This economics course not only explores theoretical explanations for microfinance methodology and evaluates its impacts, but also exposes students to real-world contexts for it via exposure to social entrepreneurs and guest speakers.
Shannon Mudd, visiting assistant professor of economics and coordinator of the Microfinance and Impact Investing Initiative (MI3), noticed a peace pole similar to the one outside of Chase Hall here on campus during his travels in Bangladesh.
Jeremy Golan ’09 recently returned from Cambodia, where he served in the Peace Corps, and gave advice to current student interesting in applying to the program after Haverford.
Tuesday night was the first in a series of lectures that are part of the Department of Economics’ newly created microfinance program. Sashi Selvandran of Mennonite Economic Development Associates, discussed her work helping to create small business solutions to global poverty.