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Inci Otker-Robe

Deputy Director, 2014 World Development Report, World Bank
Inci Otker-Robe is the Chief Technical Specialist in Finance for Development in the Financial and Private Sector Development Network (FPD), The World Bank. Ms. Otker-Robe, a Turkish national, is the second Chief Technical Specialist under the Knowledge Council-sponsored program aimed at strengthening the Bank's technical capacity in key areas. She received a Ph.D. in Economics from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh. Before she joined the World Bank, she was Advisor at the Monetary and Capital Markets Department (MCM) at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the Division Chief of the Financial Sector Analysis Division, MCM. She worked on a range of emerging market countries, including Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Romania, Ukraine, Iran, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Sri Lanka and more recently on advanced financial systems. She has written extensively and published on financial stability and regulation, systemically important large complex financial institutions, financial inter-linkages and contagion, rapid credit growth, capital controls, monetary and exchange rate regimes and currency crises. Among her publications, she co-authored and co-edited books on “Rapid Credit Growth in Central and Eastern Europe: Endless Boom or Early Warning” (2007) and on “Building a More Resilient Financial Sector: Reforms in the Wake of the Global Crisis” (forthcoming).