Central Data Catalog
Financial Development and Structure 1960-2010
1960 - 2010
Development Research Microdata
Thorsten Beck and Asli Demirguc-Kunt (World Bank), Ross Eric Levine (Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota)
April 11, 2018
Documentation in PDF
Download the questionnaires, technical documents and reports that describe the survey process and the key results for this study.
A New Database on Financial Development and Structure
Thorsten Beck , Asli Demirguc-Kunt and Ross Eric Levine; The World Bank, Development Research Group
This new database of indicators of financial development and structure across countries and over time unites a range of indicators that measure the size, activity, and efficiency of financial intermediaries and markets.
Financial Institutions and Markets across Countries and over Time, Data and Analysis
Thorsten Beck, Asli Demirgüç-Kunt and Ross Levine; The World Bank, Development Research Group
This paper introduces the updated and expanded version of the Financial Development and Structure Database and presents recent trends in structure and development of financial institutions and markets across countries. The authors add indicators on banking structure and financial globalization. They find a deepening of both financial markets and institutions, a trend concentrated in highincome countries and more pronounced for markets than for banks. Similarly, the recent increase in cross-border lending and debt issues has been concentrated in highincome countries, while low and lower-middle income countries have experienced an increase in remittance flows. Low net interest margins, rising profitability and declining stability in high-income countries’ banking sectors characterize the recent financial sector boom in high income countries leading up to the global financial crisis of 2007.
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A Database on Financial Development and Structure (Updated September 2012)
As part of the work on the 2013 Global Financial Development Report , and the related Global Financial Development Database, data series from the Financial Development and Structure database have also been updated through 2010. The revised dataset covers 203 jurisdictions, removing seven jurisdictions (American Samoa, Channel Islands, Greenland, Guam, Mayotte, Northern Mariana Islands, and Puerto Rico) for absence of data, while including three jurisdictions (Kosovo, San Marino, and Tuvalu) that were not covered in the previous iterations of the dataset. Taiwan and Netherland Antilles are also removed for reasons of consistency with the Global Financial Development Database.
FinStructure 2012 September Update2x About & Notes
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Stata Data Conversion Program for Financial Development and Structure Data
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Before running this program the excel format data should be saved as csv format.