Exam Type: No Exam
There will be no examination, but students will be expected to present and comment upon case studies and also write a short reaction paper, which will be due by Spring Break.
The goal of this two-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, regulation of financial data, 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.
Note: This class will meet for 12 two-hour sessions on the following dates: 1/30, 1/31, 2/7, 2/13, 2/14, 2/20, 2/21, 2/27, 2/28, 3/5, 3/6, 3/12