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Finance and Development

Focus Area Finance and Development

Date:20 November 2018

Below you can find a list of potential interesting topics for a master thesis for students who want to complete the Focus Area “Finance and Development” as part of the Msc Finance.  Note that all ideas need to be worked out further. Of course, this is just...

Niels Hermes is professor at the Faculty of Economics and Business of the University of Groningen

Can microfinance institutions reduce poverty?

Date:05 June 2018
Author:prof. dr. Niels Hermes

The market for micro-finance is booming and cross-border funding for micro-finance institutions (MFIs) is increasing. It is important for microfinance institutions to show their effect in reducing poverty to maintain long-term interest of investors.

Robert Lensink is a professor at the Faculty of Economics and Business of the University of Groningen

Can Business Training Reduce Poverty?

Date:22 March 2018
Author:prof. dr. Robert Lensink

Is access to finance sufficient on its own to bring people out of poverty? Or is there a need for business training to complement financial access? In a recent paper we investigated this in a large micro-finance institution, Tao Yeu May, in Vietnam.