Workshop “Finance and Development“

Financial systems have developed rapidly in many developing countries. These changes increase the need for research into their effects in developing countries, especially with a focus on individual responses. To this end DIW Berlin will host a workshop on the topic of “Finance and Development” to be held in Berlin on May 4 in the afternoon and full day May 5, 2017. The workshop will last 1.5 days and there will be no parallel sessions. We ask for contributions towards the workshop with a particular focus on, but not exclusive to:

– Household finance in developing countries
– Individual responses to changes in financial institutions
– Financial literacy
– Microfinance
– Financial inclusion
– SME finance
– Capital flows and its impact on SME finance

Decisions of participation will be made by the program committee, which consists of Laura Alfaro (Harvard Business School) also providing the keynote address, Thorsten Beck (Cass Business School), Martin Brown (University St.Gallen), Robert Lensink (University Groningen), Lukas Menkhoff (DIW Berlin), Ugo Panizza (Graduate Institute Geneva) and Bilal Zia (World Bank). Please send full papers together with your name and affiliation to by February 5th 2017. Notices of acceptance will be given by March 2nd. In case of questions please don’t hesitate to contact Anja Kegel at the same email address.