RESEARCH ACTIVITY: Big data and financial market in the EU and the US: risks and opportunities for financial inclusion
The research program will explore, from the EU/US comparative perspective of financial inclusion or risks of exclusion/detriment for consumers, the potential risks and benefits of big data for citizens. The underlying question is whether regulators should take action in this area and, if so, what should be done to keep a balance between protecting users and allowing innovation.
The project discusses the role and usage of big data in the retail financial markets of the European Union and the US in the context of the economic theories, policies, and law within which they work. Across Europe, for example, there is no common practice of using the personal data of consumers in the area of financial services, which can be exploited for several purposes. Likewise, in the US the use of personal data in retail financial services is subject to very different models and rules (if any) vis-à-vis the EU.
TEACHING ACTIVITY - The Fulbright lectureship will be held in Law and Economics seminars with regards to international profile (total: 30 hours of lessons) in :
1. Second cycle degree in Financial Market and Institutions (5 hours per week, total 10 hours of lessons, 2 weeks of lessons); class size: 50 students
2. Second cycle degree in Law and Economics (5 hours per week, total 10 hours of lessons, 2 weeks of lessons); class size: 30 students
3. PhD Programme in “European law” and in “Sociology and Social research” (5 hours per week, total 10 hours of lessons, 2 weeks of lessons); class size: 15 students
The syllabus for all the seminars will be prepared by the scholar and will be related with the research of the Fulbright.
Other activities: Master’s Thesis tutor or mentoring.