Dec 05, 2008

Professor Jonathan Morduch awarded honorary doctorate from the Universite Libre de Bruxelles

On Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2008, NYU Wagner Professsor Jonathan Morduch spoke before the Centre for European Research on "The Microfinance Promise: Banking the Next Billion," and was also recognized for his work and awarded a Doctorate Honoris Causa from the Universite Libre de Bruxelles. 

Dr. Morduch is a Professor of Public Policy and Economics at the Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service at New  York University, and the Managing Director/Lead Researcher for the Financial Access Initiative, a consortium of leading development economists focused on substantially expanding access to quality financial services for low-income individuals. Launched with a $5 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in late 2006, the Initiative is housed at NYU Wagner.

Professor Morduch is co-author of the 2005 book The Economics of Microfinance (MIT Press), which was described by Thomas Easton of The Economist as "The single best book on the economics of banking and finance, period..."

Dr. Morduch chairs the United Nations Committee on Poverty Statistics, advises Pro Mujer, and is a member of SafeSave in Dhaka. He is a member of the Editorial Board of the World Bank Economic Review and of the UN Advisors Group on Inclusive Financial Sectors.

His views on finance and development have been reported by the New York Times, The New Yorker, CNN, Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, Associated Press, and other organizations. He holds a BA from Brown and Ph.D. from Harvard, both in Economics.

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