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Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program Catalog of Awards

9511-IT

Fulbright Lectureship in Law and Economics at the University of Bologna

Italy
Europe and Eurasia

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Award Details
Grant Activity

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.

In addition to being a prestigious academic exchange program, the Fulbright Program is designed to expand and strengthen relationships between the people of the United States and citizens of other nations and to promote international understanding and cooperation. To support this mission, Fulbright Scholars will be asked to give public talks, mentor students, and otherwise engage with the host community, in addition to their primary activities‎.
Grant Length
Three to six months
Grant Dates

Grant must begin in February 2020.

Locations

University of Bologna, Faculty of Economics, Management and Statistics, Department of Sociology and Business Law.

 

Flex Option
No
Discipline Type
Please see Specializations below
Disciplines
Economics
Law
Specializations

Credit and financial services law; insolvency; financial inclusion; privacy and data protection (big data).

Special Features

Collaboration with the Department research center of studies on SMEs; Conference, open to the city and stakeholders on topics of the Fulbright.

Access to library facilities, office space with personal computer, to University of Bologna computer network and access to Department facilities (multimedia lab and libraries).

Access to the University Museum Network: A coordinated network of 13 museums (including the Palazzo Poggi Museum) that protects and promotes the University’s historical and artistic assets.

Access to the Collegio Superiore: The Collegio Superiore provides supplementary, highly qualifying training courses with a strong interdisciplinary focus for students admitted on a merit basis. This excellent training is enriched by meetings and seminars held by Italian and international academics, as well as by exchanges with other European schools of excellence.The Fulbright Lecturer will be certainly invited to attend Collegio Superiore initiative, as well as to give a seminar in this center of excellence. The Fulbright Lecturer will benefit from this high-profile international environment and related cross-fertilization initiatives with the possibility to cooperate with international academics coming from all over the world.

Access to the Institute of Advanced Studies: The Institute selects PhD students, PhD graduates, and high-profile academics from all over the world who are invited to Bologna by the University professors. It promotes the exchange of ideas and knowledge at an international level, constitutes a meeting point for Italian and international academics. The Fulbright Lecturer will benefit from this high-profile international environment and related cross-fertilization initiatives with the possibility to cooperate with international academics coming from all over the world.

 

Number of Grants
One
Activity
Teaching/Research
Category
Core (Open to all levels of scholars, including early career)
Degree Requirements
Ph.D. (or other terminal degree) required
Application Deadline
Closed
Program Staff
Michelle Bolourchi
Outreach and Recruitment Analyst
Phone: 
202-326-7753

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