Finance Specialization

Conversations in Public Service with US Trust's Linda Franciscovich.

Conversations in Public Service with US Trust's Linda Franciscovich.

Linda Franciscovich, a managing director and manager of Philanthropic Advisory Services at U. S. Trust, will be the featured speaker at the next Conversations in Public Service, to be held Friday, April 30, at 8:30am. If you are interested in participating, send an e-mail to annie.pennola@nyu.edu with your name, degree, specialization, year of graduation, and a short statement indicating your career interests and reasons for wishing to attend (so that Dean Schall can introduce you at the event). The deadline to submit this e-mail is Friday, April 23rd at 5 pm. We will notify the students who have been selected by Tuesday, April 27th.

Denison Published in the <i>Municipal Finance Journal</i>

Denison Published in the Municipal Finance Journal

Assistant Professor Dwight Denison�s paper, �How Conservative Are Municipal Investment Practices in Large Cities?� was published in the Municipal Finance Journal [(2002) Vol. 23, (#1 Spring) pp 35-51] based on his research findings about the investment practices of urban cities which found that the array of investments that are permissible for the investment of idle cash balances has expanded in the last decade as a result of strained fiscal resources, and that within the expanded array the investments most frequently utilized are those generally perceived as low-risk.

Does Financial Literacy Alone Lead to Good Financial Decisions?

Does Financial Literacy Alone Lead to Good Financial Decisions?

NYU Wagner Professor Jonathan Morduch and Public Service Fellow Barbara Kiviat have written a fascinating paper on financial literacy for the McGraw-Hill Research Foundation, entitled "From Financial Literacy to Financial Action."

The paper examines how financial know-how, seen as a tool important to the success of micro-lending strategies in developing countries, can be utilized to help people "turn financial aspirations into meaningful actions" and "develop and stick to concrete financial plans."

Morduch is a professor of public policy and economics at NYU Wagner and the managing director of the Financial Access Initiative (FAI), where Kiviat offers a blog post about  the full white paper. She is a David Bohnett Public Service Fellow at Wagner and a research associate at the Financial Access Initiative.

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