About Katrin Tinn

Assistant Professor of Finance
Dr Katrin Tinn is an Assistant Professor of Finance at Imperial College Business School. Her research focuses on applied theory in technological innovation, financial economics, information economics. Her particular research interests include interaction between financial markets and innovation, financing innovation, economic growth, Fintech, and quantitative trading. Her most recent work is on reward-based crowdfunding, and on smart financing contracts on Blockchain. Her research has been published in the American Economic Review.

In addition to academic positions, she has also worked in commercial banking and asset management, the European Central Bank, the International Monetary Fund, and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development.

Dr Tinn holds a BSc in Economics from Tallinn Technical University, a BA in Art from Estonian Academy of Art, a MSc in Economics from University College London and a PhD in Economics from London School of Economics. Her research focuses on applied theory and her research interests include financial economics, rational expectations, economic growth, technological innovation, information imperfections in financial markets, the relationship between equity markets and aggregate economy, trading incentives of financial institutions, asset market anomalies, international finance and trade, and the role of imperfect information in elections. Her research has been published in the American Economic Review, the top peer-reviewed journal in Economics.