Can Digital Loans Deliver?
Tavneet Suri, MIT Sloan School of Management
SpeakerTake Up and Impacts of Digital Loans in Kenya
Date & Time
Oct 18, 2018, 4:00-5:30 pm EDT
3240 Weill Hall735 South State Street Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Developing world lenders are taking advantage of fintech tools to create fully digital loans on mobile phones. We investigate the take up and impacts of one of the most popular digital loan products, M-Shwari in Kenya, using a regression discontinuity design. While 34% of those eligible for the loan take it, this does not substitute for other formal or informal credit. The loans improve household resilience against shocks and increase their propensity to spend on education.View details on the Ford School site