FinTech, Financial Inclusion and Sustainable Growth

Paper 1: Does demutualization of stock exchange improve market quality? International evidence
Speaker:  Isaac Otchere, Carleton University, Canada

Paper 2: National development banks, access to finance, employment creation and private sector development in Africa
Speaker:  Léonce Ndikumana, University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA

Paper 3: Commodity exchanges and the impact of “Finance” on small holder farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa
Speaker: Yaw Nyarko, New York University, USA

Paper 4: Finance and entrepreneurship in Sub-Saharan Africa
Speaker:  Panicos Demetriades, University of Leicester, UK

Paper 5: Financial inclusion, women’s empowerment and fertility trends in Kenya
Speaker:  Maren Duvendack, University of East Anglia, UK

Paper 6: Credit information sharing and loan default in developing countries: the moderating effect of banking market concentration and national governance quality
Speaker:  Samuel Fosu, De Montfort University, UK

Paper 7: Does financial training and consumption information via mobile application technology promote financial inclusion?
Speaker:  Leonard Wantchekon, Princeton University, USA

Paper 8: Does microcredit increase aspirational hope? Evidence from Sierra Leone
Speaker:  Robert Lensink, University of Groningen, Netherlands

Paper 9: Modelling opportunity cost effects in money demand due to openness
Speaker:  Sophie Van Hullen, SOAS University of London, UK

Paper 10: Let’s take the bias out of econometrics
Speaker:  Duo Qin, SOAS University of London, UK

Paper 11: Inclusive finance, financial education and livelihood activities of households in Ghana
Speaker:  Mohammed Amidu, University of Ghana, Ghana

Paper 12: Kenya interbank market: a network analysis
Speaker:  Ye Bai, Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, China

Paper 13: Analysis of the segmentation of the interbank money market in Zambia
Speaker:  Jonathan Chipili, Bank of Zambia, Zambia

Paper 14: Do interbank interest rates reflect the financial soundness of borrowing banks?
Speaker:  Thomas Bwire, Bank of Uganda, Uganda

Paper 15: Aid and exchange rates in Sub-Saharan Africa: no more Dutch disease? 
Speaker:  Oliver Morrissey, University of Nottingham, UK

Paper 16: Cross-border banking and credit cycles
Speaker:  Issouf Soumaré, Laval University, Canada

Paper 17: Capital flows and productivity in Africa: the angel is in the details
Speaker:  Stephany Griffith-Jones, Institute of Development Studies, UK

Paper 18: The impact of mobile money use on poverty: household evidence from Ghana
Speaker:  Christopher Green / Ahmad Hassan Ahmad, Loughborough University, UK

Paper 19: The network structure of the Malawi interbank market: implications for liquidity distribution and contagion around the banking system
Speaker: Esmie Kanyumbu, Reserve Bank of Malawi, Malawi

Paper 20: Fellowship amongst peers: an analysis of the interbank lending market
Speaker:  Anosi Ikimalo, SOAS University of London, UK

Paper 21: Institutional environment and the microstructure of the interbank market in Uganda
Speaker:  Martin Brownbridge, International Advisory Group (Inclusive Finance Project)

Paper 22: Did post-crisis bank bailout reforms enhance financial resilience?
Speaker:   Victor Murinde, SOAS University of London, UK

Paper 23: Confidence, financial inclusion and sustainable economic growth
Speaker:  Reinhard Bachmann, SOAS University of London, UK

Paper 24: Sovereign wealth fund in Japan
Speaker:  Yoshikatsu Shinozawa, SOAS University of London, UK

Paper 25: Do Chinese cities benefit from co-agglomeration between manufacturing firms and advanced producer services
Speaker:  Hong Bo, SOAS University of London, UK

Paper 26: Does offering micro-savings affect the financial performance of microfinance institutions?
Speaker:  Chi Vu, University of Birmingham, UK

Paper 27: Cost of capital and directors’ reputation
Speaker:  Tolulola Lawal, SOAS University of London, UK

Paper 28: How has the rise of pan-African banks impacted on bank stability in WAEMU?
Speaker:  Désiré Kanga, SOAS University of London, UK

Paper 29: Impact of asset size on performance and outreach using panel quantile regression with non-additive fixed effects
Speaker:  Sandra Kendo, Neoma Business School, France

Paper 30: Stock market speculation in China: an accelerator of financial inclusion
Speaker:  Eric Girardin, Aix-Marseille University, France

Paper 31: A survey of literature on financial literacy and financial behaviour: Is there a gender gap?
Speaker:  Maryam Sholevar, SOAS University of London, UK

Paper 32: Diffusion of fintech, financial inclusion and income per capita
Speaker:  Christine Oughton, SOAS University of London, UK

Paper 33: Financial literacy and online shopping decisions: evidence from urban China
Speaker:  Alessandra Guariglia / Lin Tian, University of Birmingham, UK

Paper 34: How does financial inclusion affect sustainable growth and sustainable reduction in income equality and poverty 
Speaker:  Ayse Demir, SOAS University of London, UK

Paper 35: Network infrastructure, mobile financial technologies and financial inclusion: Micro-spatial evidence from rural Nigeria
Speaker:  Kayode Odusanya / Morakinyo Adetutu, Nottingham Trent University, UK

Paper 36: Psychological and social motivations in microfinance contracts: theory and evidence (contact Dr Meng Xie at to download paper)
Speaker:  Junaid Arshad, University of Bologna, Italy 

Paper 37: Finance, gender and entrepreneurship: evidence from the 2016 FinScope Consumer Survey Burkina Faso
Speaker:  Abbi Kedir, University of Sheffield, UK

Paper 38: Corruption and banks profitability: understanding sustainable financial inclusiveness in the ECOWAS Region
Speaker:  Kemi Yekini, University of Nottingham, UK