Global Virtual Seminar Series on Fintech

To promote continuity in research, the Georgetown Center for Financial Markets and Policy @GUFinPolicy will be hosting a Global Virtual Seminar Series on Fintech via Zoom. Our plan is to involve researchers interested in Fintech in the US and around the world as both speakers and participants. 

Register for the seminar mailing list: email

Please find additional details below: 
Day: Fridays
Time: 12-1 pm EST. 
Format: 30 minutes for presentation and 30 minutes for questions from the audience. Depending on the number of participants, the questions will be asked live or via Zoom Chat.
Audience: Researchers from all over the world. 

Coming Up

Friday, May 29 at 12:00pm EST: Uday Rajan“When FinTech Competes for Payment Flows”

Uday Rajan is the David B. Hermelin Professor of Business Administration, Chair and Professor of Finance and Real Estate at the Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan. Professor Rajan holds editing positions at the Journal of Finance, Management Science, and the Review of Corporate Finance Studies. He has previously held positions as the President of the Finance Theory Group and as the Director of the Western Finance Association. Professor Rajan’s research interests include the role of credit ratings in the financial markets and on bank regulation; informational frictions; what affects market transactions; and ethical issues with autonomous trading agents.

Friday, June 5 at 12:00pm EST: Tarun Ramadorai“Predictably Unequal? The Effects of Machine Learning on Credit Markets”

Tarun Ramadorai is a Professor of Financial Economics at Imperial College London. His research interests include asset pricing, household finance, international finance, economic policy, economic issues in emerging markets, and real estate. Professor Ramadorai works in both academic and policy roles. He holds fellow positions at the Asian Bureau of Finance and Economics Research, the National Council of Applied Economic Research, and the Center for Economic and Policy Research. Some of his former policy roles include being an Economic Advisor to the European Securities and Markets Authority, Chairman of the Inter-Regulatory Committee on Household Finance, and Visiting Scholar on the Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister of India. He is currently on the Norges Bank Investment Management Allocation Advisory Board.

Previous Seminars

Friday, March 27 at 12:00pm EST: Manju Puri“On the Rise of FinTechs – Credit Scoring Using Digital Footprints”

Friday, April 17 at 12:00pm EST: Luigi Zingales“Kill Zone”

Friday, May 1 at 12:00pm EST: David Yermack“Cryptocurrency in the Coronavirus Crisis”

Friday, May 8 at 12:00pm EST: Amit Seru“Beyond the Balance Sheet Model of Banking- Implications for Bank Regulation and Monetary Policy”

Amit Seru is the Steven and Roberta Denning Professor of Finance at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and is a co-editor of the Journal of Finance. His research interests include Financial Intermediation and Regulation; Resource Allocation; and Internal Organization of Firms. His research has been covered by the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, the Financial Times and the Economist.

Friday, May 15 at 12:00pm EST: Kose John“Bitcoin’s Fatal Flaw- The Limited Adoption Problem”

Kose John is the Charles William Gerstenberg Professor of Banking and Finance at the Stern School of Business, New York University. Kose is also the President of the Financial Management Association International. His research interests include banking, capital markets theory, corporate finance, and economics of information.

Friday, May 22 at 12:00pm EST: Adair Morse“Algorithmic Accountability: A Legal and Economic Framework”

Adair Morse is Soloman P. Lee Chair in Business Ethics, Associate Professor of Finance at the Haas School of Business at the University of California at Berkeley, Haas-Bakar Fellow, and Fellow at the Berkeley Center for Law and Business. Her research covers the areas of household finance, impact investing, entrepreneurship, corruption, and asset management.