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Jonathan Morduch

Professor, NYU

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Jonathan Morduch is Professor of Public Policy and Economics at the Wagner Graduate School of Public Service at New York University. Morduch’s research focuses on poverty and finance. His current work studies the financial lives of low-income families in the United States, a focus that extends the approach of Portfolios of the Poor: How the World's Poor Live on $2 a Day (Princeton 2009).
Morduch is the co-author of The Economics of Microfinance (MIT Press 2010) and Economics, an introductory text from McGraw-Hill. He is a coeditor of Banking the World: Empirical Foundations of Financial Inclusion (MIT Press).

Morduch is also a founder and Executive Director of the NYU Financial Access Initiative. He has taught on the Economics faculty at Harvard, and has held visiting positions at Stanford, Princeton, Hitotsubashi University and the University of Tokyo. Morduch received a BA from Brown and a Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard. He was awarded an honorary doctorate from the Free University of Brussels for his work on microfinance. In 2016-17, Morduch is at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, focusing on the economics of social business.