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NYU REYNOLDS Expert Advisors


Director of Financial Access Initiative
Reynolds Expert Advisor in Microfinance
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Morduch has taught at NYU since 2000, where he is a Professor of Public Policy and Economics. He is a Director of the Financial Access Initiative, a consortium of leading researchers focused on finance and development. His co-authored 2005 book, The Economics of Microfinance (MIT Press), is described by Thomas Easton of The Economist as: "The single best book on the economics of banking and finance, period…"

Morduch's ongoing work on social investment, financed by the Ford Foundation, applies insights from the modern theory of corporate finance to develop new understandings of the limits and possibilities of markets and philanthropy. He is currently chair of the United Nations Committee on Poverty Statistics; advises Pro Mujer and the Grameen Foundation; and is a member of the Editorial Board of the World Bank Economic Review and of the UN Advisors Group on Inclusive Financial Sectors.

Morduch's views on finance and development have been reported by the New York Times, The New Yorker, CNN, Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, Associated Press, and other organizations. He holds a BA from Brown and Ph.D. from Harvard, both in Economics.