Describes how China is in the lead in transforming finance for the digital age
This book is the product of a joint research project between economists at the National School of Development, especially the affiliated Institute of Digital Finance, at Peking University and at the Brookings Institution. It investigates the impact of financial technology on job creation, income distribution, and consumer welfare in China. It also examines larger systemic issues such as monetary policy, stability of the banking sector, and international trade and payments.
To be sure, this book is a very timely contribution to our understanding of the fintech sector in China. It maps out the development trajectories of a broad range of fintech categories, from payment and loans to investment and wealth management. In the meantime, it provides a rich set of data sources and metrics for evaluating the fintech economy. If the innovators and regulators in China have enabled the world’s largest and fastest-changing fintech market, this book includes some of the most significant models and lessons drawn from this arena. It is thus a valuable reference for financial innovation in the global context.