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Financial Inclusion in Asia and Beyond
Measurement, Development Gaps, and Economic Consequences

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March 7, 2021 Forthcoming by Routledge
216 Pages 62 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

The World Bank considers financial inclusion to be an enabler for at least 7 of the 17 United Nation’s sustainable development goals (SDGs). Financial inclusion and its associated policy implications is an important issue for ASEAN. This book is an edited volume which examines the economic effects of financial inclusion. It explores issues surrounding measurement and impact of financial inclusion.

The book looks at various, salient topics and includes measurement of financial inclusion, the impact of (various indicators of) financial inclusion on development outcomes and macroeconomic volatility using aggregate data, as well as the effects of financial inclusion on poverty and development outcomes using micro data.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: The nature and landscape of financial inclusion in Asia. Tony Cavoli and Rashesh Shrestha. Chapter 2: The composition of Financial Inclusion in ASEAN and East Asia: a new hybrid index and some stylised facts. Rajabrata Banerjee and Ron Donato. Chapter 3: The Effects of Financial Inclusion on Development Outcomes: New Insights from ASEAN and East Asian Countries Rajabrata Banerjee, Ron Donato and Admasu Maruta. Chapter 4: Financial Inclusion: New Measurement and Cross-Country Impact Assessment Cyn-Young Park and Rogelio Mercado Chapter 5: Financial Inclusion and Macroeconomic Volatility in Asia. Sasidaran Gopalan, Ramkishen Rajan and Aizhan Sharipova. Chapter 6: Empowering the powerless: Financial inclusion in developing Asia and Africa.Firmin Doko-Tchatoka and Ha Trang Vo. Chapter 7: The Poverty-Reducing Effects of Financial Inclusion: Evidence from Cambodia Kimty Seng. Chapter 8: Financial inclusion and savings in Indonesia.  Rashesh Shrestha and Samuel Nursamsu. Chapter 9: Financial Inclusion, active bank accounts and poverty reduction in India. Tony Cavoli, Ilke Onur and Patricia Sourdin

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Tony Cavoli is an Associate Professor in Economics at the University of South Australia Business School. His research interests span the areas of international macroeconomics and finance; and has published widely on such topics as exchange rate regimes and monetary policies, capital flows, economic and financial integration, financial inclusion and development policy. He is currently a deputy editor of the Journal of International Commerce, Economics and Policy, and is currently on the executive board of the American Committee on Asian Economic Studies. 

Rashesh Shrestha is an Economist at the Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA) based in Indonesia. He conducts research on trade, human capital, and labour markets, and leads various projects related to economic development and integration of Southeast Asian countries. Before joining ERIA, he was an Associate Lecturer at the Australian National University. He obtained his PhD in Applied Economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.