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Asli Demirguc-Kunt, Director of Research 
Asli Demirgüç-Kunt
Email Asli Demirgüç-Kunt at ADemirguc-Kunt@worldbank.org
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ASLI DEMIRGÜÇ-KUNT is the Director of Research in the World Bank. After joining the Bank in 1989 as a Young Economist, she has held different positions, including Director of Development Policy, Chief Economist of Financial and Private Sector Development Network, and Senior Research Manager, doing research and advising on financial sector and private sector development issues. She is the lead author of World Bank Policy Research Report 2007, Finance for All? Policies and Pitfalls in Expanding Access. She has also created the World Bank’s Global Financial Development Report and directed the issues on Rethinking the Role of the State in Finance (2013), and Financial Inclusion (2014).

The author of over 100 publications, Ms. Demirgüç-Kunt has published widely in academic journals. Her research has focused on the links between financial development and firm performance and economic development. Banking crises, financial regulation, access to financial services including SME finance are among her areas of research. Prior to coming to the Bank, she was an Economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland. She holds a Ph.D. and M.A. in economics from the Ohio State University.
















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 .Small vs. young firms across the world : contribution to employment, job creation, and growth
2 .The World Bank economic review 24 (1)
3 .Basel core principles and bank soundness : does compliance matter ?
4 .Banks and microbanks
5 .Microfinance tradeoffs : regulation, competition, and financing
6 .Does regulatory supervision curtail microfinance profitability and outreach ?
7 .Finance and inequality : theory and evidence
8 .Remittances and banking sector breadth and depth : evidence from Mexico
9 .Entrepreneurship in post-conflict transition : the role of informality and access to finance
10 .Financial institutions and markets across countries and over time - data and analysis
11 .Bank activity and funding strategies : the impact on risk and returns
12 .The World Bank research observer 24 (1)
13 .Are all the sacred cows dead ? implications of the financial crisis for macro and financial policies
14 .Bank financing for smes around the world : drivers, obstacles, business models, and lending practices
15 .QQQQQQQ in structured securitization : searching for lessons, not scapegoats
16 .Microfinance meets the market
17 .Finance and economic opportunity
18 .Finance, financial sector policies, and long-run growth
19 .Formal versus informal finance : evidence from China
20 .The World Bank economic review 22 (3)
21 .Firm innovation in emerging markets : the roles of governance and finance
22 .Banking services for everyone ? Barriers to bank access and use around the world
23 .Deposit insurance design and implementation : policy lessons from research and practice
24 .Do workers' remittances promote financial development ?
25 .Banking on the principles : compliance with Basel Core Principles and bank soundness
26 .Finance and economic development : policy choices for developing countries
27 .What determines protection of property rights ? An analysis of direct and indirect effects
28 .Determinants of deposit-insurance adoption and design
29 .Financial performance and outreach : a global analysis of leading microbanks
30 .How important are financing constraints ? The role of finance in the business environment
31 .Reaching out : access to and use of banking services across countries
32 .Cross-country empirical studies of systemic bank distress : a survey
33 .How well do institutional theories explain firms' perceptions of property rights?
34 .Deposit insurance around the world : a comprehensive database
35 .Finance, firm size, and growth
36 .Finance, inequality, and poverty: cross-country evidence
37 .Business Environment and the Incorporation Decision
38 .The determinants of financing obstacles
39 .Small and medium enterprises, growth, and poverty : cross-country evidence
40 .Small and medium enterprises across the globe : a new database
41 .Bank concentration and crises
42 .Bank supervision and corporate finance
43 .The impact of bank regulations, concentration, and institutions on bank margins
44 .Bank competition, financing obstacles, and access to credit
45 .Financial and legal institutions and firm size
46 .Law and finance : why does legal origin matter?
47 .Financial and legal constraints to firm growth - Does size matter?
48 .Firms as financial intermediaries - evidence from trade credit data
49 .Deposit insurance around the globe : where does it work?
50 .Law, politics, and finance
51 .The World Bank economic review 15 (3)
52 .Financial structure and economic development - firm, industry, and country evidence
53 .Does deposit insurance increase banking system stability? - an empirical investigation
55 .The World Bank Research Observer 13 (2)
56 .How does foreign entry affect the domestic banking market?
57 .The determinants of banking crises : evidence from industrial and developing countries
58 .The role of long term finance : theory and evidence
59 .Developing country capital structures and emerging stock markets
60 .Creditor country regulations and commercial bank lending to developing countries