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Past Events

Financial Inclusion

DCO Panel: Evidence on the Impacts of Digital Credit

Online   |   past event  |  Oct 25 2021

Digital credit often uses machine learning and ‚Äúalternative‚ÄĚ big data sources, such as mobile phone usage, to generate credit scores and distribute loans to consumers in an instant, automated, and remote fashion. Are these products distributing loans to low-income and financially underserved...

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Welfare Impacts of Digital Credit: Results from a Randomized Evaluation in Nigeria

Online   |   past event  |  Sep 08 2021

On September 8th, CEGA’s Digital Credit Observatory (DCO) hosted Welfare Impacts of Digital Credit: Results from a Randomized Evaluation in Nigeria as part of the DCO Webinar Series. Researchers Joshua Blumenstock (UC Berkeley; DCO Scientific Director), Daniel Björkegren (Brown), and Suraj Nair...

Financial Inclusion

Digital Credit Speed and Repayment Rates in Mexico

Online   |   past event  |  Feb 01 2021

On February 1st, CEGA’s Digital Credit Observatory (DCO) hosted Digital Credit Speed and Repayment Rates in Mexico as part of the DCO Webinar Series. Alfredo Burlando (University of Oregon)and Silvia Prina (Northeastern) presented preliminary results from the DCO-funded project, Slowing Down...

Financial Inclusion

Digital Credit: Filling a hole, or digging a hole? Evidence from Malawi

Seminar   |   past event  |  Sep 18 2020

On September 18th, CEGA's Digital Credit Observatory (DCO), as part of the DCO Webinar Series, hosted "Digital Credit: Filling a hole, or digging a hole? Evidence from Malawi." Jonathan Robinson (University of California, Santa Cruz; DCO Scientific Director), Pascaline Dupas (Stanford), and...

Financial Inclusion

Fintech and Household Resilience to Shocks: Evidence from Digital Loans in Kenya

Seminar   |   past event  |  May 06 2020

On May 6th, 2020 CEGA’s Digital Credit Observatory (DCO) hosted a webinar with Prashant Bharadwaj: Fintech and Household Resilience to Shocks: Evidence from Digital Loans in Kenya. CEGA Affiliate Prashant Bharadwaj (University of California, San Diego) presented joint work with William Jack and...

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