Lessons of capital account management from emerging economies for African low income countries

By Ayse|March 13, 2019|Events, News|0 comments

Speaker: Professor Stephany Griffith-Jones, Financial Markets Director, Initiative for Policy Dialogue, Columbia University (part-time); Emeritus Fellow, Institute of Development Studies at the University of Sussex; and Research Associate at Overseas Development Institute (ODI), London.   Chair: Victor Murinde, AXA Professor in Global Finance, SOAS University of London Time: Wednesday, 13th March 2019, 13:00-15:00 Venue: S314, SOAS University of London (Paul Webley Wing)

The relevance of Islamic microfinance for social entrepreneurship and market inclusiveness: a global comparison with conventional microfinance

By Ayse|March 7, 2019|Events, News|0 comments

Speaker: Robert Lensink, Professor of Finance and Financial Markets, University of Groningen Chair: Victor Murinde, AXA Professor in Global Finance, SOAS University of London Time: Wednesday, 6th March 2019, 13:00-15:00 Venue: S314, SOAS University of London (Paul Webley Wing)   Abstract With a newly conducted survey, this study constructs a data set of Islamic and conventional microfinance institutions (MFIs). Specifically, it identifies 101 Islamic MFIs operating globally, in both Islamic and non-Islamic countries.

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Critical Reappraisal of Sovereign Debt Sustainability for Economic Development of Low Income Countries

By Ayse|February 20, 2019|Events, News|0 comments

peaker: Machiko Nissanke, Emeritus Professor of Economics, SOAS University of London Chair: Victor Murinde, AXA Professor in Global Finance, SOAS University of London Time: Wednesday, 20th February 2019, 13:00-15:00 Venue: S314, SOAS University of London (Paul Webley Wing)   Abstract Drawing in part on my chapter in the forthcoming Palgrave Handbook of Development Economics, I present a critical reflection on how to secure sovereign debt sustainability for economic development of LICs. My seminar talk is set

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From Prof Joseph Tanega

By Ayse|February 6, 2019|Events, News|0 comments

How is the shadow banking market working? The creation of payment platforms? Payment platforms are not banks. But, how does the law protect savers? Here are the explanations from Prof Joseph

Prof. Christine Oughton participated as a Plenary Session speaker at the Annual Conference of The Kenya Institute for Public Policy Research and Analysis (KIPPRA)

By Ayse|June 28, 2018|Events|0 comments

Prof. Christine Oughton was an invited Plenary Session speaker at the Annual Conference of The Kenya Institute for Public Policy Research and Analysis (KIPPRA), 5-7 June 2018, Nairobi and presented a paper on “Financial Instruments for Mitigating and Coping with Climate Disaster Risk”  

Prof. Njuguna Ndung’u appionted as the new AERC Executive Director

By Ayse|April 29, 2018|News|0 comments

Congratulations to Prof. Njuguna Ndung’u for his appoinment as the new African Economic Research Consortium (AERC) Executive Director effective September 1, 2018. Prof. Njuguna Ndung’u is a member of the International Advisory Group (IAG) of the ESRC Inclusive Finance Project under Centre for Global Finance. Njuguna Ndung’u is the immediate former Governor of the Central Bank of Kenya (CBK), where he served for two 4-year terms as required by law, from 2007 to 2015. Prior to

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Prof. Robert Lensink awarded a Royal Decoration

By Ayse|April 29, 2018|News|0 comments

Congratulations to Prof. Robert Lensink on receiving a Royal Decoration – Officer of the Order of Orange-Nassau for his work related to developing countries, in particular Africa. Prof. Robert Lensink is our CGF research partner on the ESRC Inclusive Finance Project. He is Professor of Finance and Financial Markets at the Faculty of Economics and Business at the University of Groningen (80%) and Professor of Finance and Development in the Development Economics Group at Wageningen

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