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.
- "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.
CBDC field research insights
March 8, 2023
Bill Maurer, UCI anthropologist and Institute for Money, Technology and Financial Inclusion director, weighs in
How ChatGPT is more like Bart Simpson than credit unions
February 21, 2023
Bill Maurer, anthropology, explains in this blog post for Filene