Timothy Ogden

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Urban Planning

Timothy Ogden is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Urban Planning of NYU’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service. He is also Managing Director of the Financial Access Initiative, a research center focused on financial services for low-income households housed at NYU-Wagner, and of the US Financial Diaries project; and a senior fellow of the Aspen Institute’s Financial Security Program. Tim writes and speaks frequently on topics of financial inclusion, financial services innovation, social investment and philanthropy. Ogden serves as a director of Sona Partners, a contributing editor of Alliance Magazine, vice-chairman of GiveWell and as president of the BBS Foundation. He has developed and edited more than 20 books, and is co-author of Toyota Under Fire. His most recent book is Experimental Conversations, a collection of interviews of leading economists on the use of randomized control trials in development economics and is currently working on Financial Inclusion: What Everyone Needs to Know.