Microfinance 2.0 - Group Formation & Repayment Performance in Online Lending Platforms During the U.S. Credit Crunch



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Microfinance 2.0 - Group Formation & Repayment Performance in Online Lending Platforms During the U.S. Credit Crunch
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Microfinance 2.0 examines the role of reputation-based intermediaries on the world’s largest peer-to-peer online lending platform. This marketplace as well as other recently opened lending websites allow people to auction microcredit over the Internet and are in line with the disintermediation in financial transactions through the power of enabling technologies. To mitigate severe information asymmetries in anonymous online transactions, the platforms allow lenders to delegate the screening of potential borrowers and the monitoring of loan repayments to designated group leaders. Thilo Klein provides an in-depth study into the mechanisms of these credit information networks and critically assesses their potential to ease access to finance for the credit-constrained during the US credit crunch.
The author

About the author

Thilo Klein is currently a Ph.D. Student at the University of Cambridge, United Kingdom.
His research interests focus on microfinance innovations in both developing and developed countries. This book is a compilation of his research at the Max-Planck Institute of Economics in Jena, Germany, which won him a Best Thesis Award from the University Meets Microfinance Project.
Additional Information

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Delivery time 2-3 Tage / 2-3 days
Author Thilo Klein
Number of pages 108
Language English
Publication date Oct 1, 2010
Weight (kg) 0.2000
ISBN-13 9783838201184