Saving Billions: The Impact of Microfinance on World Poverty | Stephen DeLoach

April 7, 2015 7:15 pm
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In his 2015 Distinguished Scholar Lecture,Stephen DeLoach, economics professor in Elon’s Martha and Spencer Love School of Business, discussed the role of financial services in alleviating extreme poverty.

DeLoach suggests that international efforts to reduce poverty helped ignite what he calls the “microfinance revolution.”

He examined his research in his 2015 Distinguished Scholar Lecture, titled, “Saving Billions: The Impact of Microfinance on World Poverty.” The lecture is given annually by the recipient of the university’s Distinguished Scholar Award, which recognizes a faculty member whose research has earned peer commendation and respect, and who has made significant contributions to his or her field of study.