The network is concerned with the dramatic changes in money and banking that we currently experience across the globe.

Some examples of these developments: innovations in payment systems that bypass traditional intermediaries (banks); the launch of a large number of cryptocurrencies and stablecoins; debates about the merits of broadening access to central bank balance sheets by means of central bank digital currencies; an explosion of ICOs as a funding mechanism for new companies.

The main goal of the network is to generate, coordinate and disseminate relevant academic research and to foster the dialogue between academics and policy makers. Because of the nature of the topics, the network represents a community of researchers coming from different fields of economics (banking, finance, macroeconomics, monetary economics) as well as law.

Events

The Fintech and Digital Currencies RPN will host several events.

Fintech & Digital Currencies RPN Session at the CEPR Paris Symposium 2023

On Friday, 8 December, 10:00 -11:00 (Paris time), the Fintech & Digital Currencies RPN held the Panel "Will the digital euro take off?" at Banque de France during the CEPR Paris Symposium 2023.

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Members

Tobias Adrian

Financial Counsellor and Director of the Monetary and Capital Markets Department International Monetary Fund

Franklin Allen

Interim Dean of Imperial Business School, Professor of Finance and Economics and Director of the Brevan Howard Centre Imperial College London Business School

RPN Member, European Financial Architecture / Fellow, Banking and Corporate Finance / RPN Member, Fintech and Digital Currencies

Marlene Amstad

Professor of Economics Chinese University Of Hong Kong

RPN Member, Fintech and Digital Currencies

David Andolfatto

Senior Vice President, Research Department Federal Reserve Bank Of St Louis

RPN Member, Fintech and Digital Currencies

Katrin Assenmacher

Head of the Stress Test Modelling Division European Central Bank

RPN Member, Fintech and Digital Currencies

Raphael Auer

Head, BIS Innovation Hub Eurosystem Centre Bank For International Settlements

RPN Member, Fintech and Digital Currencies / Fellow, International Macroeconomics and Finance / Fellow, International Trade and Regional Economics

Pierpaolo Benigno

Professor of Monetary Macroeconomics University Of Bern

Fellow, Monetary Economics and Fluctuations / RPN Member, Fintech and Digital Currencies

Ulrich Bindseil

Director General of Market Infrastructures and Payments European Central Bank

Markus Brunnermeier

Edwards S. Sanford Professor of Economics and Director of the Bendheim Center for Finance Princeton University

Stephen Cecchetti

Rosen Family Chair in International Finance, Brandeis International Business School Brandeis University; Vice-Chair, Advisory Scientific Committee European Systemic Risk Board

Jonathan Chiu

Senior Research Advisor Bank Of Canada

RPN Member, Fintech and Digital Currencies

Stijn Claessens

Head of Financial Stability Policy and Deputy Head of the Monetary and Economic Department Bank For International Settlements

Darrell Duffie

Dean Witter Distinguished Professor of Finance at Stanford University, Graduate School of Business Stanford University

RPN Member, Fintech and Digital Currencies

Antonio Fatas

Professor of Economics European Institute of Business Administration (INSEAD)

Jesús Fernández-Villaverde

Howard Marks Presidential Professor of Economics, Director of the Penn Initiative for the Study of the Markets and Co-Director of the Business, Economic, and Financial History Project at the Wharton Initiative on Financial Policy and Regulation University Of Pennsylvania

Rod Garratt

Professor and Vice Chair, Department of Economics University Of California, Santa Barbara

RPN Member, Fintech and Digital Currencies

Todd Keister

Professor of Economics Rutgers University

RPN Member, Fintech and Digital Currencies

Andrew Levin

Professor of Economics Tuck School Of Business At Dartmouth College

Cyril Monnet

Professor of Economics University Of Bern

RPN Member, Fintech and Digital Currencies

Linda Schilling

Assistant Professor of Finance Olin Business School, Washington University in St Louis

Hyun Song Shin

Co-Lead of the Monetary and Economic Department and Senior Management Member of the Executive Committee Bank For International Settlements

RPN Member, Central Bank Communication / RPN Member, Fintech and Digital Currencies / RPN Member, European Financial Architecture / Fellow, Asset Pricing / Fellow, Banking and Corporate Finance

Harald Uhlig

Bruce Allen and Barbara Ritzenthaler Professor of Economics University Of Chicago

Tommaso Valletti

Professor of Economics Imperial College London Business School; Professor of Economics University of Rome "Tor Vergata"

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