The Emergence of the Global Fintech Market: Economic and Technological Determinants
37 Pages Posted: 27 Aug 2016 Last revised: 5 Dec 2016
Date Written: August 25, 2016
We investigate the economic and technological determinants inducing entrepreneurs to establish ventures with the purpose of reinventing financial technology (fintech). We find that countries witness more fintech startup formations when the latest technology is readily available, capital markets are well-developed, and people have more mobile telephone subscriptions. Furthermore, the available labor force has a positive impact on the development of this new market segment. Finally, the more sound the financial system, the lower the number of fintech startups in a country. Overall, the evidence suggests that fintech startup formation need not be left to chance, but active policies can influence the emergence of this new sector.
Keywords: Fintech, Entrepreneurship, Startups, Financial institutions
JEL Classification: L26, K2, O3
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