Exam Type: No Exam
The goal of this one-credit course is to explore the impact of emerging technologies on the financial sector. We will examine the ways in which innovations in digital technologies and changes in consumer practices are disrupting traditional business models and financial regulation. Possible topics for coverage include peer-to-peer lending platforms, initial coin offerings, new digital payment systems, robo-advising, algorithmic trading, and technologies employing blockchains and its variants. Class sessions will be built around case studies and reading materials based upon real world topics and cutting edge legal challenges facing entrepreneurs, regulators, lawyers and other gatekeepers. All classes will be scheduled to take place during the first two weeks of semester. There will be no examination, but students will be expected to present and comment upon case studies and also write a short reaction paper after the classes are over.
Note: This class will meet on the following dates: 1/30, 1/31, 2/1, 2/6, 2/7 and 2/8.
Drop Deadline: This course has an early drop deadline of January 31, 2019.
Cross-registrants are encouraged to enroll.