|▲ Participants are concentrating on the presentation by Yu Jae-uk, a researcher of the Korea Inclusive Finance Agency.|
Behavioral Research Institute for Social Science in Dankook University (DKU) held the policy symposium about microfinance at Glocal Industry-University cooperation Hall on April 28, 2017. Park Beom-jo, a professor at the Dept. of economics and the head of behavior science researcher center, gave a detailed of microfinance and alternative financial service for the weak and the vulnerable in the society, have been getting more and more attention. He mentioned that behavioral economic perspective on this issue will help to understand consumers and to create solutions for increasing social welfare. Also it will help developing regional economic situations, relevant to microfinance.
The symposium consisted of five presentations and overall discussion: Yu Jae-uk, a researcher of the Korea Inclusive Finance Agency, presented about the current situations about the micro financial policy and the future plans for development, presentation by Lee Kyu-bok, a researcher of the Korea Institute of Finance, was about the distinctive features of the consumers of the micro financial services. Moreover, three different researches based on the consumers, by Choi Seung-ju, a professor at the college of economics in Seoul University, Choi Seong-hi, a professor in Keimyung University and Song Jae-eun, a professor at the Dept. of Economics in DKU.