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
- 2020 CONSUMER FINANCE RESEARCH METHODS TOOLKIT by Erin B. Taylor and Gawain Lynch.
- MONEY AT THE MARGINS: Global Perspectives on Technology, Financial Inclusion and Design edited by Bill Maurer, Smoki Musaraj, and Ivan Small. Introduction online.
Can Russian oligarchs hide their wealth with crypto? Analysis and advice for regulators from a finance expert
March 15, 2022
Bill Maurer, professor of anthropology and law, weighs in, courtesy of New World Notes
Campus and community collaborators
March 9, 2022
UCI researchers and Orange County United Way hope to team up on an experimental pilot focused on county's diverse, underserved population