Program IFIN

Monday, 12 September 2016 - Room 4, Via G. Capponi 9, Florence, Italy

Time Topic Presenter
13:00 – 13:30 Registration
Main Program
13:30 – 13:50 Welcome, short introduction of the PROFIT project and IFIN workshop Anna Satsiou (CERTH)
13:50 – 14:40 Keynote Speech "The Web and the Challenge of Financial Literacy" Steve Schifferes (City University London)
14:40 – 15:00 What do people expect from a financial awareness platform? Analysis of the online survey results Aikaterini Katmada (CERTH)
15:00 – 15:20 A reputation-based incentive mechanism for a crowdsourcing platform for financial awareness Anna Satsiou (CERTH)
15:20 – 15:40 On the prediction of the direction of Eurostoxx Ioannis Praggidis (DUTH)
15:40– 16:00 Advanced Analysis of Financial News Corpora Artem Revenko (SWC)
16:00 – 16:30 Coffee Break
16:30 – 16:50 Interviews with experts from FEBEA member organizations regarding the benefits
of a financial awareness platform – Analysis of the results
Georgios Panos (Univ. of Glasgow)
16:50 – 17:10 Divergence of sentiment and stock market trading Antonios Siganos (Univ. of Glasgow)
17:10 – 17:30 Financial literacy and attitudes to redistribution Mirko Moro (Univ. of Stirling)
17:30 – 17:50 Financial literacy and attitudes to devolution Robert Wright (Univ. of Strathclyde)
Roundtable Discussions Session
17:50 – 18:50 Interactive Roundtable Discussions with workshop participants All - Moderator: Georgios Panos (Univ. of Glasgow)
18:50 – 19:00 Closing Anna Satsiou (CERTH)

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Prof. Steve Schifferes
Professor of Financial Journalism
City University London

Professor Schifferes, Director of the Financial Journalism MA at City, has a wide-ranging background in business and finance journalism, both for television and online. Professor Schifferes was economics correspondent for BBC News Online, co-ordinating coverage of the credit crunch, the Asian financial crisis, the Enron scandal, and the launch of the euro. He reported from the USA during the sub-prime crisis, the Iraq war and the Obama election and from Bangalore, Shanghai and Detroit on globalisation and its discontents. Previously he was a television producer for programmes including On the Record and the Money Programme (BBC) and Weekend World (LWT) as well as a documentary film maker (Breadline Britain, Fortune, and The Making of Modern London for LWT).

Professor Schifferes has lectured around the world on the role of the media in the financial crisis, including Tsinghua and Fudan Universities (China); Mumbai University (India); Columbia and North Carolina (USA); Helsinki (Finland) and Cologne (Germany). He has also done training and consultancy for the International Labour Organisation in Turin, for BBC News, and for the Oxford Internet Institute summer school at Harvard. Professor Schifferes was a BBC Reuters Fellow at Oxford University in 2006, and a Knight-Bagehot Fellow at Columbia School of Journalism in 1993-4. He was educated at Harvard and Warwick Universities, where he was a National Merit Scholar and a National Science Foundation Fellow.

Keynote Address Abstract: "The Web and the Challenge of Financial Literacy"