Essays about: "financial inclusion"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 75 essays containing the words financial inclusion.

  1. 1. MOBILE MONEY AS A FINANCIAL INCLUSION TOOL FOR POVERTY REDUCTION A cross-country analysis of low- and middle-income countries

    University essay from Göteborgs universitet/Statsvetenskapliga institutionen

    Author : Emma Grimme Hallberg; [2019-02-12]
    Keywords : mobile-money; financial inclusion; poverty; technology; cross-country analysis; low-income countries; middle-income countries;

    Abstract : This thesis aims to examine if mobile money can act as a financial inclusion tool to reduce poverty levels in low- and middle-income countries. In contrast to the majority of the literature within its research field, this thesis observes the relationship on an aggregate cross-country level instead of using data on an individual or household level, in order to fully examine the impacts on national poverty levels. READ MORE

  2. 2. Risk-adjusted Earned Value and Earned Duration Management models for project performance forecasting

    University essay from Blekinge Tekniska Högskola/Institutionen för industriell ekonomi; Blekinge Tekniska Högskola/Institutionen för industriell ekonomi

    Author : Ilektra-Georgia Apostolidou; Georgios Karmiris; [2019]
    Keywords : Project monitoring; Project forecasting; Financial risk; Earned Value Management; Earned Duration Management; Schedule Performance Index; Duration Performance Index; Cost performance Index; Program Performance Index; Risk Coefficient; Risk-adjusted Schedule Model; Risk-adjusted Cost Model; Risk-adjusted Man-hours Model; Statistical Analysis; Decision Support System;

    Abstract : Project control is essential to ensure that the investment on a project is providing the intended benefits and is valuable to the customers. Previous methods offer project performance monitoring and forecasting tools, but they lack accuracy and the associated techniques omit the project financial risk (any unplanned event that has an impact on schedule and budget); the main factor of project failure. READ MORE

  3. 3. The Swedish Value Premium and Disasters: The Missing Piece of the Puzzle?

    University essay from Handelshögskolan i Stockholm/Institutionen för finansiell ekonomi

    Author : Majed Habash; David Öhlund; [2019]
    Keywords : The Value Premium; Disasters; Time-varying Risk;

    Abstract : This paper examines the value premium puzzle in Sweden for the period 2002 - 2016 and attempts to explain the puzzle by accounting for time-varying risk exposure with the inclusion of a proxy for financial disasters risk. The value premium is one of the most persistent financial anomalies and the reasons for its existence have been a hot topic for debate over the past years, with more recent research suggesting that it is a form of compensation for higher exposure to harsh economic downturns, or disasters. READ MORE

  4. 4. What Mechanisms drive the first-day Return of IPOs?

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Nationalekonomiska institutionen

    Author : Anton Lindström; [2019]
    Keywords : IPOs; Asymmetric information; Underpricing; Industry and VC-backing.; Business and Economics;

    Abstract : The mechanisms behind the positive first day market-adjusted return of IPOs on the American and Canadian markets is examined from 2000 through 2018. A set of financial variables is tested as well as the industry-specific effect and the effect of being venture capital backed. READ MORE

  5. 5. ESG investing in the Eurozone : Portfolio performance of best-effort and best-in-class approaches

    University essay from Umeå universitet/Företagsekonomi; Umeå universitet/Företagsekonomi

    Author : Kajsa Andersson; Simon Mårtensson; [2019]
    Keywords : ESG; sustainable finance; sustainable investing; portfolio performance; risk-adjusted returns; abnormal returns;

    Abstract : The last decades have seen a rapid increase of sustainable investing, also known as ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) investing. There has also been an increasing body of academic literature devoted to whether investors can gain any financial benefits from taking ESG under consideration. READ MORE