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2008-2009 - Elisabeth Rhyne

[Weissberg Chair]Elisabeth Rhyne is a leading expert and researcher in the field of microfinance whose research has resulted in new financial products and microfinance programs in Africa and India. She is the managing director of the Center for Financial Inclusion at ACCION International. Rhyne has published numerous articles and four books on microfinance, including Mainstreaming Microfinance: How Lending to the Poor Began, Grew and Came of Age in Bolivia (2001). She was also co-editor of The New World of Microenterprise Finance (1994), which provided the introduction to microfinance for many of the field’s current professionals.