The Future of Finance

The Stevens Center is the Premier Research, Education, and Thought Leadership Institution in the World for Financial Technology.

Finance is a powerful force for good. Accelerating advances in technology are fundamentally transforming financial services and driving existential changes in business models — benefiting all. The Stevens Center is uniquely positioned at the forefront of these changes, preparing world leaders to revolutionize financial services.

We are pleased to announce The University of Pennsylvania mRNA NFT:  Vaccines for a New Era

The historic scientific breakthrough at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania that helped lead the world’s fight against COVID-19 through mRNA-based vaccines is being commemorated through a non-fungible token—a digital asset to be auctioned in July by Christie’s—that will support ongoing research at Penn.

The Stevens Center for Innovation in Finance at the Wharton School would like to thank NYDIG for serving as custodian for any bitcoin proceeds from the auction.


By engaging students, faculty, and industry, we are uniquely positioned to prepare world leaders for the future of finance.

At the Stevens Center, students bolster classroom learning with guidance from Wharton faculty and real-world insights from financial institution leaders. Faculty engage in seminal research and projects leveraging cutting-edge datasets to explore questions critical to the future of finance.





News & Events

On June 30, 2021, Sarah Hammer Served as an Expert Witness in the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations Hearing on Cryptocurrency.

Ms. Hammer had the opportunity to testify about the importance of clarity and coordination (both domestic and international) in cryptocurrency regulation.  She also shared her insights on investor protection and systemic risk.  The hearing was broadcast on C-SPAN. Read More

Stevens Center Launched

It makes Wharton the leading business school in the world with a dedicated research center focused on the fintech industry.  Read More

Fintech: Foundations & Applications of Financial Technology Specialization launched

The online course will introduce you to the fundamental building blocks of financial technologies and real-world applications through case studies of Wharton-led companies in the field.  View Course

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David Erickson
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The Stevens Center for Innovation in Finance was established with the support and partnership of 1991 undergraduate alumnus Ross Stevens, founder and CEO of Stone Ridge Holdings Group. Ross’ vision and leadership will allow Wharton to continue to innovate at the exciting and ever changing intersection of finance and technology.