May 28, 2014

 

The US Household Finance Initiative at Innovations for Poverty Action is today introducing a new Twitter account, called @IPA_US. Contrary to what our handle might suggest, we will not be tweeting about our affinity for fragrant hops and craft breweries. Instead we’ll be tweeting about the following:

Media Coverage
April 24, 2014
February 04, 2014

January 22, 2014

 

In the real world, we often find that consumers respond differently from the ways theories predict. The more we are able to conduct rigorous research to better understand what products are most effective, the better we will be at focusing investments on those products.

Announcement
August 12, 2013
GRANT AWARDS TO PROMOTE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT OF INNOVATIVE FINANCIAL PRODUCTS SERVING LOW AND MODERATE-INCOME AMERICANS
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Jonathan Zinman, Jeremy Burke
August 01, 2013
 
On July 26, 2013, Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA)’s Financial Products Innovation Fund Working Group convened its second meeting in New York City. This meeting brought together researchers, financial institutions, policymakers, funders, and intermediaries to discuss the first round of IPA’s Financial Products Innovation Fund, plans for the next round of the Fund, and innovative financial product development opportunities.
 
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Jonathan Zinman
July 08, 2013
 
We know that saving is supposed be our best bet for planning for the future, but could smart shopping for debt be more important?  According to Jonathan Zinman, Director of IPA’s US Household Finance Initiative (USHFI), “Despite all the focus on asset management and asset-building, it seems to me that liabilities are where the money is for most American households.”
 
Media Coverage
July 03, 2013
IPA founder and president Dean Karlan is interviewed in a story on NPR's All Things Considered about the recent rise in mortgage rates.  
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April 10, 2013
 
February 18, 2013

So what if there was a credit card designed to save you money?

Media Coverage
December 20, 2012
 

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