Ata Can Bertay is a Research Economist at the World Bank's Development Research Group leading the Global Financial Development Report (GFDR) 2017-2018: Bankers without Borders on international banking. He is on leave from his position as an assistant professor of finance at Ozyegin University, Istanbul. He received his BA in Economics from Boğaziçi University (2008), his MSc (2010), and his PhD in Economics (2014) from Tilburg University. From 2010 to 2012, he worked at the World Bank as a consultant in the research group. He also visited the New York University, Stern School of Business as a visiting scholar in 2013. His research interests include banking, financial economics and macrofinance, and his research has appeared in journals such as the Journal of Financial Stability, Journal of Banking and Finance, and Journal of Financial Intermediation.