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Libra, Bitcoin & Co. – Determinants of Non-cash Payments and Alternative Money: New Vierteljahrshefte zur Wirtschaftsforschung 4/2020 published

Publication of February 18, 2021

Crypto currencies are booming. Data collection by Fintecs and other internet based companies isreality. Non-cash payments are common in many countries. Financial literacy is getting more andmore important for the economic life and understanding of transactions. The transformation of the monetary system towards more non-cash payments was part of this dynamic response to the necessary reduction of personal contact due to COVID-19. All in all this DIW Vierteljahrshefte is addressing one of the hottest topics in recent times.

The quarterly journal is published by Duncker & Humblot.

The issue contains the following articles:

  • Dorothea Schäfer, Mechthild Schrooten and Armin Varmaz
    Editorial: Libra, Bitcoin & Co–Determinants of Non-cash Payments and AlternativeMoney
  • Steffen Günther, Christian Fieberg and Thorsten Poddig
    The Cross-Section of Cryptocurrency Risk and Return
  • Mechthild Schrooten and Armin Varmaz
    Determinants of non-cash payments in the Eurozone: Culture matters
  • Katharina Riebe
    Determinants of Financial Literacy Among German Students–An EmpiricalAnalysis
  • Nermin Varmaz
    GDPR vs. Big Data & AI in FinTechs
  • Pauline Affeldt and Ulrich Krüger
    You Are What You Pay–Personal Profiling with Alternative Payment Data and theData Protection Law
Dorothea Schäfer
Dorothea Schäfer

Research Director Financial Markets in the Macroeconomics Department