Vighneswara Swamy is Professor and Head of the Department of Finance at IBS-Hyderabad. Previously he was associated with Institute of Economic Growth, Delhi as Senior Fellow. His teaching and research interests include financial economics, macroeconomics, and international economics. Being a passionate researcher, Prof. Swamy’s research interests include financial intermediation, financial stability, international financial flows, financial development and economic growth, financial inclusion and inclusive growth, dynamics of sovereign debt and growth, and development economics.
Prof. Swamy has published in globally reputed journals such as World Development, Journal of Financial Economic Policy, International Finance Review, International Journal of Banking and Finance, and others. He is actively involved in research-related activities as a referee for journals - Applied Financial Economics, Journal of Economic and Financial Policy, International Journal of Emerging Markets, Journal of Economics and International Finance, Journal of Economic Studies, and Journal of International Business and Economy. He has developed a customised textbook titled “Risk Management in Financial Institutions” published by McGraw Hill custom publishing. Prof. Swamy has received several awards and recognitions like SANEI Regional Research Award (South Asia) – 2015, UGC Post-Doctoral Research Award, SANEI Research Award – 2013, IIBF Macro Research Award – 2012, and SRTT Research Fellowship Award.
Inclusive finance for inclusive growth: A gender perspective
31 Jul 2015
While research has established that financial inclusion programmes lead to economic upliftment of poor families owing to the participation of women, the evidence on the impact of such programmes on women empowerment is mixed. Based on a household survey data in India, this column finds that female-headed households that participate in financial inclusion programmes gain more in terms of economic well-being, vis-à-vis male-headed households.
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