ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF FINANCE
McGill University, Desautels Faculty of Management
Katrin Tinn's research focuses on theoretical modelling, technological innovation, financial economics, information economics. Her most recent work is on FinTech: the role of crowdfunding and distributed ledger technologies (blockchain) in raising external capital and facilitating learning about future demand, and on central bank digital currency design. Her research has been published in prominent journals, such as the American Economic Review, Management Science and Journal of Economic Theory. She has also written book chapters for editions focused on alternative finance, blockchain, and digital currencies (Palgrave-MacMillan, World Scientific Publishers, and VoxEU’s e-book series).
Prior joining McGill in 2019, she worked as an Assistant Professor of Finance at Imperial College Business School, London, and has been a member of the Centre for Global Finance and Technology, and the Imperial College multidisciplinary Fintech Network. She is a member of the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR). In addition to academic positions, she has also worked in commercial banking and asset management, at the European Central Bank, the International Monetary Fund, and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development. Katrin holds a MSc in Economics from University College London and a PhD in Economics from London School of Economics.
Research interests: financial economics, information economics, applied game theory and applied probability theory.
Specific applications: technological innovation, economic growth, Fintech, quantitative trading, market microstructure and political economy.
KARTIK N, SQUINTANI F, TINN K, “INFORMATION REVELATION AND PANDERING IN ELECTIONS”, REVISE AND RESUBMIT, REVIEW OF ECONOMIC STUDIES
FRIBERG R, TINN K, MILONE M, “TRANSIT RENTS IN A GRAVITY MODEL OF TRADE”
TINN K, 2005, “EXTENT OF EQUITY MIS-PRICING AND INFORMATION COSTS”, ECB WP NO. 493
“THE ROLE OF THE BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT IN EXPLAINING THE PERFORMANCE OF COUNTRIES AND FIRMS” (2011), WITH SIMON COMMANDER. LN: GLOBALIZATION AND ECONOMIC DIVERSIFICATION, EDITOR(S):VOS, KOPARANOVA, BLOOMSBURY ACADEMIC, 2011, CHAPTER 3, PP:37-60
“DISTRIBUTED LEDGER TECHNOLOGIES AND START-UP FINANCING” (CHAPTER 2) IN THE ECONOMICS OF FINTECH AND DIGITAL CURRENCIES , EDITOR ANTONIO FATÁS:VOXEU E-BOOK AT HTTPS://VOXEU.ORG/CONTENT/ECONOMICS-FINTECH-AND-DIGITAL-CURRENCIES (2019)
“RAISING FUNDS WITH SMART CONTRACTS: NEW OPPORTUNITIES AND CHALLENGES” (CHAPTER 5), IN INFORMATION TO EFFICIENT DECISION MAKING: BIG DATA, BLOCKCHAIN AND RELEVANCE, EDITED BY KASHI R. BALACHANDRAN, WORLD SCIENTIFIC PUBLISHERS 2020
“HOW WISE ARE CROWDS ON CROWDFUNDING PLATFORMS” WITH GILLES CHEMLA, IN HANDBOOK ON ALTERNATIVE FINANCE, PALGRAVE-MACMILLAN (FORTHCOMING)
MBA FINE 691 ADVANCED TOPICS IN FINANCE 2: FINTECH
UNDERGRAD FINE 434 TOPICS IN FINANCE 1
Winter 2020, Winter 2021
Winter 2020, Winter 2021