Conversations and Empirical Evidence in Microfinance

Conversations and Empirical Evidence in Microfinance

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Microfinance is regarded as a lynchpin in private sector solutions to a host of complex social challenges, from child labor, education, and women's rights, through to sustainable local economic development. The principle of self-help through capital accumulation in the US inner city looks similar to that of a Peruvian slum, and as practice has grown, so has the research. Conversations and Empirical Evidence in Microfinance is a curated conversation from a comprehensive review of the published literature, and is supported by theory and evidence from a wide range of disciplines such as philosophy, finance, public policy, and entrepreneurship. Contents:The Extant Theoretical and Empirical Literature in Microfinance (Phillip H Phan)Microfinance as Cooperation between Private Property and Collective Action to Reconnect Consumption and Societal Development (Bernard Paranque)Endogenous Fragility in Microfinance: Evidence from India (CAcline Gimet and Thomas Lagoarde-Segot)The Microfinance Investment Horizon: Navigating between Social Mission and Profit Making (Hilda Eitzen) Readership: Graduate students and researchers in the field of microfinance. Key Features:Provides a comprehensive literature review of the field and serves as an excellent reference for researchers in the fieldDemonstrates an econometric approach to investigating the phenomenon at a national levelProvides a method for policymakers to properly understand the pros and cons of the phenomenonFirst book to provide a philosophical explanation for the existence of and way to view the microfinance phenomenon as an institutional form, rather than a natural product of human endeavorKeywords:Microfinance;Microfinancial Institutions;Social Capital;Economic Development;Bottom-of-the-Pyramid;Entrepreneurship;Oversupply;Globalization;Minsky Hypothesis;Financial BubblesAvailable online at: 2011/07/weathering-the-storm_cen- ... Guide to Building, Analyzing and Managing a Portfolio of Impact Investments, J.P. Morgan, Global Social Finance Research.

Title:Conversations and Empirical Evidence in Microfinance
Author: Phillip Phan
Publisher:World Scientific - 2014-07-10

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