The Geography of Banks in the United States (1990-2020)

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Ignazio Angeloni

Italian Finance Ministry - International Financial Relations

Johannes Kasinger

Goethe University Frankfurt; Leibniz Institute for Financial Research SAFE

Chantawit Tantasith

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Date Written: September 1, 2021

Abstract

We present new statistical indicators of the structure and performance of US banks from 1990 to today, geographically disaggregated at the level of individual counties. The constructed data set (20 indicators for some 3150 counties over 31 years, for a total of about 2 million data points) conveys a detailed picture of how the geography of US banking has evolved in the last three decades. We consider the data as a stepping stone to understand the role banks and banking policies may have played in mitigating, or exacerbating, the rise of poverty and inequality in certain US regions.

Suggested Citation

Angeloni, Ignazio and Kasinger, Johannes and Tantasith, Chantawit, The Geography of Banks in the United States (1990-2020) (September 1, 2021). SAFE Working Paper No. 321, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3925588 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3925588

Ignazio Angeloni

Italian Finance Ministry - International Financial Relations ( email )

Via XX Settembre 97
Rome, Rome 00187
Italy

Johannes Kasinger (Contact Author)

Goethe University Frankfurt ( email )

Grüneburgplatz 1
Frankfurt am Main, 60323
Germany

Leibniz Institute for Financial Research SAFE ( email )

(http://www.safe-frankfurt.de)
Theodor-W.-Adorno-Platz 3
Frankfurt am Main, 60323
Germany

Chantawit Tantasith

affiliation not provided to SSRN

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