Co-author of “Portfolios of the Poor” to lecture on microfinance
Fri, 01/11/2013 - 10:13am
Development economist Jonathan Morduch will speak about microfinance and global poverty in two talks at UNC Asheville on Tuesday, Jan. 22.
Morduch is co-author of "Portfolios of the Poor: How the World's Poor Live on $2 a Day" (Princeton University Press, 2009) and "The Economics of Microfinance" (MIT Press, 2005 and 2010). He has worked with the United Nations and World Bank, advises global NGOs, and is the managing director of the Financial Access Initiative, a consortium of researchers focused on financial inclusion. Morduch is professor of public policy and economics at the NYU Wagner Graduate School of Public Service.
Morduch's talk, "How the World's Poor Live on $2 a Day," will take place at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22, and he will deliver a different lecture, "What Makes Microfinance Work for the Poor," at 6 p.m. on the same day. Both talks are free and open to the public at UNC Asheville's Sherrill Center, Mountain View Room.
Murdoch's appearances at UNC Asheville are sponsored by the OLLI – Osher Lifelong Learning Center – and by UNC Asheville's Economics Club. For more information, call the economics department at 828.251.6550.