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Demirguc-Kunt, Asli 1961–

Demirguc-Kunt, Asli 1961–

PERSONAL: Born November 26, 1961, in Istanbul, Turkey. Education: Robert College (now Bosphorus University), B.A. (economics), 1983; Ohio State University, M.A. (economics), 1985, Ph.D. (economics), 1990.

ADDRESSES: OfficeWorld Bank, 1818 H St., Ste. MC 3-445, Washington, DC 20433; fax: 202-522-1155.

CAREER: Ohio State University, Columbus, instructor in economics and mathematics, until 1988; Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, Cleveland, OH, visiting economist, 1988–89; World Bank, Washington, DC, lead economist in development economics, 1989–2003, finance research manager for development economics and advisor on financial sector operations and policy, 2003–.

AWARDS, HONORS: Best Paper Award, Southern Finance Association, 1999.


(Editor, with Ross Levine, and contributor) Financial Structure and Economic Growth: A Cross-Country Comparison of Banks, Markets, and Development, MIT Press (Cambridge, MA), 2001.

Contributor to books, including Investing in Emerging Markets, edited by Michael Howell, Euromoney, 1994; Financial Development and Economic Growth: Theory and Experiences from Developing Economies, edited by N. Hermes and R. Lensink, Routledge (New York, NY), 1996; and The Internationalization of Financial Services: Issues and Lessons for Developing Countries, edited by S. Claessens and M. Jansen, Kluwer Academic Press (Boston, MA), 2000. Contributor to periodicals, including Journal of Development Economics, Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance, Oxford Review of Economic Policy, Journal of Finance, World Bank Economic Review, Journal of Economic Perspectives, Journal of Financial Economics, Journal of Comparative Economics, Journal of Monetary Economics, and Journal of Money, Credit, and Banking. Associate editor, Journal of Financial Services Research, 1999–; member of editorial board, Finance Letters, 2002–.

WORK IN PROGRESS: Research on financial and legal constraints to firm growth; financing patterns around the world; firms as financial intermediaries; bank competition, supervision, and corporate finance; the determinants of financing obstacles; banking crises and bank concentration; and small and medium enterprises across the globe.

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