Mathieu Despard

Mathieu Despard is an assistant professor at the University of Michigan School of Social Work and a faculty associate with the Center on Assets, Education, and Inclusion at the University of Kansas School of Social Welfare and the Center for Social Development at Washington University in St. Louis. He can be contacted by email at mdespard@umich.edu or followed on Twitter @DespardMat.


All Work

FAMILY-CENTERED SOCIAL POLICY
Are Banks' Entry-Level Checking Accounts Safe and Affordable?

The protections available through Dodd Frank and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau are needed now more than ever.


FAMILY-CENTERED SOCIAL POLICY
Mapping Financial Opportunity

An exploration of the distribution of mainstream and alternative financial services in the U.S.


FAMILY-CENTERED SOCIAL POLICY
Navigating Day-to-Day Finances

Preliminary understandings of whether the availability of financial services relates to households' financial health.


FAMILY-CENTERED SOCIAL POLICY
Can Post Offices Increase Access to Financial Services?

Could postal banking through the U.S. Postal Service improve the availability of safe and affordable financial services?


FAMILY-CENTERED SOCIAL POLICY
Resilient in the Midst of Financial Change

Are the densities of banks and alternative financial service providers associated with households' financial health?


FAMILY-CENTERED SOCIAL POLICY
Do Metropolitan Areas have Equal Access to Banking?

A comparison of bank, credit union, and alternative financial service densities across U.S. metropolitan areas.


FAMILY-CENTERED SOCIAL POLICY
Investing in the Future

How do the financial services available within a community prevent or enable a household to invest in the future?


ASSET BUILDING and FAMILY-CENTERED SOCIAL POLICY
Struggling to Stay Nourished in a Banking Desert

Physical bank branches in low-income communities are critical for their fiscal health.


Struggling to Stay Nourished in a Banking Desert

Terri Friedline and Mathieu Despard argue that ensuring physical bank branches are in low-income communities is critical for their fiscal he