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Beatriz Armendariz Founding Member Of Grameen Credit Agricole Microfinance Foundation

Beatriz Armendariz Founding Member Of Grameen Credit Agricole Microfinance Foundation

Beatriz Armendariz is a highly qualified individual, with vast amount of experience working as a Lecturer in several leading educational institutions. She is the Founding Member of Grameen Credit Agricole Microfinance Foundation, Paris and serves on its Board of Directors. She is also a Research Fellow and Member of the Scientific Committee for the Center for European Research in Microfinance (CERMi). Her current academic positions are Senior Lecturer in Economics at the University College London, UK (2010 to 2011), and Lecturer in Economics at Harvard University, USA (2010 to 2011).

Academic background
Beatriz Armendariz attended ITAM, Mexico to pursue her Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics (1984) and thereafter enrolled at the University of Cambridge, UK (1986) to complete her M. Phil in Economics. She also holds Ph.D in Economics from EHESS, Paris, France, with Dissertation on Foreign Debt Negotiations: An Historical and Theoretical Analysis.

Professional experience
Throughout her career, Beatriz Armendariz has held several prominent positions at different educational institutes. She served as Teaching Assistant at ITAM; as Research Officer at INEGI (Mexico); as Visiting Scholar in Economics Department of MIT, Cambridge; as Lecturer in Economics at London School of Economics; as Visiting Professor at Toulouse School of Economics (France); and as Lecturer in Economics at University College London, UK. From 2000 to 2002, she served as a Research Fellow at the Center for International Development, Harvard University, and then as Senior Lecturer in Economics at University College London, UK.

Beatriz Armendariz co-authored The Economics of Microfinance, First Edition (2005), and Second Edition (2010), with Jonathan Morduch. Her forthcoming books are The Handbook of Microfinance, with Marc Labie, and The Economics of Contemporary Latin American Economy, with Felipe Larrain. Currently, she is working on various field projects, most notably on Environmentally-friendly Rural Farming in Burundi, with Ephrem Niyongabo of Universite de Mons, Belgium. Some publications by Beatriz Armendariz are Gender Empowerment in Microfinance, joint with Nigel Roome; Peer Group Formation in an Adverse Selection Model, with Christian Gollier, The Economic Journal; Microfinance Beyond Group Lending, with Jonathan Morduch, The Economics of Transition; and more.

The Recipient of various grants and awards

In 2009, Beatriz Armendariz received Brains Back in Brussels research grant from the Government of Brussels, Belgium. In addition to this, she also won Raul Bailleres Academic Award given by ITAM Mexico, D.F., Mexico (2006-2007).

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