In addition to the research we support, the Consortium facilitates ongoing workshops that are designed to foster productive dialogue and scholarly progress in areas of central importance to the understanding of financial systems and poverty. Currently, there are three workshops underway. All CFSP workshop participation is by invitation only.
This workshop brings together growth and development researchers who study the effects of the financial underpinnings of economic development on production efficiency, consumption insurance, and welfare by using general equilibrium models.
This workshop brings together experts and practitioners to assess the current status of flow of funds accounts in developing countries and to enhance measurement of financial systems in a variety of target countries.
This workshop brings together experts who are interested in encouraging payment systems that greatly expand access to the financial system for poor people, to make sure these systems are secure and robust, to offer recommendations for a potentially improved, efficient overall design of payment systems and to integrate that design with optimal monetary policy and ideal regulation.
This workshop brings together specialists in Industrial Organization (IO) and forges new contexts and subjects for their techniques and research questions. It also introduces development economists to the methods and perspectives from the field of IO.