After considering many highly qualified applicants, we are excited to introduce 2019 CFI Research Fellows Dan Kleinbaum and Larry Reed. As all participants in the CFI Research Fellows Program have done since its genesis in 2015, the new group will examine important – but different – questions in financial inclusion. Kleinbaum will focus on how application programming interfaces (APIs) can support small financial service providers (FSPs) to partner with fintechs to reach the underserved, while Reed will explore the incentives facing banks when they attempt to serve the recipients of government welfare and related programs profitably.
Take a moment to learn about the fellows’ planned research below. For more information, tune in to a webinar on February 7 — “Meet the 2019 CFI Fellows: Making APIs and G2P Payments Work for Financial Inclusion” — when the Fellows will provide a preview of their research and the motivations behind it.