UNamur Summer School - FinTech

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Summer schools

Fees

Regular fees: 150 - 350 EUR

International Fees : 150 - 350 EUR

Applications must be submitted using the dedicated website. 

PLEASE NOTE : In order to foster interactions between the speaker and the participants, we limit the number of places to 25. 

FinTech covers digital innovation and technology-enabled business model innovation in the financial services industry. FinTech is rapidly evolving across the globe and represents an existential challenge for major parts of the financial sector. This course will survey academic research in the growing area of FinTech. The primary focus of this course is on blockchain technology and its specific issues and applications. However, other innovations central to FinTech will also be studied.

Who is the course for ? 

The UNamur Summer School - FinTech, organised in collaboration with the Doctoral School of Management (DSM), is aimed at graduate students (Masters and PhD) and researchers notably in Economics, in Social Sciences and in Finance.

Speaker

Thomas Lambert is Associate Professor of Finance at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University. His research interests are in Banking, Corporate Finance, FinTech, and Political Economy.

His work has been presented at major conferences around the world, including the AEA, EFA, SFS Cavalcade and FIRS meetings, and published in leading academic journals, including the Economic Journal and Management Science. He received several grants, including a Veni grant from the Dutch Research Council (NWO).

Thomas holds a PhD degree in Finance from the Université catholique de Louvain, an MA in Economics from the Université catholique de Louvain and has been a visiting scholar at the London Business School. In 2016, he was awarded the Banque de France Foundation Prize for the best thesis in Monetary and Financial Economics.

Course Description 

This course will survey academic research in the growing area of FinTech, which studies digital innovation and technology-enabled business model innovation in the financial services industry. The primary focus of this course is on blockchain technology and its specific issues and applications. However, other innovations central to FinTech will also be studied, such as crowdfunding, robo-advising, social trading, and marketplace lending.

For each section, we will start with an introduction of the fundamentals and economics of these FinTech innovations. Then, we will cover several articles (mostly empirical).

Topics

Section 1. Bitcoin and blockchain

Section 2. Raising capital using FinTech

Section 3. Investing using FinTech solutions

Section 4. Banks and the FinTech movement

Fees

  • Students/Academics: 150€ - Sandwiches and drinks included
  • Professionals : 350€ - Sandwiches and drinks included

Those fees do not include accomodations 

PLEASE NOTE : In order to foster interactions between the speaker and the participants, we limit the number of places to 25. 

More Information

Posted on

Start Date

End Date

Application Deadline

Type

Summer schools

Fees

Regular fees: 150 - 350 EUR

International Fees : 150 - 350 EUR

Applications must be submitted using the dedicated website. 

PLEASE NOTE : In order to foster interactions between the speaker and the participants, we limit the number of places to 25. 

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