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
Exposing digital extremism
May 31, 2018
Understanding the 'weaponization' of social media is the first step, says UCI professor and dean Bill Maurer
Bill Maurer, anthropology, in the Inquirer, March 29, 2018