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.
- 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.
- PAID: Tales of Dongles, Checks, and Other Money Stuff edited by Bill Maurer and Lana Swartz.
Teaching about money's origins--and its possible cryptographic futures--with Proto-cuneiform
February 12, 2019
Bill Maurer, anthropology and law, via guest post with the Crews Project
Maurer receives grant to study AI in finance
February 7, 2019
Research, funded by Capital One, aims to shine light on responsible use of artificial intelligence in the finance industry