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Robert Cull

Lead Economist

ROBERT CULL is a lead economist in the Finance and Private Sector Development Team of the Development Research Group of the World Bank. His most recent research is on the performance of microfinance institutions, African financial development, the effects of the global financial crisis on developing economies, and the design and use of household surveys to measure access to financial services.  He has published more than twenty-five articles in peer-reviewed academic journals including the Economic Journal, Journal of Development Economics, Journal of Economic Perspectives, Journal of Financial Economics, Journal of Law and Economics, and the Journal of Money, Credit, and Banking.  He is also co-editor of the Interest Bearing Notes, a bi-monthly newsletter reporting on financial and private sector research. Prior to joining the World Bank, Bob was an economist at the U.S. Dept. of Commerce and a visiting assistant professor of economics at the University of California at Los Angeles. He has a B.A. in applied mathematics and political science from Northwestern University and holds a Ph.D. and M.S. in social science from the California Institute of Technology.

Contact Information: Robert Cull, c/o research@worldbank.org































World Bank Research Dataset

Lakner-Milanovic (2013) World Panel Income Distribution (LM-WPID)
Trade Flows and Trade Disputes dataset

World Bank working papers and publications

1 .Bank ownership and lending patterns during the 2008-2009 financial crisis : evidence from Latin America and Eastern Europe
2 .Related lending and banking development
3 .The World Bank economic review 24 (2)
4 .Banks and microbanks
5 .Microfinance tradeoffs : regulation, competition, and financing
6 .Measuring household usage of financial services : does it matter how or whom You Ask ?
7 .Does regulatory supervision curtail microfinance profitability and outreach ?
8 .Pursuing efficiency while maintaining outreach : bank privatization in Tanzania
9 .Microfinance meets the market
10 .The World Bank economic review 22 (2)
11 .Bank privatization in Sub-Saharan Africa : the case of Uganda commercial bank
12 .Formal finance and trade credit during China's transition
13 .Foreign bank participation and crises in developing countries
14 .Financial performance and outreach : a global analysis of leading microbanks
15 .World Bank lending and financial sector development
16 .Corporate governance and bank performance : a joint analysis of the static, selection, and dynamic effects of domestic, foreign, and state ownership
17 .Bank privatization and performance - emprical evidence from Nigeria
18 .The World Bank research observer 18 (1)
19 .World development report 2002 - building institutions for markets
20 .Bank lending to small businesses in Latin America : does Bank origin matter?
21 .Rapport sur le developpement dans le monde 2002 : des institutions pour les marches
22 .Informe sobre el desarrollo mundial 2002: instituciones para los mercados
23 .Does foreign bank penetration reduce access to credit in developing countries " evidence from asking borrowers
24 .Foreign bank entry - experience, implications for developing countries, and agenda for further research
25 .World development report 2002 - building institutions for markets
26 .Deposit insurance and financial development
27 .World development report 2002 - building institutions for markets
28 .World development report 2002 - building institutions for markets
29 .World development report 2002 - building institutions for markets
30 .World development report 2002 : building institutions for markets
31 .Bank privatization in Argentina : a model of political constraints and differential outcomes
32 .Ownership structure and the temptation to loot : evidence from privatized firms in the Czech Republic
33 .Provincial bank privatization in Argentina : the why, how, and "so what"?
34 .Why privatize? : the case of Argentina's public provincial banks
35 .How deposit insurance affects financial depth : a cross-country analysis
36 .Financial sector adjustment lending : a mid-course analysis