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Financial Development in 205 Economies, 1960 to 2010

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  • Cihak, Martin

    ()
    (World Bank)

  • Demirguc-Kunt, Asli

    (World Bank)

  • Feyen, Erik

    (World Bank)

  • Levine, Ross

    ()
    (University of California at Berkeley)

Abstract

This paper describes our construction of the Global Financial Development Database and uses the data to compare financial systems around the world. The database (available at www.worldbank.org/financialdevelopment) provides information on financial systems in 205 economies over the period from 1960 to 2010 and includes measures of (1) size of financial institutions and markets (financial depth), (2) degree to which individuals and firms can and do use financial services (access), (3) efficiency of financial intermediaries and markets in intermediating resources and facilitating financial transactions (efficiency) and (4) stability of financial institutions and markets (stability).

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Article provided by EY Global FS Institute in its journal Journal of Financial Perspectives.

Volume (Year): 1 (2013)
Issue (Month): 2 ()
Pages: 17-36

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Handle: RePEc:ris:jofipe:0019

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Keywords: Financial development; Financial stability; Financial depth; Access to finance; Efficiency of financial institutions and markets;

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  1. Jean-Pierre Allegret & Cécile Couharde & Dramane Coulibaly & Valérie Mignon, 2013. "Current Accounts and Oil Price Fluctuations in Oil-Exporting Countries: the Role of Financial Development," Working Papers 2013-19, CEPII research center.
  2. Jérôme Creel & Paul Hubert & Fabien Labondance, 2013. "Financial stability and economic performance," Sciences Po publications 2013-24, Sciences Po.
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