Essays on political economy of finance and fintech

Haikun Zhu

Research output: ThesisDoctoral Thesis

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This thesis consists of two chapters in political economy of finance and one chapter in FinTech. My central interest is to study the interaction between socioeconomic stability and financial activities of corporations and financial institutions. The first chapter focuses on whether economic shocks trigger labour unrest and fuel political extremism. The second chapter provides an analysis as to how state-owned firms use internal funds to address sudden social unrest events. The final chapter investigates if new peer-to-peer (P2P) lending technology undermines macroprudential regulation and adds risk to financial stability.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • Tilburg University
  • Driessen, Joost, Promotor
  • Braggion, Fabio, Co-promotor
  • Manconi, Alberto, Co-promotor
Award date29 Jun 2018
Place of PublicationTilburg
Print ISBNs978 90 5668 564 5
Publication statusPublished - 2018


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