Beatriz Armendariz – A Lecturer In Economics
Beatriz Armendariz – A Lecturer In Economics • Beatriz Armendarizis 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); & 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, & then as Senior Lecturer in Economics at University College London,UK.
Beatriz Armendariz – The Recipient Of Various Grants And Awards • Beatriz Armendariz is an exceedingly knowledgeable individual who has received several titles & accolades. She has also earned praise and numerous awards in her lifetime. She was honored with research grants & academic awards by Belgian and Mexican institutes. Beatriz Armendariz also likes to read books of writers belonging to different parts of the globe. She has also worked as a visiting professor at Brussels in Belgium and at Massachusetts Institute of Technology at Cambridge in USA. In 2009, Beatriz Armendariz received “Brains Back in Brussels” research grant from the Government of Brussels, Belgium. She also won Raul Bailleres Academic Award” given by ITAM Mexico, D.F., Mexico (2006-2007).
Publications • Beatriz Armendariz co-authored The Economics of Microfinance, First Edition (2005) & 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.
Co-Authored The Economics Of Microfinance, First Edition (2005) • Beatriz Armendariz has significantly contributed in a large number of publications. She co-authored The Economics of Microfinance, First Edition (2005), and Second Edition (2010), with Jonathan Morduch. Apart from this, along with Ariane Szafarz, she has made a significant contribution in the paper, “Microfinance Mission Drift?” This paper highlights the poorly understood phenomenon in microfinance which is often referred to as a “mission drift”, i.e. a tendency reviewed by several microfinance institutions to extend larger average loan sizes in the process of scaling – up.