Brian Wolfe

Assistant Professor
Finance Department

Education

PhD, Kelley School of Business, Indiana University
MBA, Williams School of Business, Xavier University
BS, University of Cincinnati

Teaching

  • Market microstructure
  • FinTech Lab

Research

  • Financial intermediation
  • Corporate finance
  • Market microstructure

Selected Publications

“Does Banking Competition Affect Innovation?” (with Jess Cornaggia, Yifei Mao, and Xuan Tian), 2015, Journal of Financial Economics, Vol. 115 (1), 189-209.

  • Conference presentations: 2013 Western Finance Association, 2012 Financial Management Association
  • Seminar presentations: Indiana University 2013

Working Papers

“Crowding Out Banks: Credit Substitution by Peer-to-peer Lending” with Jess Cornaggia (Penn State) and Woongsun Yoo (SVSU)

  • Conference presentations: FDIC Research Conference 2017, Toronto FinTech Conference 2017, FMA 2017*, Chicago Financial Institutions Conference (2018), Midwest Finance Association (2019), NY Federal Reserve Conference on FinTech (2019)*
  • Seminar presentations: University at Buffalo – SUNY, Indiana University
    * Co-Author Presented

“Do FinTech Lenders Fairly Allocate Loans Among Investors? Quid Pro Quo and Regulatory Scrutiny in Marketplace Lending” with Li-Ting Chiu (Buffalo) and Woongsun Yoo (SVSU)

  • Conference presentations: AFA Ph.D. poster session 2019*, Toronto FinTech Conference (2019)*, Financial Management Association (2019)*
  • Seminar presentations: University at Buffalo – SUNY*
    * Co-Author Presented

“Innovation at State-Owned Enterprises” with Bernardo Bortolotti (Bocconi) and Veljko Fotak (Buffalo)

  • Seminar presentations: University at Buffalo – SUNY*, Midwest Finance Association (2019)*, Financial Management Association (2019)*
    * Co-Author Presented

“The Impact of FinTech Regulation: Underpricing and Secondary Market Flipping in Marketplace Lending” with Shyam Venkatesan (Western Ontario) and Woongsun Yoo (SVSU)

  • • Toronto FinTech Conference 2017, Financial Management Association (2019)*
    * Co-Author Presented

“The Influence of Lender Portfolio Diversification on Borrower Selection during Financial Intermediary Expansion”

  • Seminar presentations: Indiana University, University of Missouri, University of Georgia, Wayne State University, Stevens Institute of Technology, University of Arizona, University of Oklahoma, the University of Colorado at Boulder, University of Cincinnati, University at Buffalo – SUNY

Professional Experience

  • 2002-08  Lyondell Chemicals Inc.  Market development Researcher and Technical Sales Support