URBANST Innovations in Microcredit and Development Finance
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Innovations in Microcredit and Development Finance
School of Humanities & Sciences
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[ Academia ] [ Litigation ] [ Regulatory & Policy ] as a Relevant Course outside SLS for those interested in Poverty Law : Socio-economic factors play a significant role in an individual's access to justice. Students interested in a public interest career should consider taking 1 or more courses that considers the politics of development, whether in urban centers in the U.S. or in developing countries. This course on micro-finance focuses on an important tool increasingly being used to help alleviate poverty in developing countries.
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The role of innovative financial institutions in supporting economic development, the alleviation of rural and urban poverty, and gender equity. Analysis of the strengths and limits of commercial banks, public development banks, credit unions, and microcredit organizations both in the U.S. and internationally. Readings include academic journal articles, formal case studies, evaluations, and annual reports. Priority to students who have taken any portion of the social innovation series: URBANST 131, 132, or 133. Recommended: ECON 1A or 1B.
Course Style: A Substantive course teaches the law, theory, and policy in a particular area of law