Financial Openness and Growth in 213 Countries: A Finance and Growth Panel Dataset

Institute for International & Development Economics Technical Report No. 200908-04

42 Pages Posted: 18 Apr 2010

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Joseph F. Francois

University of Bern - Department of Economics; Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR); Vienna Institute of International Economic Studies (WIIW); University of Adelaide - School of Economics

Julia Swart

Utrecht School of Economics

Gus Garita

The Bank of Korea

Date Written: August 1, 2008

Abstract

In this paper, we provide information on an extended and improved version to the economic growth dataset as initially constructed by Eschenbach, Francois, and Nitzsche (2003). We give detailed information on the variables included in the Finance and Growth Panel dataset (FGPD) and on the respective data sources. This new dataset contains over 230 variables and covers 213 countries for the period 1970-2007. The main building blocks of the database are variables on economic growth and related macroeconomic performance, quality of institutions, and financial (openness) indicators. NOTE the *zip archive (which can be downloaded from RePEc) includes the database in Excel format.

Keywords: Macroeconomic Statistics, Financial Development, Economic Development

JEL Classification: C82, C88, O1

Suggested Citation

Francois, Joseph F and Swart, Julia and Garita, Gus, Financial Openness and Growth in 213 Countries: A Finance and Growth Panel Dataset (August 1, 2008). Institute for International & Development Economics Technical Report No. 200908-04. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1578709 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1578709

Joseph F Francois

University of Bern - Department of Economics ( email )

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Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)

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Vienna Institute of International Economic Studies (WIIW) ( email )

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University of Adelaide - School of Economics ( email )

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Julia Swart

Utrecht School of Economics ( email )

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Netherlands

Gus Garita (Contact Author)

The Bank of Korea ( email )

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Seoul, 04531
Korea, Republic of (South Korea)

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