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Leora Klapper

Lead Economist


LEORA KLAPPER is a Lead Economist in the Finance and Private Sector Research Team of the Development Research Group at the World Bank. Since joining the Bank as a Young Economist in 1998, she has published on entrepreneurship, access to finance, corporate governance, bankruptcy, and risk management. Her current research focuses on entrepreneurship and household finance, and measurements of financial inclusion.  Prior to coming to the Bank she worked at the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, the Bank of Israel, and Salomon Smith Barney. She holds a Ph.D. in Financial Economics from New York University Stern School of Business.

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World Bank Research Dataset

Deposit Insurance around the World: A Comprehensive Database
Policies and Institutions that Promote Saving: module 1 (National saving)

World Bank working papers and publications

1 .Measuring the effectiveness of service delivery : delivery of government provided goods and services in India
2 .Making it easier to apply for a bank account: a study of the Indian market
3 .Financial inclusion and inclusive growth : a review of recent empirical evidence
4 .Saving for old age
5 .The Global Findex Database 2014 : measuring financial inclusion around the world
6 .New firm registration and the business cycle
7 .Civil conflict and firm performance : evidence from Cote d'Ivoire
8 .Financial inclusion and the role of the post office
9 .Islamic finance and financial inclusion: measuring use of and demand for formal financial services among Muslim adults
10 .The role of private equity investments in public firms : international evidence
11 .Financial inclusion and legal discrimination against women : evidence from developing countries
12 .The foundations of financial inclusion : understanding ownership and use of formal accounts
13 .The World Bank research observer 27 (2)
14 .Incentivizing calculated risk-taking :evidence from an experiment with commercial bank loan officers
15 .Financial inclusion in Africa : an overview
16 .Measuring financial inclusion : the Global Findex Database
17 .Financial literacy and the financial crisis
18 .Financing businesses in Africa : the role of microfinance
19 .Financial literacy and retirement planning : the Russian case
20 .Patterns of business creation, survival and growth : evidence from Africa
21 .Trade credit contracts
22 .The impact of business environment reforms on new firm registration
23 .The challenges of bankruptcy reform
24 .The impact of the financial crisis on new firm registration
25 .Trade credit contracts
26 .The impact of the business environment on the business creation process
27 .Market power and the matching of trade credit terms
28 .Taxation and capital structure : evidence from a transition economy
29 .Entrepreneurship and firm formation across countries
30 .A firm-level analysis of small and medium size enterprise financing in Poland
31 .Corporate governance and bank performance : a joint analysis of the static, selection, and dynamic effects of domestic, foreign, and state ownership
32 .The role of factoring for financing small and medium enterprises
33 .American Depositary Receipts (ADR) holdings of U.S. based emerging market funds
34 .A survey of government regulation and intervention in financial markets
35 .Financing small and medium-size enterprises with factoring: global growth and its potential in eastern Europe
36 .Business environment and firm entry : Evidence from international data
37 .Further evidence on the link between finance and growth : an international analysis of community banking and economic performance
38 .Portfolio preferences of foreign institutional investors
39 .The global growth of mutual funds
40 .Small and medium size enterprise financing in Eastern Europe
41 .Bankruptcy around the world - explanations of its relative use
42 .Corporate governance, investor protection, and performance in emerging markets
43 .The ability of banks to lend to informationally opaque small businesses
44 .The uniqueness of short-term collateralization
45 .Resolution of corporate distress - evidence from East Asia's financial crisis

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