financial technology

Related Past Events

Feb
23
The Data Privacy and Portability in Financial Technology Symposium celebrates the Michigan Technology Law Review’s 25th Anniversary by hosting an event dedicated to cutting-edge scholarship at the intersection of technology and the law. Specifically, this symposium is designed to examine the inherent tensions between securing privacy rights and the ease at which transactions occur, facilitated by new innovative technologies.
2019 - 8:30 am to 5:00 pm
Dec
06
CFLP Blue Bag Lunches
This will be a presentation of two large-scale field experiments designed to test the hypothesis that group membership can increase participation and pro-social lending for an online crowdlending community, Kiva. The first experiment uses variations on a simple email manipulation to encourage Kiva members to join a lending team, testing which types of team recommendation emails are most likely to get members to join teams as well as the subsequent impact on lending. We find that emails do increase the likelihood that a lender joins a team, and that joining a team increases lending in a short window following our intervention. The impact on lending is large relative to median lender lifetime loans. We also find that lenders are more likely to join teams recommended based on location similarity rather than team status. Our results suggest team recommendations can be an effective behavioral mechanism to increase pro-social lending. In a second field experiment, we manipulate forum messages to explore the underlying mechanisms for teams to be effective.
2018 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

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PUBPOL 750.001
Topics: Introduction to Financial Technology and the Future of Financial Services
Winter
2020
U-M Class#: 
32166
Credits: 
3
Instructor: 
Section: 
001
Days: 
F
Time: 
9:00am - 11:50am
Location: 
1220 WEILL
PUBPOL 750.002
FinTech Entrepreneurship
Winter
2020
U-M Class#: 
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Credits: 
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Instructor: 
Section: 
002
Days: 
Th
Time: 
5:30pm - 6:50pm
Location: 
1230 WEILL
PUBPOL 750.302
Topics: Introduction to Financial Technology and the Future of Financial Services
Winter
2019
U-M Class#: 
32442
Credits: 
1.5
Section: 
302
Days: 
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Time: 
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Location: 
1110 WEILL