Global Political Economy
PhD Researcher in Global Political Economy (ESRC +3)
Department of Social & Policy Sciences, University of Bath
Start date: September 2016
Research topic: The challenge of promoting effective financial inclusion: an investigation of the factors that lead to active use of financial services and improved livelihoods
The objective of my research is to investigate the factors affecting use, in particular their social and cultural dynamics. In particular to understand, how social, economic and demographic factors like gender, income level, religion, caste, etc. interact with the use of bank accounts and other financial services. The results will give insights on the bottlenecks and factors responsible for a low level of financial service use in developing countries.
Research supervisors: Dr Susan Johnson (Bath), Dr Malcolm Fairbrother (Bristol)