The impact of microfinance on alleviating poverty amongst the world’s poor has been widely acknowledged. Today innovations in the field have helped expand its reach even further. Some of the new frontiers now being addressed by microfinance are female empowerment, environmental sustainability, and education.
Dean Karlanis Professor of Economics at Yale University and has done extensive research on the impact of microfinance. Professor Karlan’s research focuses onmicroeconomic issues of poverty, specifically employing experimental methodologies to examine what works, what does not, and why. He focuses on microfinance program design internationally, and voting and charitable giving behavior domestically.
Date:Monday, April 27thTime: 4:15 pm
Location: PAC 001