Jonathan Morduch is Professor of Public Policy and Economics at New York University’s Wagner Graduate School of Public Service. His research focuses on poverty and financial access. He is Managing Director of the Financial Access Initiative (http://www.financialaccess.org) and is co-author of The Economics of Microfinance (MIT Press, 2005) and Portfolios of the Poor (Princeton University Press, 2009). Morduch chairs the U.N. Steering Committee on Poverty Statistics and is a member of the U.N. Advisors Group on Inclusive Financial Sectors, among other advisory roles. He has taught on the Economics faculty at Harvard University, and has held fellowships or visiting positions at Stanford, Princeton, and the University of Tokyo. Morduch received his Ph. D. in Economics from Harvard.