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Fintech & Digital Finance



FIRST DAY : May 23, 2019 -- Conference Room # 300

9.15 – 9.30 – Welcome Address

9.30 – 11.00 – Session # 1
1. Payment Technology Adoption and Finance: A Randomized-Controlled-Trial with SMEs, by Patricio S. Dalton, Haki Pamuk, Ravindra Ramrattan, Daan van Soest, and Burak Uras [Tilburg Univ] (Discussant: Rebel A. Cole)
2. Does FinTech Compete With or Complement Bank Finance?, by Rebel A. Cole [Florida Atlantic Univ], Douglas J. Cumming, and Jon R. Taylor (Discussant: Lars Hornuf)
3. Bank-Platform Competition in the Credit Market, by Sara Biancini and Marianne Verdier [Univ Paris II] (Discussant: Hugo Benedetti)

11.00 – 11.30 – Coffee Break

11.30 – 13.00 – Session # 2
1. Strategic Investors in Equity Crowdfunding, by Davide Benaroio and Silvio Vismara [Univ Bergamo] (Discussant: Tobin Hanspal)
2. Risks and Returns in Peer-to-Peer Lending, by Saman Adhami, Gianfranco Gianfrate [EDHEC Business School], and Sofia Johan (Discussant: Ryan Amsden)
3. Algorithm Aversion in Financial Investing, by Maximilian Germann and Christoph Merkle [Kühne Logistics Univ] (Discussant: Pawel Bilinski)

13.00 – 14.00 – Lunch

14.00 – 15.30 – Session # 3
1. Do Algorithms Discriminate African-Americans in Lending?, by Jérémie Bertrand and Laurent Weill [EM Strasbourg Business School] (Discussant: Marianne Verdier)
2. Paralyzed by Shock: The Portfolio Formation Behavior of Peer-to-Business Lending Investors, by Gregor Dorfleitner, Lars Hornuf [Univ Bremen], and Martina Weber (Discussant: Burak Uras)
3. The Economics of Digital Token Cross-listings, by Hugo Benedetti [ESE Business School, Universidad de los Andes] (Discussant: Silvio Vismara)

15.30 – 16.00 – Coffee Break

16.00 – 17.00 – Session # 4
1. Connectedness and Centrality in the ICO Industry: Effects on Fundraising and Performance, by Giancarlo Giudici and Stefano Martinazzi [Politecnico di Milano] (Discussant: Laivi Laidroo)
2. Who are the Bitcoin Investors? Evidence from Indirect Cryptocurrency Investments, by Dominique Lammer, Tobin Hanspal [Goethe Univ Frankfurt], and Andreas Hackerthal (Discussant: Olena Havrylchyk)


GALA DINNER (the bus leaves at 18.00) – L’AMANDIER (MOUGINS)


SECOND DAY: May 24, 2019 -- Conference Room # 300

9.00 – 10.30 – Session # 1
1. Dynamics of Voluntary Disclosure in the Unregulated Market for Initial Coin Offerings, by Daniel Blaseg [Goethe Univ Frankfurt] (Discussant: Christoph Merkle)
2. Are Blockchain Crowdsales the New “Gold Rush”? Success Determinants of Initial Coin Offerings, by Ryan Amsden and Denis Schweizer [Concordia Univ] (Discussant: Gianfranco Gianfrate)
3. Institutional Drivers of Crowdfunding Volume, by Mari-Liis Kukk [TalTech Univ] and Laivi Laidroo (Discussant: Rients Galema)

10.30 – 11.00 – Coffee Break

11.00 – 12.30 – Session # 2
1. Network Effects in Crowdfunding, by Paul Belleflamme, Thomas Lambert [Rotterdam School of Management], and Armin Schwienbacher (Discussant: Giancarlo Giudici)
2. The Role of Collateral and its Substitutes in Crowdfunding for SMEs, by Rients Galema [Utrecht Univ] (Discussant: Laurent Weill)
3. Real Effects of Marketplace Lending on Borrowing SMEs, by Olena Havrylchyk [Univ Paris I] and Anne-Sophie Lawniczak (Discussant: Denis Schweizer)

12.30 – 13.30 – Lunch

13.30 – 14.30 (Keynote Speech) – Andrei Shleifer [Harvard University]

14.30 – 15.00 – Coffee Break

15.00 – 16.30 – Session # 3
1. Shocks and Technology Adoption: Evidence from Electronic Payment Systems, by Nicolas Crouzet, Apoorv Gupta, and Filippo Mezzanotti [Kellogg School of Management] (Discussant: Thomas Lambert)
2. The Battle of Social Media Platforms: The Use of Twitter, Youtube and Instagram in Corporate Communication, by Pawel Bilinski [Cass Business School] (Discussant: Daniel Blaseg)
3. Event Studies with Crypto-Asset Returns, by Ryan Amsden [McGill Univ] and Denis Schweizer (Discussant: Filippo Mezzanotti)