Evren Damar

H. Evren DamarAssociate Professor of Economics

Joined faculty in 2016

Ph.D. in Economics, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 2004

Master of Arts, Economics, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 2001

Bachelor of Science, Industrial Management (With Double Majors in Economics and Social History), Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, 1998

Contact Information

Stern Hall


  • Banks’ Financial Distress, Lending Supply and Consumption Expenditure (with Reint Gropp and Adi Mordel), Bank of Canada Working Paper 2012-18; European Central Bank Working Paper 1687

  • The Run from Safety: How a Change to the Deposit Insurance Limit Affects Households' Portfolio Allocation (with Reint Gropp and Adi Mordel)

  • Banking Deregulation and Household Energy Expenditures (with Ian Lange, Caitlin McKennie and Mirko Moro)

  • Lifetime Credit Usage (with Jason Allen and David Martinez-Miera)

Courses Taught

  • International Macroeconomics
  • Money, Banking and Financial Markets
  • Macroeconomic Theory and Policy
  • Principles of Economics
  • Economic Statistics


  • International Banking and Cross-Border Effects of Regulation: Lessons from Canada (with Adi Mordel), International Journal of Central Banking, 13(Supplement 1), 35-64, 2017 (previous version: Bank of Canada Staff Working Paper 2016-34)

  • Consumer Bankruptcy, Bank Mergers and Information (with Jason Allen and David Martinez-Miera), Review of Finance, 20(4), 1289-1320, 2016 (previous version: Bank of Canada Working Paper 2012-18)

  • International Banking and Liquidity Risk Transmission: Evidence from Canada (with James Chapman), IMF Economic Review, 63(3), 455-478, 2015 (previous version: Bank of Canada Technical Report 105)

  • Leverage, Balance Sheet Size and Wholesale Funding (with Césaire Meh and Yaz Terajima), Journal of Financial Intermediation, 22(4), 639-662, 2013

  • Credit Union Membership and Use of Internet Banking Technology (with Lynn Hunnicutt), The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy, Vol. 10: Iss. 1 (Contributions), 2010

  • Why Do Payday Lenders Enter Local Markets?  Evidence from Oregon, Review of Industrial Organization, 34(2), 173-191, 2009

  • A Lesson Learned?  Pre- and Post-Crisis Entry Decisions in Turkish Banking, Contemporary Economic Policy, 27(1), 97-108, 2009

  • Does Post-Crisis Restructuring Decrease the Availability of Banking Services: The Case of Turkey, Journal of Banking & Finance, 31(9), 2886-2905, 2007

  • The Effect of the Iraq War on Foreign Bank Lending to the MENA Region, Emerging Markets Finance & Trade, 43(5), 20-36, 2007

  • The Effects of Shared ATM Networks on the Efficiency of Turkish Banks, Applied Economics, 38(6), 683-697, 2006


  • Research Professor (May 2017 – Present), Halle Institute for Economic Research (IWH) – Member of the Leibniz Association, Halle, Germany

  • External Academic Consultant (September 2018 – Present), Bank of Canada, Ottawa, ON, Canada