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New financial technologies in China and Brazil and their implications for inclusive economic growth
Publisher: Institute for Technology and Society of Rio (ITS Rio)
Author: Laís Bueno Sachs
Yenching Academy | Contemporary Chinese Studies
During the last decade, a whole new set digital technology has been spread in the financial world and transformed it. Digital Wallets, Electronic Payment Systems, Digital cash, Cryptocurrencies, for instance, are affecting the way entire societies deal with money and investments. China and Brazil, in this context, are not exceptions. Indeed, both the Chinese and the Brazilian economies are under intense transformation as a result of the rise of these new digital technologies applied to the financial sector.
In pursuance of a better understand of the digital economic environments that are emerging in these countries, this dissertation discusses the following research questions:
i. “Do new financial technologies boost Inclusive Economic Growth in developing countries?” and
ii. “What are the major factors affecting the adoption of these new financial technologies?
After discussing these two questions, it is hoped that some insights can be provided lightning up how the implementation of new financial technologies – electronic payment platforms in special – can contribute for Inclusive Economic Growth. In other words, it is aimed that this dissertation will bring new information and qualitative analysis of the relation between economic growth, economic inclusiveness and new digital financial technologies.
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