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FIN 680/ FIN 360:
Microfinance and Small Business Financing in India
Course Outline and TimeTable

 
 

Spring 2012

 
 

Class Meeting session and Days

Topics including BB discussion for coming week

Reading Material (unless otherwise specified, chapters refer to The Economics of Microfinance)

Week 1
January 19

No class meeting  

Week 2
January 26

In-class meeting; presentation on recent Indian Economic History and implications for the future

BB discussion on Indian economic development

Introduction from Arvind Panagariya's India: The Emerging Giant (on Blackboard); Webnotes: Notes on India's modern economic history.

 

Week 3
February 2

In-class meeting; -- Adverse Selection problems and how Joint Liability Groups can resolve those problems;
BB discussion on microfinance

Chapter 1; Slides: Rethinking Banking; Chapter 2: Why Intervene in Credit Markets; Chapter 4: Group Lending

Week 4
February 9

In-class meeting; -- Moral Hazard problems and how Joint Liability Groups can resolve those problems;
BB discussion on microfinance
Hand in Probs:1-1, 1-2, 1-5, 1-7, 1-10 and 2-7.
Chapter 2: Why Intervene in Credit Markets; Chapter 4: Group Lending
Week 5
February 16
In-class meeting; going beyond joint liability groups;
BB discussion on microfinance
Hand in Probs: 4-8
Chapter 5: Beyond Group Lending

Week 6
February 23

Presentation by Tadayoshi Takemoto (Chapter 5) and
BB discussion on microfinance
Hand in Probs: 5-6 and 5-7
Chapter 5: Beyond Group Lending; Chapter 6: Savings and Insurance

Week 7
March 1

Presentation by Neilia Rookwood (Chapter 6); Shevalene Williams (Chapter 7); and Jianqiao Fan (Chapter 8)
BB discussion on microfinance
Student Presentations
Week 8
March 8
No class meeting Preparing for the trip
Week 9
March 11-16
India trip  
Week 10
March 22
No class meeting  
Week 11
March 29
Student Presentations; Rukang Li, Yunyi Liu and Chenyan Xu Student Presentations
Week 12
April 5

Student Presentations; Khalid Mazile, Di Jin and Shuting Zhang

Student Presentations

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