Finance and Development

Workshop on Aspects of Financial Decision Making in Developing Countries

Financial systems have developed rapidly in many developing countries. These changes increase the need for research into their effects, especially with a focus on financial inclusion / individual responses.

To this end DIW Berlin will host a workshop in the field of “Finance and Development” to be held in Berlin on April 23in the afternoon and full day April 24,2020. The workshop will not have parallel sessions.

The keynote speaker is Emily L. Breza (Harvard University).

We ask for contributions towards the workshop with a particular focus on aspects of financial decision making in developing countries, such as:

  • Financial inclusion of households and entrepreneurs
  • Household finance in developing countries
  • Financial literacy, Microfinance, SME finance
  • Capital flows and its impact on financial inclusion

Decisions of participation will be made by the program committee, which consists of Thorsten Beck (Cass Business School), Xavier Gine (World Bank),Robert Lensink (University  Groningen), Lukas Menkhoff (DIW Berlin), Ugo Panizza (Graduate Institute Geneva) and Bilal Zia (World Bank).

In case of questions please do not hesitate to contact Anja Kegel at FinandDev2020(at)diw(dot)de. We thank for financial support by the Call for Paper Workshop “Finance and Development”

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