Benchmarking Financial Systems Around the World

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Martin Čihák

International Monetary Fund (IMF)

Asli Demirgüç-Kunt

World Bank - Development Research Group; World Bank

Erik Feyen

World Bank - Finance & Markets Global Practice; Ahead Analytics Inc

Ross Levine

University of California, Berkeley - Haas School of Business; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

Date Written: August 1, 2012

Abstract

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.

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

Suggested Citation

Cihak, Martin and Demirgüç-Kunt, Asli and Feyen, Erik H. B. and Levine, Ross Eric, Benchmarking Financial Systems Around the World (August 1, 2012). World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 6175. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2152254

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