Jonathan Morduch "How the World’s Poor Live on $2 a day"Jonathan Morduch "How the World’s Poor Live on $2 a day"http://www.haverford.edu/calendar/details/163352Chase Auditorium2011-03-29T18:00:002011-03-29T19:30:00
March 29, 6:00PM–7:30PM
Economics Distinguished Visitor
One-half+ of the World's People live at less than U.S. $2 a day How is this possible when income is sporadic yet we must eat every day?
Morduch, Professor at NYU and managing director of Financial Access Initiative, researches microfinance, social investment, and the economics of poverty. He is co-author of Portfolios of the Poor: How the World's Poor Live on $2 a Day (Princeton 2009) and The Economics of Microfinance (MIT Press 2005, 2nd edition 2010). He will speak on his research looking at how poor households survive on incomes below the international poverty line, and the ways that microfinance may help them better manage their situations.
Morduch has been chair of the United Nations Committee on Poverty Statistics and been a member of the UN Advisors Group on Inclusive Financial Sectors. He advises Pro Mujer and the Grameen Foundation and is a member of SafeSave in Dhaka.
Sponsored by the Department of Economics, the Center for Peace and Global Citizenship and the Distinguished Visitors Program
The Department of Economics cordially invites to you to tea outside Chase Auditorium at 5:30.
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