2019 Georgia State FinTech Conference

Conference dates

08 Feb 2019 - 09 Feb 2019


Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA


2019 Georgia State FinTech Conference
Current Research in FinTech: Blockchain and Machine Learning

In recent years, FinTech, or financial technology, has been rapidly developing and reshaping business practices and the financial services industry. This has generated significant interest in advancing academic research in this important area. The Department of Finance, the Center for the Economic Analysis of Risk (CEAR), and the Institute for Insight at Georgia State University, together with the Review of Financial Studies (RFS) jointly host this conference on Current Research in FinTech. The RFS provided submitting authors with the opportunity for a dual-submission option. The conference program consists of 12 papers covering new and emerging topics in FinTech, including blockchain, cryptocurrencies, initial coin offerings (ICO), machine learning, and textual analysis. We hope to bring leading and active researchers in these fields together, facilitate communications on frontier research, and advance further studies.

Program Chair: Baozhong Yang (Georgia State University)

Sponsoring Editor of the RFS: Wei Jiang (Columbia University)

Keynote Speaker: Andrew Karolyi (Cornell University)

Place and Time: The conference will be held at the Buckhead Center of GSU on Friday, 2/8 from 8:30am to 5:30 pm, and on Saturday, 2/9 from 8:30 am to 1:30 pm.

Presenters and Discussants: Simona Abis (Columbia), Jun Aoyagi (Berkeley), Bruno Biais (HEC), Don Bowen (Virginia Tech), Will Cong (Chicago), Xin Deng (SUFE), David Easley (Cornell), Jill Grenna (Duke), Jie He (Georgia), Sabrina Howell (NYU), Doron Levit (U Penn), Jiasun Li (George Mason), Kai Li (UBC), Tao Li (Florida), Ye Li (Ohio State), Richard Lowery (UT Austin), Song Ma (Yale), Fahad Saleh (McGill), Hongyu Shan (Florida), Zhaogang Song (Johns Hopkins), Andrea Tamoni (LSE), Katrin Tinn (Imperial College), Haoxiang Zhu (MIT), Dacheng Xiu (Chicago)

To view the full conference program and access registration, please visit the conference website at https://robinson.gsu.edu/academic-departments/finance/georgia-state-fintech-conference/

*Registration is free but is subject to availability of seating.