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A quantitative look at the Italian banking system: evidence from a new dataset since 1861

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  • Riccardo De Bonis
  • Fabio Farabullini
  • Miria Rocchelli
  • Alessandra Salvio
  • Andrea Silvestrini

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Building on a new dataset on Italian banks and other financial corporations from 1861 to 2011, the novelty of this paper is to examine the patterns of the main items of bank’s balance sheets, such as deposits, capital and reserves, bonds issued, bonds held in portfolio, and loans for a period of 150 years. The long time behaviour of credit maturity, postal savings, State ownership of banks, and bank interest rates is also studied.

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Paper provided by Department of the Treasury, Ministry of the Economy and of Finance in its series Working Papers with number 9.

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Length: 46
Date of creation: Sep 2013
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Handle: RePEc:itt:wpaper:2013-9

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Keywords: Banks; central bank; loans; deposits; interest rates; postal savings;

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