Mainstreaming financial inclusion
Essex Conference on Financial Inclusion 2020
Online conference programme, Friday 6 November 2020
The 2020 Essex Conference on Financial Inclusion, organised by Essex Business School, was held as part of a major project funded by the UK-India Education and Research Initiative. The event brought together scholars from around the world, to share important research in the broad areas related to the theme of mainstreaming financial inclusion.
Welcome: Professor Thankom Arun, Principal Investigator of the UKIERI-funded project.
Opening remarks: Professor Neil Kellard, Dean of Essex Business School.
Chair: Professor Sheri Markose
Jim Vine (University of Essex) Financial inclusion in India and the UK: some comparisons.
Mais Shaban (AL-Zaytoonah University of Jordan) Cross-Country Variation in Financial Inclusion: A Global Perspective.
Rajalaxmi Kamath (IIM, Bangalore) Three decades of microlending in a South Indian town: transformations in organisations, actors, and financial flows.
P C Narayan (IIM, Bangalore) Impact of Social Progress and Social Inclusion on Financial Inclusion Outcomes - The India context.
Chair: Professor Claudia Girardone
Sheri M. Markose (University of Essex) Financial Inclusion, At What Cost? : Quantification of Economic Viability of A Supply Side Roll Out.
Udichibarna Bose (University of Essex) Financial decisions and information networks among female-headed households.
Rasheed Alrashidi (University of Essex) Access to Finance: A case study of Indian firms.
Moderator: Professor Victor Murinde, SOAS
Thankom Arun, Claudia Girardone and Sheri Markose (University of Essex). Roundtable on mainstreaming financial inclusion.