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Bank Regulation and Supervision Dataset

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"Bank Regulation and Supervision in 180 Countries from 1999 to 2011," by James R. Barth, Gerard Caprio, Jr., and Ross Levine.

In this paper and the associated database, we provide new data and measures of bank regulatory and supervisory policies in 180 countries from 1999 to 2011. The measures are based upon responses to hundreds of questions, including information on permissible bank activities, capital requirements, the powers of official supervisory agencies, information disclosure requirements, external governance mechanisms, deposit insurance, barriers to entry, and loan provisioning. The dataset also provides information on the organization of regulatory agencies and the size, structure, and performance of banking systems. Since the underlying surveys are large and complex, we construct summary indices of key bank regulatory and supervisory policies to facilitate cross-country comparisons and analyses of changes in banking policies over time.




Bank Regulation and Supervision Dataset

Please, use the following reference, when referring to the database. Barth, James R., Caprio, Gerard, Jr., and Ross Levine. 2013. "Bank Regulation and Supervision in 180 Countries from 1999 to 2011." National Bureau of Economic Research Working Paper 18733. Note: The data set can be shown better by using Excel 2011 for Mac.