Pushkar Maitra

Professor of Economics at Monash University, Australia.

Overcoming barriers to Women’s Leadership at the Village Level

Tarun Jain, Assistant Professor of Economics and Public Policy at the Indian School of Business; Lata Gangadharan, Professor of Economics at Monash University in Australia; Pushkar Maitra, Professor in the Department of Economics at Monash University in Australia and Joseph Vecci, a PhD student in the Department of Economics, Monash University in Australia based on their field experiment conclude that …

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Agent Intermediated Loans: A New Approach to Microfinance

With evidence growing that traditional microfinance may not be offering the expected poverty alleviation benefits, it may be time to consider alternative approaches to microcredit, suggest Professors Pushkar Maitra, Sandip Mitra, Dilip Mookherjee, Alberto Motta and Sujata Visaria. In this article, they describe the results of their experiment with Agent Intermediated Lending, an approach that seeks to make microcredit work …

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