Bankscope Dataset: Getting Started
47 Pages Posted: 20 Dec 2012 Last revised: 22 Sep 2016
Date Written: November 17, 2016
The Bankscope dataset is a popular source of bank balance sheet informations among banking economists, which covers the last 20 years for more than 30,000 worldwide banks. This technical paper intends to provide the critical issues one has to keep in mind as well as the basic arrangements which have to be undertaken if one intends to use this dataset. To that extent, we propose some straightforward ways to deal with data comparability, consolidation, duplication of assets or mergers, and provide Stata codes to deal with it.
Keywords: Bankscope dataset, joint work with Stata, duplicates, consolidation, mergers, unbalanced, comparability
JEL Classification: B40, C80, G10
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