CDE Conference 2018

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Technology and Financial Services: Finance for All?

Williams College Center for Development Economics

April 5 and 6, 2018, Williamstown, MA

All events open to the public.

 [Download Printable Conference Schedule Here]
 [Download Program with Speaker Bios Here]

Thursday, April 5
Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall

8:00 PM: Arvind Panagariya, Columbia University, “Financial Technology, Inclusion, and Development: The Case of India.”

Friday, April 6
Griffin Hall, Room 3

9:00 AM: William Jack, Georgetown University, “Mobile Money: Gender and Poverty Impact.”

9:45 AM: Jon Robinson, UC Santa Cruz and Co-Scientific Director, Digital Credit Observatory, “Mobile Money in Malawi.”

10:30 AM: Coffee Break

10:45 AM: Xavier Gine, The World Bank, “Use of Biometrics in Developing Countries.”

11:30 AM: Paul Niehaus, UC San Diego, “General Equilibrium Effects of (Improving) Public Employment Programs: Experimental Evidence from India.”

12:15 PM: Lunch Break

1:45 PM: Liliana Rojas-Suarez, Center for Global Development, “Policy Principles for Expanding Financial Access.”

2:30 PM: Margaret Miller, The World Bank, “Fintech and Financial Development: Lessons from Around the World.”

3:15 PM: Coffee Break

3:30 PM: Dean Karlan, Northwestern University, “The Promise of Digital Finance.”