Financial Inclusion and Fintech
Mar
25
to Mar 26

Financial Inclusion and Fintech

  • Paul Webley Wing, SOAS University of London (map)
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Financial inclusion has emerged as a major policy agenda in many developing and developed countries with the aim to increase access to formal financial services. In particular, households with lower incomes and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) experience financial exclusion. This results in underinvestment in human capital, health and capital stock, diminishing economic growth. Financial technology (Fintech) promises to enhance financial inclusion offering technological solutions that reduce information asymmetry (e.g. rating systems), transaction costs, and the need for intermediation (e.g. peer-to-peer lending platforms). Will these innovations eliminate financial constraints? Is there a future without banks? Can new technologies promote sustainable investment?

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Seminar - Lessons of capital account management from emerging economies for African low income countries
Mar
13
1:00 PM13:00

Seminar - Lessons of capital account management from emerging economies for African low income countries

  • S314 (Paul Webley Wing), SOAS University of London (map)
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Speaker: Professor Stephany Griffith-Jones, Financial Markets Director, Initiative for Policy Dialogue, Columbia University (part-time); Emeritus Fellow, Institute of Development Studies at the University of Sussex; and Research Associate at Overseas Development Institute (ODI), London.

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Inclusive Finance and Growth
Jan
25
9:00 AM09:00

Inclusive Finance and Growth

  • School of Business and Economics, Sir Richard Morris Building, Central Park (map)
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This workshop will feature 14 papers from the DFID-ESRC research project – ‘Delivering Inclusive Financial Development and Growth’. In addition, this workshop is specially dedicated to a member of the research team of the project – Professor Christopher J. Green (Loughborough University).

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