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Top 25% Central Banks, as of December 2017

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Top 25% Central Banks

RankInstitutionScoreAuthorsAuthor shares
1International Monetary Fund (IMF)

Washington, District of Columbia (USA)

2Federal Reserve Board (Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System)

Washington, District of Columbia (USA)

3European Central Bank

Frankfurt am Main, Germany

4Federal Reserve Bank of New York

New York City, New York (USA)

5Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

Chicago, Illinois (USA)

6Bank for International Settlements (BIS)

Basel, Switzerland

7Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis

St. Louis, Missouri (USA)

8Banca d'Italia

Roma, Italy

9Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

San Francisco, California (USA)

10Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis

Minneapolis, Minnesota (USA)

11Bank of England

London, United Kingdom

12Banque de France

Paris, France

13Banco de España

Madrid, Spain

14Bank of Canada

Ottawa, Canada

15Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (USA)

16Federal Reserve Bank of Boston

Boston, Massachusetts (USA)

17Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

Atlanta, Georgia (USA)

18Deutsche Bundesbank

Frankfurt, Germany

19Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

Dallas, Texas (USA)

20Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland

Cleveland, Ohio (USA)

21Banco de la Republica de Colombia

Bogotá, Colombia

22Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond

Richmond, Virginia (USA)

23de Nederlandsche Bank

Amsterdam, Netherlands

24Sveriges Riksbank

Stockholm, Sweden

25Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City

Kansas City, Missouri (USA)

26Banco de Portugal

Lisboa, Portugal

27Schweizerische Nationalbank (SNB)

Bern/Zürich, Switzerland

28Oesterreichische Nationalbank

Wien, Austria

29Nationale Bank van België/Banque national de Belqique (BNB)

Bruxelles/Brussel, Belgium


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