IB seminar announcement
February 8, 2019
Office of the Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs
Friday, February 8, 2019
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Weissman Center for International Business
International Business Seminar:
, Professor of Finance, NYU Stern School of Business
FinTech in Sub-Saharan Africa: What Has Worked Well, and What Hasn’t
Tuesday, Feb. 26 at 12.30pm
Weissman Center, 108 East 26th street, 8th floor
Lunch will be served
From: Professor Lilac Nachum, Department of Marketing and International Business
Seminar paper abstract (provided by the speaker):
The FinTech sector has begun to grow rapidly in sub-Saharan Africa. I document far greater adoption of social media, digital currency, ride sharing, and other FinTech applications in countries with a common law legal heritage compared to those with a civil law system, suggesting that legal origin plays a critical role in setting the stage for growth through entrepreneurship in the developing world. The electrical, telecom, and Internet infrastructure required for FinTech has been built out more extensively in common law countries. Financial inclusion outcomes are also better in emerging markets that have a common law heritage.
Professor Yermack’s primary research areas include boards of directors, executive compensation, and corporate finance, areas in which he has published extensively in leading academic journals in Finance, Accounting, Economics, and Law. He is a Faculty Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research and has been a Visiting Scholar at the U.S. Federal Reserve Bank. He completed his PhD in business economics at Harvard University. For more information about Dr. Yermack’s impressive background, visit here: http://www.stern.nyu.edu/faculty/bio/david-yermack
If you wish to meet the speaker in person after the seminar, please contact Professor Nachum at firstname.lastname@example.org and specify your time preferences.
I hope to have as many of you attending the seminar and look forward to a stimulating engagement (no need to RSVP – just come).
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Professor, International Business
Executives Educator and Global Business Adviser