Data for: "Playing Yo-Yo with Bank Competition: New Evidence from 1890 to 2014"

Published: 23-10-2017| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/dt48p975m6.1
Riccardo De Bonis,
Francesco Vercelli,
Giuseppe Marinelli


The uploaded files include datasets and programs which are necessary for replicating the results in the article "De Bonis R., Marinelli G., Vercelli F., 2017, Playing Yo-yo with Bank Competition: New Evidence from 1890 to 2014, Explorations in Economic History". The dataset does not include the observations after 1973 because the microdata, gathered by the Bank of Italy for prudential purposes, cannot be released to the public. Abstract of the paper: This paper uses a unique data set - comprising 125 years of individual bank balance sheets - to investigate the effect of regulatory changes on the evolution of bank competition. The historical depth of this data set makes it possible to assess the impact of infrequent regulatory reforms that drastically changed the banking sector in the 1930s and in the 1980s. We compare several indicators to analyze how bank competition evolves, and we find that its evolution exhibits a yo-yo pattern induced by the changes in regulatory regimes.


Steps to reproduce

The file "Info_replication_data.pdf" explains the steps in order to reproduce the results of the paper using the datasets and the programs uploaded here.