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Benchmarking financial systems around the world

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  • Cihak, Martin
  • Demirguc-Kunt, Asli
  • Feyen, Erik
  • Levine, Ross

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This paper introduces the Global Financial Development Database, an extensive dataset of financial system characteristics for 205 economies from 1960 to 2010. The database includes measures of (a) size of financial institutions and markets (financial depth), (b) degree to which individuals can and do use financial services (access), (c) efficiency of financial intermediaries and markets in intermediating resources and facilitating financial transactions (efficiency), and (d) stability of financial institutions and markets (stability). The authors document cross-country differences and time series trends.

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Paper provided by The World Bank in its series Policy Research Working Paper Series with number 6175.

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Date of creation: 01 Aug 2012
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Handle: RePEc:wbk:wbrwps:6175

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Keywords: Debt Markets; Emerging Markets; Access to Finance; Banks&Banking Reform; Economic Theory&Research;

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Cited by:
  1. Wagner, Charlotte & Winkler, Adalbert, 2013. "The Vulnerability of Microfinance to Financial Turmoil – Evidence from the Global Financial Crisis," World Development, Elsevier, vol. 51(C), pages 71-90.
  2. Armijo, Leslie Elliott & Mühlich, Laurissa & Tirone, Daniel C., 2014. "The systemic financial importance of emerging powers," Journal of Policy Modeling, Elsevier, vol. 36(S1), pages S67-S88.
  3. Zuzana Fungácová & Laurent Weill, 2014. "Understanding Financial Inclusion in China," Working Papers of LaRGE Research Center 2014-06, Laboratoire de Recherche en Gestion et Economie (LaRGE), Université de Strasbourg.

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