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Asli Demirguc-Kunt, Director of Research 
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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

Toolkit for Informality Scenario Analysis
Lakner-Milanovic (2013) World Panel Income Distribution (LM-WPID)

World Bank working papers and publications

1 .Are international banks different? evidence on bank performance and strategy
2 .SME finance
3 .Measuring the effectiveness of service delivery : delivery of government provided goods and services in India
4 .Making it easier to apply for a bank account: a study of the Indian market
5 .Financial inclusion and inclusive growth : a review of recent empirical evidence
6 .Foreign banks and international transmission of monetary policy : evidence from the syndicated loan market
7 .The microfinance business model : enduring subsidy and modest profit
8 .Saving for old age
9 .How does long-term finance affect economic volatility ?
10 .The impact of the global financial crisis on firms' capital structure
11 .Are large firms born or made ? evidence from developing countries
12 .The Global Findex Database 2014 : measuring financial inclusion around the world
13 .What determines entrepreneurial outcomes in emerging markets ? the role of initial conditions
14 .Corporate governance and bank insolvency risk : international evidence
15 .Does local financial development matter for firm lifecycle in India ?
16 .Bank capital and systemic stability
17 .Deposit insurance database
18 .Size and age of establishments: evidence from developing countries
19 .How does corporate governance affect bank capitalization strategies ?
20 .Islamic finance and financial inclusion: measuring use of and demand for formal financial services among Muslim adults
21 .Financial inclusion and legal discrimination against women : evidence from developing countries
22 .Rethinking the state's role in finance
23 .The World Bank economic review 27 (3);
24 .Incentive audits : a new approach to financial regulation
25 .Bank regulation and supervision around the world : a crisis update
26 .How does deposit insurance affect bank risk ? evidence from the recent crisis
27 .The foundations of financial inclusion : understanding ownership and use of formal accounts
28 .Benchmarking financial systems around the world
29 .Bank ownership and credit over the business cycle : is lending by state banks less procyclical?
30 .Financial inclusion in Africa : an overview
31 .Financing of firms in developing countries : lessons from research
32 .Measuring financial inclusion : the Global Findex Database
33 .How does bank competition affect systemic stability ?
34 .Is the financial safety net a barrier to cross-border banking ?
35 .Has the global banking system become more fragile over time ?
36 .Remittances and financial inclusion : evidence from El Salvador
37 .Do Phoenix miracles exist ? firm-level evidence from financial crises
38 .Is small beautiful ? financial structure, size and access to finance
39 .The evolving importance of banks and securities markets
40 .Small vs. young firms across the world : contribution to employment, job creation, and growth
41 .Do we need big banks ? evidence on performance, strategy and market discipline
42 .A framework for analyzing competition in the banking sector : an application to the case of Jordan
43 .Bank capital : lessons from the financial crisis
44 .Islamic vs. conventional banking : business model, efficiency and stability
45 .Are banks too big to fail or too big to save ? International evidence from equity prices and CDS spreads
46 .Are innovating firms victims or perpetrators ? tax evasion, bribe payments, and the role of external finance in developing countries
47 .The World Bank economic review 24 (1)
48 .Basel core principles and bank soundness : does compliance matter ?
49 .Banks and microbanks
50 .Microfinance tradeoffs : regulation, competition, and financing
51 .Does regulatory supervision curtail microfinance profitability and outreach ?
52 .Finance and inequality : theory and evidence
53 .Remittances and banking sector breadth and depth : evidence from Mexico
54 .Entrepreneurship in post-conflict transition : the role of informality and access to finance
55 .Financial institutions and markets across countries and over time - data and analysis
56 .Bank activity and funding strategies : the impact on risk and returns
57 .The World Bank research observer 24 (1)
58 .Are all the sacred cows dead ? implications of the financial crisis for macro and financial policies
59 .Bank financing for smes around the world : drivers, obstacles, business models, and lending practices
60 .The 2007 meltdown in structured securitization : searching for lessons, not scapegoats
61 .Microfinance meets the market
62 .Finance and economic opportunity
63 .Finance, financial sector policies, and long-run growth
64 .Formal versus informal finance : evidence from China
65 .The World Bank economic review 22 (3)
66 .Firm innovation in emerging markets : the roles of governance and finance
67 .Banking services for everyone ? Barriers to bank access and use around the world
68 .Deposit insurance design and implementation : policy lessons from research and practice
69 .Do workers' remittances promote financial development ?
70 .Banking on the principles : compliance with Basel Core Principles and bank soundness
71 .Finance and economic development : policy choices for developing countries
72 .What determines protection of property rights ? An analysis of direct and indirect effects
73 .Determinants of deposit-insurance adoption and design
74 .Financial performance and outreach : a global analysis of leading microbanks
75 .How important are financing constraints ? The role of finance in the business environment
76 .Reaching out : access to and use of banking services across countries
77 .Cross-country empirical studies of systemic bank distress : a survey
78 .How well do institutional theories explain firms' perceptions of property rights?
79 .Deposit insurance around the world : a comprehensive database
80 .Finance, firm size, and growth
81 .Finance, inequality, and poverty: cross-country evidence
82 .Business Environment and the Incorporation Decision
83 .The determinants of financing obstacles
84 .Law and firms' access to finance
85 .Small and medium enterprises, growth, and poverty : cross-country evidence
86 .Small and medium enterprises across the globe : a new database
87 .Bank concentration and crises
88 .Bank supervision and corporate finance
89 .The impact of bank regulations, concentration, and institutions on bank margins
90 .Bank competition, financing obstacles, and access to credit
91 .Financial and legal institutions and firm size
92 .World development report 2002 : building institutions for markets
93 .Law and finance : why does legal origin matter?
94 .Financial and legal constraints to firm growth - Does size matter?
95 .Informe sobre el desarrollo mundial 2002 : instituciones para los mercados
96 .Rapport sur le developpement dans le monde 2002 : des institutions pour les marches
97 .Firms as financial intermediaries - evidence from trade credit data
98 .World development report 2002 - building institutions for markets
99 .Deposit insurance around the globe : where does it work?
100 .World development report 2002 : building institutions for markets


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