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Asli Demirguc-Kunt, Director of Research 
Asli Demirgüç-Kunt
 
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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 working papers and publications

1 .Does local financial development matter for firm lifecycle in India ?
2 .Bank capital and systemic stability
3 .Deposit insurance database
4 .Size and age of establishments: evidence from developing countries
5 .How does corporate governance affect bank capitalization strategies ?
6 .Islamic finance and financial inclusion: measuring use of and demand for formal financial services among Muslim adults
7 .Financial inclusion and legal discrimination against women : evidence from developing countries
8 .Rethinking the state's role in finance
9 .Incentive audits : a new approach to financial regulation
10 .Bank regulation and supervision around the world : a crisis update
11 .How does deposit insurance affect bank risk ? evidence from the recent crisis
12 .The foundations of financial inclusion : understanding ownership and use of formal accounts
13 .Benchmarking financial systems around the world
14 .Bank ownership and credit over the business cycle : is lending by state banks less procyclical?
15 .Financial inclusion in Africa : an overview
16 .Financing of firms in developing countries : lessons from research
17 .Measuring financial inclusion : the Global Findex Database
18 .How does bank competition affect systemic stability ?
19 .Is the financial safety net a barrier to cross-border banking ?
20 .Has the global banking system become more fragile over time ?
21 .Remittances and financial inclusion : evidence from El Salvador
22 .Do Phoenix miracles exist ? firm-level evidence from financial crises
23 .Is small beautiful ? financial structure, size and access to finance
24 .The evolving importance of banks and securities markets
25 .Small vs. young firms across the world : contribution to employment, job creation, and growth
26 .Do we need big banks ? evidence on performance, strategy and market discipline
27 .A framework for analyzing competition in the banking sector : an application to the case of Jordan
28 .Bank capital : lessons from the financial crisis
29 .Islamic vs. conventional banking : business model, efficiency and stability
30 .Are banks too big to fail or too big to save ? International evidence from equity prices and CDS spreads
31 .Are innovating firms victims or perpetrators ? tax evasion, bribe payments, and the role of external finance in developing countries
32 .The World Bank economic review 24 (1)
33 .Basel core principles and bank soundness : does compliance matter ?
34 .Banks and microbanks
35 .Microfinance tradeoffs : regulation, competition, and financing
36 .Does regulatory supervision curtail microfinance profitability and outreach ?
37 .Finance and inequality : theory and evidence
38 .Remittances and banking sector breadth and depth : evidence from Mexico
39 .Entrepreneurship in post-conflict transition : the role of informality and access to finance
40 .Financial institutions and markets across countries and over time - data and analysis
41 .Bank activity and funding strategies : the impact on risk and returns
42 .The World Bank research observer 24 (1)
43 .Are all the sacred cows dead ? implications of the financial crisis for macro and financial policies
44 .Bank financing for smes around the world : drivers, obstacles, business models, and lending practices
45 .The 2007 meltdown in structured securitization : searching for lessons, not scapegoats
46 .Microfinance meets the market
47 .Finance and economic opportunity
48 .Finance, financial sector policies, and long-run growth
49 .Formal versus informal finance : evidence from China
50 .The World Bank economic review 22 (3)
51 .Firm innovation in emerging markets : the roles of governance and finance
52 .Banking services for everyone ? Barriers to bank access and use around the world
53 .Deposit insurance design and implementation : policy lessons from research and practice
54 .Do workers' remittances promote financial development ?
55 .Banking on the principles : compliance with Basel Core Principles and bank soundness
56 .Finance and economic development : policy choices for developing countries
57 .What determines protection of property rights ? An analysis of direct and indirect effects
58 .Determinants of deposit-insurance adoption and design
59 .Financial performance and outreach : a global analysis of leading microbanks
60 .How important are financing constraints ? The role of finance in the business environment
61 .Reaching out : access to and use of banking services across countries
62 .Cross-country empirical studies of systemic bank distress : a survey
63 .How well do institutional theories explain firms' perceptions of property rights?
64 .Deposit insurance around the world : a comprehensive database
65 .Finance, firm size, and growth
66 .Finance, inequality, and poverty: cross-country evidence
67 .Business Environment and the Incorporation Decision
68 .The determinants of financing obstacles
69 .Law and firms' access to finance
70 .Small and medium enterprises, growth, and poverty : cross-country evidence
71 .Small and medium enterprises across the globe : a new database
72 .Bank concentration and crises
73 .Bank supervision and corporate finance
74 .The impact of bank regulations, concentration, and institutions on bank margins
75 .Bank competition, financing obstacles, and access to credit
76 .Financial and legal institutions and firm size
77 .Law and finance : why does legal origin matter?
78 .Financial and legal constraints to firm growth - Does size matter?
79 .Firms as financial intermediaries - evidence from trade credit data
80 .Deposit insurance around the globe : where does it work?
81 .Law, politics, and finance
82 .The World Bank economic review 15 (3)
83 .Financial structure and bank profitability
84 .Financial structure and economic development - firm, industry, and country evidence
85 .Funding growth in bank-based and market-based financial systems : evidence from firm level data
86 .Inside the crisis : an empirical analysis of banking systems in distress
87 .The World Bank economic review 14 (2)
88 .Does deposit insurance increase banking system stability? - an empirical investigation
89 .Market discipline and financial safety net design
90 .A new database on financial development and structure
91 .Bank-based and market-based financial systems - cross-country comparisons
92 .Monitoring banking sector fragility : a multivariate logit approach with an application to the 1996-97 banking crises
93 .The World Bank Research Observer 13 (2)
94 .How does foreign entry affect the domestic banking market?
95 .Financial liberalization and financial fragility
96 .Determinants of commercial bank interest margins and profitability : some international evidence
97 .The determinants of banking crises : evidence from industrial and developing countries
98 .The role of long term finance : theory and evidence
99 .Institutions, financial markets, and firms' choice of debt maturity
100 .Financial constraints, uses of funds, and firm growth : an international comparison

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