Micro-finance: beyond friends, family, and fools | Season 3 | Episode 5
In this episode, Caroline Glackin and Michael Barbera discuss micro-finance, micro-loans, and human behavior. Microfinance, also called microcredit, is a type of banking service that is provided to unemployed or low-income individuals or groups who otherwise have no other access to financial services. While institutions participating in the area of microfinance are most often associated with lending, many offer additional services, including bank accounts and micro-insurance products, and provide financial and business education. Ultimately, the goal of microfinance is to give impoverished people an opportunity to become self-sufficient.
Dr. Caroline Glackin is on the faculty at UNC Fayetteville State University where she serves as a Direct Selling Education Foundation Fellow and Sam Walton Fellow. She graduated Bryn Mawr College (A.B., economics), The Wharton School (MBA, entrepreneurial management), and the University of Delaware (Ph.D., Urban Affairs, and Public Policy).She publishes on access to microloan capital, the potential for behavioral economics to inform understanding of the borrowing process, and the role of savings as a proxy for credit history. Dr. Glackin published research on entrepreneurial finance courses and the range of pedagogies in entrepreneurial finance education. She co-authored texts with NFTE founder Steve Mariotti entitled Entrepreneurship, 4e and Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management, 2e. Dr. Glackin was the Executive Director of a U.S. Treasury certified Community Development Financial Institution and was the Director of the Delaware State University’s Center for Enterprise Development. She served as co-chair of the Governor’s (Delaware) Task Force for Financial Independence.
Caroline Glackin Email: [email protected]
Privacy & Cookies Policy
Necessary cookies are absolutely essential for the website to function properly. This category only includes cookies that ensures basic functionalities and security features of the website. These cookies do not store any personal information.
Any cookies that may not be particularly necessary for the website to function and is used specifically to collect user personal data via analytics, ads, other embedded contents are termed as non-necessary cookies. It is mandatory to procure user consent prior to running these cookies on your website.