Finance After Hours, a teaching case developed for Power Shift 2014 and taught there by three of our most senior professors, all of whom, as it happens, came from Harvard.  The case focuses on the way informal barriers to credit for female entrepreneurs in China block formal access. It is based on research I did with Jiafei Jin, professor at the Southwestern University for Finance and Economics in Chengdu. The case is a puzzle because the bank’s lending criteria are gender neutral, yet their portfolio has few female entrepreneurs–in an environment where 73% of start ups are begun by women.

Finance After Hours