important dates:

Call for papers - Tuesday 11 October 2022
Abstract submission deadline - Friday 24 February 2023
Early bird registration opens - Wednesday 1 March 2023
Notification of abstract acceptance - Wednesday 22 March 2023
Early bird registration closes - Wednesday 5 April 2023
Final papers received - Monday 29 May 2023
Registration closes - Friday 16 June 2023
Conference - Wednesday 21 – Friday 23 June 2023