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. It is a leading research center on the consumer side of financial technology--everything from mobile money to AI-driven alternative credit scoring. We focus on the everyday use and implications of these new technologies: how people engage, refuse, modify, hack, and share them, and how they in turn influence people's understandings of money, value, justice, even faith. Read on here.
- Picturing Financial Security - An Abrazar, UCI and PhotovoiceWorldwide Collaborative Exhibit on ArtSteps, blogpost write-up here.
- "Mapping the Intermediate: Lived Technologies of Money and Value", special themed JCE issue by guest editors Mrinalini Tankha and Ursula Dalinghaus
- MONEY AT THE MARGINS: Global Perspectives on Technology, Financial Inclusion and Design edited by Bill Maurer, Smoki Musaraj, and Ivan Small. Introduction online.
L.A. might ban cashless businesses. Here's what's at stake
August 22, 2023
Bill Maurer, anthropology, Los Angeles Times, Aug. 23, 2022
Your guide to promissory notes
August 14, 2023
Bill Maurer, anthropology and law, U.S. News & World Report, Aug. 14, 2023