United States Historical Data on Bank Market Structure, 1896-1955

Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
  • Flood, Mark D.
Other Title
  • Archival Version (Subtitle)
Publication Date
Free Keywords
bank deposits; banking; banks; credit; loans
  • Abstract

    This collection consists of annual statewide aggregates for a variety of bank market structure variables in the United States. The data span 60 years from 1896 to 1955 and include information for all 50 states. These time-series data, collected in 1992-1994, pertain to historical bank market structure, soundness, and performance. Balance sheet data are presented for national and non-national banks, while income statement data are available only for national banks. Other variables include state population, state branching law, total loans, total deposits, number of national banks, and bank debits.
  • Table of Contents


    • DS1: Dataset
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Collection Mode
  • (1) The first record of the dataset contains the titles for the 3,060 cases. (2) This collection has not been processed by ICPSR staff. ICPSR is distributing the data and documentation for this collection in essentially the same form in which they were received. When appropriate, hardcopy documentation has been converted to machine-readable form and variables have been recoded to ensure respondents' anonymity.

This version of the study is no longer available on the web. If you need to acquire this version of the data, you have to contact ICPSR User Support (help@icpsr.umich.edu).
Alternative Identifiers
  • 2393 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR02393.v1
  • Eichengreen, Barry, Arnaud, J. Mehl, Chitu, Livia, Richardson, Gary. Mutual Assistance between Federal Reserve Banks, 1913-1960 as Prolegomena to the TARGET2 Debate. NBER Working Paper No. 20267.Cambridge, MA: National Bureau of Economic Research. 2014.
    • ID: http://www.nber.org/papers/w20267.pdf (URL)
  • Mitchener, Kris James, Richardson, Gary. Does 'skin in the game' reduce risk taking? Leverage, liability and the long-run consequences of new deal banking reforms. Explorations in Economic History.50, (4), 508-525.2013.
    • ID: 10.1016/j.eeh.2013.06.002 (DOI)
  • Dehejia, Rajeev, Lleras-Muney, Adriana. Financial development and pathways of growth: State branching and deposit insurance laws in the United States, 1900–1940. Journal of Law and Economics.50, (2), 239-272.2007.
    • ID: 10.1086/511322 (DOI)
  • Dehejia, Rajeev, Lleras-Muney, Adriana. Why Does Financial Development Matter? The United States from 1900 to 1940. NBER Working Paper Series.9551, Cambridge, MA: National Bureau of Economic Research. 2003.

Update Metadata: 2015-08-05 | Issue Number: 6 | Registration Date: 2015-06-15