Burak Uras

Assistant Professor, Tilburg University

Burak Uras is an Assistant Professor at Tilburg University specializing in Financial Economics and Macroeconomics. One strand of his work investigates the impact of finance on macroeconomic development in dynamic general equilibrium models. In this area of research he is particularly interested in questioning whether there is an appropriate set-up of financial institutions to induce aggregate growth and what drives the non-monotonicities in the finance & development relationship. Another strand of the research concentrates on the interactions between finance and firm behavior with a focus to understand the empirical implications of financial constraints on firms’ investment, productivity growth and labor market behavior. He was awarded a Marie-Curie research grant for his work on measuring the effects of financial development on capital misallocation. He is currently involved at a grant project financed by DFID on “barriers to finance and SME growth in 10 developing countries”. Dr Uras received his PhD in Economics from Washington University in St Louis and his BA from Bogazici University.

CEPR Policy Research


  • 17 - 18 August 2019 / Peking University, Beijing / Chinese University of Hong Kong – Tsinghua University Joint Research Center for Chinese Economy, the Institute for Emerging Market Studies at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, the Guanghua School of Management at Peking University, the Stanford Center on Global Poverty and Development at Stanford University, the School of Economics and Management at Tsinghua University, BREAD, NBER and CEPR
  • 19 - 20 August 2019 / Vienna, Palais Coburg / WU Research Institute for Capital Markets (ISK)
  • 29 - 30 August 2019 / Galatina, Italy /
  • 4 - 5 September 2019 / Roma Eventi, Congress Center, Pontificia Università Gregoriana Piazza della Pilotta, 4, Rome, Italy / European Center of Sustainable Development , CIT University
  • 9 - 14 September 2019 / Guildford, Surrey, UK / The University of Surrey