PIFS-Harvard Law School: Retail Payment Systems Conference


  • How do retail payment systems actually create value?
  • What have been the key productive innovations in the retail payment system in the last decade? Are the use of mobile payment and digital money among them?
  • What are the policy grounds for state intervention in the payment systems and do
    such interventions produce unintended, undesirable consequences?
  • What are the risks for global interoperability posed by a lack of coordinated national regulation and state interventions in the operations of retail payment systems?

The event was sponsored by MasterCard and co-hosted by PIFS.

Panelists, Speakers and Moderators:

  • Yussur Abrar, African Development Bank
  • Francisco Burelli, Innovalue
  • Bob Chakravorti, The Clearing House
  • Massimo Cirasino, International Bank for Reconstruction Development (World Bank)
  • Peter Ehmke, Edgar Dunn
  • Joel Feinberg, Sidley Austin
  • Alan Frankel, Coherent Economics
  • Ben Fung, Bank of Canada
  • Geoffrey Gerdes, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
  • Benjamin Geva, Osgoode Hall Law School, Toronto
  • Tim Jones, Nest UK
  • Ronald Mann, Columbia University School of Law
  • Geoffrey Manne, International Center for Law & Economics
  • Hal S. Scott, Harvard Law School
  • Bjorn Segendorf, Sveriges Riksbank
  • Francisco Tur Hartmann, European Central Bank
  • Ather Williams III, Bank of America Merrill Lynch