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Predicting the future of digital currency

A recent survey found that Canada has the most cashless economy in the world, with most consumers using the credit card system. Professor Katrin Tinn joined CTV News Montreal to share her insights on the potential for the Bank of Canada to approve other forms of digital currencies, such as Bitcoin.

Published: 15 Jul 2021

The pros and cons of digital currency

Professor Katrin Tinn weighs in on the ongoing debate about the sustainability of digital currency in Canada. In her view, consumers would benefit from a more up-to-date understanding of their spending habits, and the lending process could be streamlined. But the picture isn’t entirely rosy. Adopting digital currencies presents an inevitable security risk.

Published: 8 Jul 2021

Building the digital currency space

Professor Katrin Tinn is at the forefront of the effort to reimagine Canada’s monetary backing system.

With the right innovations in central bank digital currencies, she believes, everything from paying taxes to earning income as an independent artist could become more reliable and more efficient.

Published: 17 Jun 2021

Patrick Augustin, Associate Professor of Finance, awarded Canada Research Chair in Macrofinance and Derivatives

Professor Patrick Augustin’s research program seeks to foster our understanding of financial markets and public institutions, focusing on sovereign and corporate credit risk, insider trading, and new financial technologies. As these subjects are fundamental to the stability of financial markets and modern economic society, the proposed research is instrumental in guiding public policy design.

Published: 16 Jun 2021

Volmageddon and the Failure of Short Volatility Products

Authors: Patrick Augustin, I-H. Cheng and L. Van den BergenPublication: Financial Analysts Journal, Forthcoming; First published online May 20, 2021Abstract:

Published: 8 Jun 2021

The future of ETF regulation

Professor Patrick Augustin provides an expert perspective on questions surrounding the regulation of a Bitcoin-traded fund (ETF) proposed by VanEck Associates Group. While the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) deliberates, it runs the risk of making space for a digital shadow finance industry to emerge, says Augustin.

Published: 13 May 2021

When sovereign debt becomes a problem

Professor Patrick Augustin and three other North American economists are ringing an alarm bell about the increasing risks associated with heavy borrowing at the state level. In their recent study of 30 developed countries and 30 U.S. states, they measure the effect of the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic on the borrowing costs of governments.

Published: 28 Apr 2021

Trust, Collaboration, and Economic Growth

Authors: Jiro Kondo, D. Li, and D. Papanikolaou

Publication: Management Science, Volume 67, Issue 3, March 2021, Pages 1825-1850.Abstract:

Published: 24 Mar 2021

Rogers purchases Shaw, erases competition

Following its $26 billion acquisition of Shaw, Rogers has been criticized for eliminating regional competition. If the sale is approved by the Trudeau government, the company would become the second-largest telecom provider in Canada.

Professor Paul Beaumont joins the conversation to discuss the continuing importance of keeping the telecom industry competitive.

Published: 18 Mar 2021

Professor Katrin Tinn proposes unique design for digital currency

Professor Katrin Tinn recently teamed up with Professor Christophe Dubach from the Faculty of Engineering to propose a new design for the Bank of Canada’s digital currency. By protecting the identity and transactions of individual spenders, their design would address ongoing privacy and compliance concerns with Central Bank digital currency (CBDC).

Published: 22 Feb 2021

Learning Through Crowdfunding

Authors: G. Chemla and Katrin TinnPublication: Management Science, Volume 66, Issue 5, May 2020, Pages 1783-1801.Abstract:

Published: 9 Feb 2021

Desautels professor lends expertise to Exchange Traded Funds (ETF) study

One of Wall Street’s least-known trading companies, Jane Street has quietly become a global market-maker. With a niche in the world of exchange traded funds (ETFs), the company was well-positioned to weather the COVID-19 crisis. Professor Sebastien Betermier recently entered the conversation with a new report that connects fixed-income ETFs to market liquidity during the pandemic.

Published: 5 Feb 2021

Small investors change the game, but it won’t last

Earlier this month, a Reddit-driven investor coup sent shockwaves through the market as heavily shorted stocks skyrocketed in price. Professor Mo Chaudhury weighs in on the mania, attributing the rising number of new investors to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Published: 5 Feb 2021

Investors anticipate low-carbon economy

As the renewable energy sector grows in leaps and bounds; pension funds, banks, investment companies, and insurance companies are waking up to the risk of devaluation in fossil fuel investments.

Published: 19 Jan 2021


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