Bachelor of Commerce, University of Nairobi, 1997
Master of Public Policy, George Mason University, 2008
Towards A Risk Tolerant Paradigm In Entrepreneurial Microcredit: Modeling The Case of Kenya
Thursday, July 25, 2019 10:00am-12:00am
602 Van Metre Hall, Arlington Campus
All are invited to attend.
Philip E. Auerswald, Chair
Following the United Nations declaration of 2005 as the International Year of Microcredit, international organizations began to promote a tighter regulatory and supervisory framework for the microcredit industry. In this dissertation, I review the theoretical basis of this development in light of the recent empirical findings. I explore the hypothesis that a more risk-tolerant paradigm for the microcredit industry would lead to more sustained positive impacts of microcredit. In order to do so, I utilize an integrated, dynamic, micro-macro, agent-based simulation as an ex-ante policy assessment tool. My findings suggest that that a more risk-tolerant paradigm for the microcredit industry is indeed likely to lead to more sustained positive impacts.
A copy of this doctoral dissertation proposal is available for examination from Shannon Williams, Schar School of Policy and Government. Please contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to view it or if you have any other questions.