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Capital Control Policy Changes, 1951-1998

Resource Type
Dataset : event/transaction data
  • Rector, Chad (George Washington University)
  • Kastner, Scott L. (University of Maryland)
Other Title
  • Archival Version (Subtitle)
Publication Date
Free Keywords
democracy; economic policy; international economics; international organizations; international trade; market economy; parliamentary governments; trade policy
  • Abstract

    This collection measures capital control policy changes using the International Monetary Fund's (IMF) yearly summary of each member state's financial regulations. In the country reports each year, the IMF describes and dates all significant changes in each state's regulations on trade, payments, and capital movement policies. The IMF's written descriptions for each reported change in each country were converted into a set of numeric variables. The survey covered 19 parliamentary democracies that have been continuously democratic since 1951, the first year for which the IMF reported regulatory changes. Since this collection focuses on investment capital, it does not include regulatory changes relating to tourist allocations or payments for services. The date of each regulatory change is included as well as dummy variables which measure whether the change, based on IMF descriptions, was restricting or liberalizing.
  • Methods

    ICPSR data undergo a confidentiality review and are altered when necessary to limit the risk of disclosure. ICPSR also routinely creates ready-to-go data files along with setups in the major statistical software formats as well as standard codebooks to accompany the data. In addition to these procedures, ICPSR performed the following processing steps for this data collection: Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes..
  • Table of Contents


    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • 1951 / 1998
    Time period: 1951--1998
  • Collection date: 1999
Geographic Coverage
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Canada
  • Denmark
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Norway
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • United Kingdom
  • Global
Sampled Universe
Nineteen countries from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development including Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom. Smallest Geographic Unit: nation
Collection Mode
  • The codebook is provided by ICPSR as a Portable Document Format (PDF) file. The PDF file format was developed by Adobe Systems Incorporated and can be accessed using PDF reader software, such as the Adobe Acrobat Reader. Information on how to obtain a copy of the Acrobat Reader is provided on the ICPSR Web site.

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Alternative Identifiers
  • 3932 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR03932.v1
  • Kastner, Scott L., Rector, Chad. International Regimes, Domestic Veto-Players, and Capital Controls Policy Stability. International Studies Quarterly.47, (1), 1-22.2003.
    • ID: 10.1111/1468-2478.4701001 (DOI)

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

Rector, Chad; Kastner, Scott L. (2004): Capital Control Policy Changes, 1951-1998. Archival Version. Version: v0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.