Katrin Tinn

Assistant Professor of Finance at Mcgill University

Katrin Tinn's research focuses on theoretical modelling, technological innovation, financial economics, information economics. Her most recent work is on FinTech: the role of crowdfunding and distributed ledger technologies (blockchain) in raising external capital and facilitating learning about future demand, and on central bank digital currency design. Her research has been published in prominent journals, such as the American Economic Review, Management Science and Journal of Economic Theory. She has also written book chapters for editions focused on alternative finance, blockchain, and digital currencies (Palgrave-MacMillan, World Scientific Publishers, and VoxEU’s e-book series). Prior joining McGill in 2019, she worked as an Assistant Professor of Finance at Imperial College Business School, London, and has been a member of the Centre for Global Finance and Technology, and the Imperial College multidisciplinary Fintech Network. She is a member of the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR). In addition to academic positions, she has also worked in commercial banking and asset management, at the European Central Bank, the International Monetary Fund, and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development. Katrin holds a MSc in Economics from University College London and a PhD in Economics from London School of Economics.