Academic Year 2023/2024

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course, the student is familiar with the regulatory public intervention implemented at European and national level on the subject of Financial Technologies - Fintech as well as the extreme current relevance of the new environmental, social and governance factors (Environmental, Social and Governance - ESG) outlined by the United Nations in financial investments.
During the course, the single technological market for financial services and the role played by platforms will be analyzed, as well as automated consulting; particular attention will be paid to new technologies for business financing and payments in the Fintech era.
The course will also devote specific attention to investments according to environmental, social and governance (ESG) criteria which represent new and primary investment criteria that guide the action of investors towards an economically efficient and sustainable global financial system.

Course contents

General introduction on the international and European legal framework for the digital single market and for sustainable investments.

With reference to the digital market, will be studied the public regulation of the evolution of the banking and financial market in connection with the evolution of digital technologies. Particular attention will be paid to investigating the impact that the digital sector generates on businesses (in particular on SMEs) and on the market.

With reference to sustainable investments, the international regulatory framework of reference will be analyzed with particular attention to the 2030 Agenda, ESGs, and the consequent European public architecture defined for sustainable investments.

The last lessons will be dedicated to the presentation of the papers. The topics of these papers will be defined during the first lesson.


M.T. Paracampo (a cura di), Introduzione ai profili giuridici di un mercato unico tecnologico dei servizi finanziari, ultima edizione, Giappichelli.

Bertarini Beatrice, Il finanziamento pubblico e privato dell'European Green Deal: la tassonomia delle attività economicamente ecosostenibili e la proposta di regolamento europeo sugli european green bonds [https://cris.unibo.it/handle/11585/878587], «AMBIENTEDIRITTO.IT», 2022, 2022, pp. 529 - 545 [articolo]

Further material can be suggest during lessons.

Final List of readings will be distribute at the end of the course.

Teaching methods

Frontal lessons.

Assessment methods

Oral Exam

The final grade will be based upon:

30% final exam

50% paper

20% class participation

Evaluation criteria:

18-23: the student has sufficient preparation and analytical skills, spread however, over just few topics taught in the course, the overall jargon is correct

24-27: the student shows and adequate preparation at a technical level with some doubts over the topics. Good, yet not to articulate analytical skills with the use of a correct jargon

28-30: Great knowledge about most of the topics taught in the course, good critical and analytical skills, good usage of the specific jargon

30L: excellent and in depth knowledge of all the topics in the course, excellent critical and analytical skills, excellent usage of specific jargon.

Teaching tools

Power point presentation

Office hours

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Industry, innovation and infrastructure Climate Action

This teaching activity contributes to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN 2030 Agenda.