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 the IMTFI Edited Collection: MONEY AT THE MARGINS: Global Perspectives on Technology, Financial Inclusion and Design edited by Bill Maurer, Smoki Musaraj, and Ivan Small. Introduction available online here.
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
Bill Maurer, anthropology, via Coindesk, Aug. 28, 2018
The winners and losers in a cashless society
July 30, 2018
Bill Maurer, anthropology and law, in Barron's, July 30, 2018