Call for Papers for 2018 Conference

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The Center for Financial Innovation and Stability (Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta) and the Center for the Economic Analysis of Risk (Georgia State University) are organizing the conference Financial Stability Implications of New Technology, to be held at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta on October 18–19, 2018. The conference goal is to bring together economists, finance and risk management professionals, and regulators to discuss how changing technology is likely to affect financial stability.

Paper submission

We invite academics, professionals, and regulators to submit papers for this conference. Long abstracts or, preferably, complete manuscripts may be submitted no later than July 23, 2018, on the full range of issues associated with the effect of new technology on financial stability. These issues include but are not limited to:

  • What determines the rate of adoption of new financial technologies, and which technologies have a transformative effect?
  • How have regulators historically responded to financial innovations, and how have those responses affected financial stability?
  • How is the financial system currently being transformed by new developments in technology?
  • How should financial regulators respond to current developments in the application of financial technology both to encourage the benefits and reduce the costs of new technology?
  • What will the financial system of the future look like? How can regulation help us capture the benefits and avoid the costs?
  • What implications are there for risk management and the insurance industry?

Please send your submissions in PDF format directly to Larry Wall, who may also be contacted for any further inquiries at larry.wall@atl.frb.org. The results of the selection process will be sent by August 23, 2018. Reasonable travel and accommodation expenses will be covered for the presenters of accepted papers.

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