A Quantitative Look at the Italian Banking System: Evidence from a New Dataset Since 1861

Government of the Italian Republic (Italy), Ministry of Economy and Finance, Department of the Treasury Working Paper No. 9

48 Pages Posted: 3 Oct 2013

Date Written: September 27, 2013

Abstract

Building on a new dataset on Italian banks and other financial corporations from 1861 to 2011, the novelty of this paper is to examine the patterns of the main items of bank’s balance sheets, such as deposits, capital and reserves, bonds issued, bonds held in portfolio, and loans for a period of 150 years. The long time behaviour of credit maturity, postal savings, State ownership of banks, and bank interest rates is also studied.

Keywords: banks, central bank, loans, deposits, interest rates, postal savings

JEL Classification: C82, G21, N13, N14, Y1

Suggested Citation

De Bonis, Riccardo and Farabullini, Fabio and Rocchelli, Miria and Salvio, Alessandra and Silvestrini, Andrea, A Quantitative Look at the Italian Banking System: Evidence from a New Dataset Since 1861 (September 27, 2013). Government of the Italian Republic (Italy), Ministry of Economy and Finance, Department of the Treasury Working Paper No. 9, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2334713

Riccardo De Bonis (Contact Author)

Bank of Italy ( email )

Via Nazionale 91
00184 Roma
Italy

Fabio Farabullini

Bank of Italy ( email )

Via Nazionale 91
00184 Roma
Italy

Miria Rocchelli

Bank of Italy ( email )

Via Nazionale 91
Rome, 00184
Italy

Alessandra Salvio

Bank of Italy ( email )

Via Nazionale 91
Rome, 00184
Italy

Andrea Silvestrini

Bank of Italy ( email )

Via Nazionale 91
Rome, 00184
Italy

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