Programme 2016

8 – 9 September 2016

Time zone: London, UK (GMT)

Event partners: Bank of England, Bank of Canada, Deutsche Bundesbank, SAFE House of Finance, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis

Thursday, September 8th:

Program Chair: Paolo Tasca (Executive Director, UCL Centre for Blockchain Technologies)

Room 1 – Digital Currencies and Blockchain Technology

9.15 – 10.05

Keynote Talk

Speaker: Victoria Cleland (Bank of England)

10.05 – 10.40

Session I

Chairman: Tomaso Aste (University College London)

Invited Talk: Dominick Paniscotti (Associate VP, Enterprise Architecture, NASDAQ)

11.00 – 11.35

Invited Talk

Speaker: Nicolas Curtois (University  College London)

11.35 – 12.05

On the Value of Virtual Currencies

Speakers: Wilko Bolt (De Nederlandsche Bank, DNB) and Maarten van Oordt (Bank of Canada)

Discussant: Katya Malinova

12.05 – 12.35

The Fiduciaries of Public Blockchains

Speaker: Angela Walch

Discussant: Petros Kavassalis

12.35 – 13.05

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Speakers:

Petros Kavassalis, Harald Stieber, Wolfgang Breymann, Keith Saxton,

Francis Gross, Willi Brammertz, Stefano Bertolo and Antonis Dragiotis

Discussant: Tomaso Aste (University College London)

14:35 – 15:10

Session II

Chairman: Dirk Schrade (Deutsche Bundesbank)

Invited Talk: Andrea Pinna (European Central Bank)

15:10 – 15:40

The Evolution of the Bitcoin Economy:

Extracting and Analyzing the Network of Payment Relationships

Speakers:

Paolo Tasca (University College London)

Shaowen Liu (Deutsche Bundesbank)

Adam Hayes (University of Wisconsin-Madison)

Discussant: Guido Caldarelli (IMT Lucca)

15:40 – 16:10

The Macroeconomics of Central-Bank-Issued Digital Currencies

Speakers:

John Barrdear (Bank of England)

Michael Kumhof (Bank of England)

Discussant: Katya Malinova (University of Toronto)

16:10 – 16:45

Invited Talk

Jeremy Clarck (Institute for Information Systems Engineering, Concordia University)

17:05 – 18:05

Round Table

Business and Regulation of P2P Financial Markets

Panelists:

Dirk Schrade (Deutsche Bundesbank)

Robleh Ali (Bank of England)

Ben Fung (Bank of Canada)

David Andolfatto (FED, St. Louis)

TBC (Bank of Italy)

Moderator: Juile Maupin (Max Planck Institute for International Law & Comparative Public Law and Centre for International Governance Innovation, Waterloo)

Thursday, September 8th:

Room 2 – Crowdfunding and P2P Lending

10:05 – 10:40

Session I

Chairman  Calebe de Roure (Frankfurt School of Finance)

Invited Talk: Karen Kerrigan (Chief Legal Officer, Seedrs)

11:00 – 11:35

Fed Liftoff and Subprime Loan Interest Rates: Evidence from the Peer-to-Peer Lending Market

Speakers:

Christoph Bertsch

Isaiah Hull

Xin Zhang

Discussant: Ben Craig (FED, Cleveland)

11:35 – 12:05

Contract Pricing and Market Efficiency: Can Peer-to-Peer Internet Credit Markets Improve Allocative Efficiency?

Speaker: Talal Rahim

Discussant: Hans Peter Grüner

12:10 – 12:45

Cutting out the Middleman: Crowdinvesting, Efficiency, and Inequality

Speakers:

Hans Peter Grüner

Christoph Siemroth

Discussant: Christoph Bertsch

12:35 – 13:05

P2P Lending and Screening Incentives

Speakers:

Dairo Estrada

Paula Zamora

Discussant: Talai Rahim

Friday, September 9th:

Room 1 – Digital Currencies and Blockchain Technology

9:00 – 9:50

Keynote Talk

Alexander Lipton (MIT)

9:50 – 10:25

SESSION I

Invited Talk: Wei-Tek Tsai (Behang University)

10:25 – 10:55

Market Design for Trading with Blockchain Technology

Speakers:

Katya Malinova

Andreas Park

Discussant: Michael Kumhof (Bank of England)

 

11:15 – 11:50

Invited Talk

Claudio J. Tessone (University of Zurich)

 

11:50 – 12:20

The Bitcoin Peers Network

Speakers:

Giuseppe Pappalardo (IMT Lucca), Guido Caldarelli (IMT Lucca) and

Tomaso Aste (University College London)

Discussant: Petros Kavassalis

12:20 – 12:50

Hayek Money: The Cryptocurrency Price Stability Solution

Speaker: Ferdinando M. Ametrano (Bicocca University and Intesa Sanpaolo Bank)

Discussant: Angela Walch

14:20 – 14:55

SESSION II

Chairman Dirk Schrade (Deutsche Bundesbank)

Invited Talk Tullio Menga (ATS-Advanced Technology Solutions)

 

14:55 – 15:25

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Speakers:

Petros Kavassalis, Harald Stieber, Wolfgang Breymann, Keith Saxton, Francis Gross, Willi Brammertz, Stefano Bertolo and Antonis Dragiotis

Discussant: Tomaso Aste (University College London)

15:25 – 15:55

Synzeris – Synthetic zero rate instrument as new stability enhancing instruments for (digital) monetary regime changes

Speaker: Floris Kleemans (Founder, FOCAFET Foundation)

Discussant: Ferdinando M. Ametrano (Bicocca University and Intesa Sanpaolo Bank)

16:25 – 16:55

Case Study of Lykke Exchange: First Experiences and Outlook

Speakers:

Anton Golub, Richard B. Olsen, Stefano Battiston,

Guido Caldarelli and Sergey Ivliev

Discussant: Floris Kleemans (Founder, FOCAFET Foundation)

17:15 – 18:15

Round Table: Business and Technology of P2P Financial Markets

Panelists:

Michael Cooper (CTO, BT Radianz services, Global Banking & Financial Markets, BT)

Dominick Paniscotti (Associate VP, Enterprise Architecture, NASDAQ)

David B. Kinitsky (Director of Innovation at Fidelity Investments)

Rhydian Lewis (CEO, RateSatter.com)

Moderator: Andrei Kirilenko (Imperial College)

Friday, September 9th:

Room 2 – Crowdfunding and P2P Lending

9:50 – 10:25

SESSION I

Chairman: Diana Biggs (University College London)

Invited Talk: Rhydian Lewis (CEO, RateSatter.com)

10:25 – 10:55

Will crowdfunding contribute to financial development in developing countries?

Speakers:

Adalbert Winkler

Ulf Moslener

Discussant: Tania L. L. Urresta

11:15 – 11:50

Invited Talk

Bruce Davis (Managing Director, Abundance Investment)

11:50 – 12:20

More inclusive, more stable? The financial inclusion – stability nexus in the global financial crisis

Speakers:

Tania L. L. Urresta

Adalbert Winkler

Discussant: Dairo Estrada

 

12:20 – 12:50

How Does P2P Lending Fit into the Consumer Credit Market

Speakers:

Calebe de Roure (Frankfurt School of Finance)

Loriana Pelizzon (Goethe University)

Paolo Tasca (University College London)

Discussant: Adalbert Winkler

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