IMTFI Welcome to the Institute for Money, Technology & Financial Inclusion (IMTFI). Established in 2008, the Institute is housed in the School of Social Sciences at the University of California, Irvine. Its mission is to support research on money & technology among the world's poorest people. We create a community of practice & inquiry into the everyday uses & meanings of money, as well as the technological infrastructures being developed as carriers of mainstream & alternative currencies worldwide. Browse & Sort database of projects HERE with advanced search.

*Featuring NEW book: PAID: Tales of Dongles, Checks, and Other Money Stuff edited by Bill Maurer and Lana Swartz; LISTEN to 10/27/17 book interview on Money Life with Chuck Jaffe.

Forthcoming (Feb 2018) IMTFI Edited Collection: MONEY AT THE MARGINS: Global Perspectives on Technology, Financial Inclusion and Design edited by Bill Maurer, Smoki Musaraj, and Ivan Small

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