Journal of Legal, Ethical and Regulatory Issues (Print ISSN: 1544-0036; Online ISSN: 1544-0044)


Regulatory Technology (RegTech) Research: A Bibliometric Analysis of Current Literature

Author(s): Ishtiaq Ahmed Bajwa, Shabir Ahmad, Ali Murad Syed, Tarig Khidir Eltayeb

Following the global financial crises of 2008, the regulatory environment and technology have changed the landscape of financial markets, services, and institutions. RegTech or the use of regulatory technology is at the core of this change. Although the field is relatively young, the research volume has significantly grown in the past few years creating a need for mapping out the field. In this study, we conducted a bibliometric analysis of RegTech literature. We used the Web of Science database to extract the relevant high-quality studies. The data is analyzed using the HistCite, Biblioshiny, and VosViewer software. We found that the USA, UK, and China are the main contributing countries in RegTech research, whereas the institutions like London School of Economics, Harvard University, and Kings College London are the leading institutions. The ‘Journal of Banking Regulation’, and ‘Technological forecasting, and social change’ have been the main destinations for publishing RegTech research. This article provides further analysis of influential authors, keyword co-occurrences, and RegTech research clusters in addition to discussing the implications, and future research direction.

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