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Awaiting a theory of the “Team”

COVID-19 is catalyzing changes in how companies do business: more online, remote, more ad hoc, more fluid and task-oriented.  I think one consequence will be that law professors will have to grapple with revamped theory of business associations.   For much of … Continue Reading

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Great chat with central bankers on CBDCs at DC Fintech Week

DC Fintech Week 2020 is a wrap, and this week I’m doing a bit of a victory lap thinking through some of the interesting conversations I was honored to participate in and watch. And in that vein I’m thankful to … Continue Reading

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Looking forward to interview with Atlanta Fed’s Bostic

I’m looking forward to joining the Fintech South conference next week to moderate a fireside chat with Raphael Bostic, the President of the Atlanta Federal Reserve. The event will draw experts from around the country, and our conversation will focus … Continue Reading

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Brookings to release my study on Black regulators

I’m absolutely delighted that Brookings will be publishing my study on (the absence of) Black financial regulators, and hosting a forum on the topic with a range of participants including Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee Maxine Waters, Minnesota … Continue Reading

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Digital Dollar Projects Should Go In Big on Inclusion

In the fintech community, financial inclusion isn’t usually a question about whether it’s needed, but is instead about which one of a growing number of technologies is best suited to achieve it — or will be first out the gate … Continue Reading

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Happy 90th, BIS!

I have the wonderful occasion of contributing to the BIS’s new book, Promoting Global Monetary and Financial Stability, The Bank for International Settlements after Bretton Woods, 1973-2020.  The collection of essays are designed to highlight the significant role in the … Continue Reading

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A Shrinking Fintech Ecosystem?

Big companies are, by their very nature, usually better suited to survive economic crises. When economies go into recession, capital markets tend to freeze up as banks and other financial institutions become skeptical (and scared) of lending money to firms. … Continue Reading

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New Slides on Care Act Funding for Gig Workers

Davis Polk has released some of the best slides I’ve seen geared towards walking gig workers through the CARES Act. Worth a look for anyone counseling those in need. The CARES Act for Gig Workers and Those Who Work for … Continue Reading

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Fintech Should Play a Role in Saving Small Business

At least that what the panelists said in a Virtual Town Hall conducted in partnership with CQ Roll Call, FintechPolicy.org and Georgetown’s Law and Business Schools.  The Conversation was elaborate, ad hoc, but powerful, with interesting insights from fintech firms … Read More

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Fintech Risks, and Potential, in the Age of Coronavirus

The chaos wrought by the novel coronavirus is sure to upend companies big and small, in every industry, and fintech is no exception. Still, even in the face of unprecedented turmoil, the sector could yet prove helpful in getting the … Continue Reading

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