Workshop “Financial inclusion of households and entrepreneurs in developing countries”

DIW Berlin

Workshop “Financial inclusion of households and
entrepreneurs 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 26 in the afternoon and full day April 27, 2018. The workshop will not have parallel sessions.

The keynote speaker is Shawn Cole (Harvard Business School).

We ask for contributions towards the workshop with a particular focus on“financial inclusion”:
- 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), Martin Brown (University St.Gallen), 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 by February 4th 2018. Notices of acceptance will be given by March 1st. In case of questions please don’t hesitate to contact Anja Kegel at the same email address.



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Berlin , Germany