Murat Seker is an Economist in the Innovation, Technology, and Entrepreneurship Practice of the Finance and Private Sector Development Network in the World Bank Group. He joined the Bank in 2008. During his time at the Bank, Murat's research has focused on issues related to economic development and growth in developing countries. Working with both macro level and micro-level datasets, he has produced policy research papers, reports, and policy notes on how improvements in financial access and business environment, regulatory reform, developments in international integration, and innovation contribute to productivity gains, job creation, and sustainable economic growth. He holds a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Minnesota.