Recommended articles: Digital Economy and Finance


  1. Digitalisation of money and the future of monetary policy. The digitalisation of money has the potential to change traditional structures of the financial system. This column discusses four areas in which it may have an impact, and argues that while digitalisation will not erode the importance of central banks, banks could be massively challenged by new forms of intermediation (VOX).
  2. Navigating the fintech landscape with a customer-market-competition matrix. The new framework will help leaders identify the right type of strategy to solve a financial services business problem (LSE Business Review).
  3. Payment disputes in banking: A pathway to deeper customer relationships. Transforming the dispute-resolution process can provide banks with an opportunity to solidify bonds with their customers while driving down costs (McKinsey).
  4. Blockchain beyond the hype: What is the strategic business value? Companies can determine whether they should invest in blockchain by focusing on specific use cases and their market position (McKinsey).
  5. Why Blockchain Isn’t a Revolution (Knowledge@Wharton).
  6. Replicating “Predicting the present with Google trends” by Hyunyoung Choi and Hal Varian (The Economic Record, 2012). In this paper, the author describes different ways in which one can replicate a paper and illustrate them by applying them to the study by Choi and Varian (Predicting the Present with Google Trends, The Economic Record 2012).
  7. What Twitter reveals about a company’s reputation and productivity. Evidence suggests that negative comments and complaints on social media are linked to lower firm productivity (LSE Business Review).
  8. Estimating Cyber Risk for the Financial Sector (IMF Blog).
  9. Alphabet Soup: What Does Artificial Intelligence Really Mean? (CFA Blog).
  10. Why tech markets are winner-take-all. Once a company dominates a technology market, it is almost impossible to displace (LSE Business Review).


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