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 23 in 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).
Please send full papers together with a binding nomination of the presenter to FinandDev2020@diw.de by February 3rd 2020. Notices of acceptance will be given by March 6th. In case of questions please do not hesitate to contact Anja Kegel at the same email address.