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Heracles or Sisyphus? Finding, cleaning and reconstructing a database of Russian banks

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  • A. KARAS

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  • K. SCHOORS

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We construct a consistent time series of balances and profit and loss accounts for a large cross-section of Russian banks. We describe our data collection and the procedures applied for controlling and aggregating the data. The resulting dataset constitutes a balanced and representative series of financial indicators covering the evolution of the Russian banking system over the last decade and offering great potential for further empirical research.

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  • A. Karas & K. Schoors, 2005. "Heracles or Sisyphus? Finding, cleaning and reconstructing a database of Russian banks," Working Papers of Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, Ghent University, Belgium 05/327, Ghent University, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration.
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