The Future of
Financial Technology

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.

The Stevens Center Unveils App Made For Teens, By Teens

There are plenty of apps that can calculate college loan debt, but a new one from Wharton’s Stevens Center for Innovation in Finance is different right down to its digital DNA. It’s X-factor is this: the app is built by high school students, for high school students.

After working with Wharton students, School faculty, staff, and professional partners for more than a year, about 35 juniors and seniors who are interns at the Center developed an app that helps college-bound kids — just like them — figure out the real costs of higher education. From researching the inputs to writing code to designing the interface for the free app, it is the Center’s teenage students who put in the work, and the app is slated to launch in early 2024.


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.





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Philly high schoolers develop easy app to help predict the true cost of college

Finiverse, a project out of Wharton’s Stevens Center, supplements what students said was a lack of resources in Philadelphia public schools. Read the full article on

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

Learn about the Stevens Center’s Launch

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

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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.