To FinTech and Beyond

21 Pages Posted: 13 Feb 2019

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Itay Goldstein

University of Pennsylvania - The Wharton School - Finance Department

Wei Jiang

Columbia Business School - Finance and Economics

George Andrew Karolyi

Cornell University - Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management

Date Written: February 3, 2019

Abstract

FinTech is about the introduction of new technologies into the financial sector, and it is now revolutionizing the financial industry. In 2017, when research in this area was not active in the academic community in finance, the editorial team of the Review of Financial Studies decided to launch a competition among scholars to develop research proposals focused on this topic. This special issue is the final outcome of this process. In this introductory article, we describe the recent FinTech phenomenon and the novel editorial protocol employed for this special issue following a Registered Reports format. We discuss what we learned from the submitted proposals about the field of FinTech and what proposals we selected to be completed and ultimately come out in this special issue. We also provide several observations that can hopefully help guide research in the emerging area of FinTech in the future.

Keywords: Financial Technology; Blockchain; Cryptocurrency; Roboadvising; Big Data; Peer-to-Peer Lending; Registered Reports

JEL Classification: G00

Suggested Citation

Goldstein, Itay and Jiang, Wei and Karolyi, George Andrew, To FinTech and Beyond (February 3, 2019). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3328172 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3328172

Itay Goldstein (Contact Author)

University of Pennsylvania - The Wharton School - Finance Department ( email )

The Wharton School
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Philadelphia, PA 19104
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Wei Jiang

Columbia Business School - Finance and Economics ( email )

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New York, NY 10027
United States
(212) 854-5553 (Phone)

George Andrew Karolyi

Cornell University - Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management ( email )

Ithaca, NY 14853
United States

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