The Reichsbank 1876 - 1920: Explorations in Monetary Cliometrics

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Diebold, Claude (Universität Montpellier)
  • Darne, Oliver (Universität Montpellier)
Publication Date
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    • Historical Studies Data
  • Abstract

    The study on hand is an investigation on seasonal fluctuation ranges of the German Reichsbank’s metal stocks between 1876 and 1920. The test of seasonal unity roots enables the identification of the character of deterministic and random seasonal fluctuations of timeseries. This specific method of timeseries analysis is applied to the monetary time series on monthly basis of the German Reichsbank. The timeseries are collected from weakly surveyed data with 2160 cases. The analysis shows, that a deterministic seasonal fluctuation of cases with particularly strong seasonality at the beginning and at the end of the year could be identified. Data Tables (see Online-Database HISTAT): - Cash flow, Gold- and foreign exchange balance in Million Reichsmark (1876-1920) - Metal stocks of the Reichsbank, weekly data (1876-1920) Variables: Weekly data: - Metal stocks are stocks of gold, taler, and secondary coins.. Yearly data: - Cash flow - Gold- and foreign exchange balance - Cash flow, total (Angaben der Dt. Bundesbank) - Cash flow, gold coins - Gold- and foreign exchange balance of the central bank, total - Gold- and foreign exchange balance of the central bank, gold coins - Metalstocks, yearly averages - average of gold stocks - average stock of german coins. Analysis of the following sources: 1) Official Statistics: Jahrbuch für die amtliche Statistik des preussischen Staates, Statistisches Handbuch für den preussischen Staat, Statistisches Jahrbuch für das Deutsche Reich, Vierteljahreshefte zur Statistik des Deutschen Reichs. 2) Archival Material: Preussische Gesetz-Sammlung (GR 3600 MF, HA10 Bo 100, Microfiches, Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin – Preussischer Kulturbesitz). 3) Reports of the German Reichsbank Die Reichsbank, 1876 – 1900, Berlin 1900, Die Reichsbank, 1901 – 1925, Berlin 1925. Territory of investigation: German Empire.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1876 / 1920
Geographic Coverage
  • German Reich (1871-1945) (DXDE)
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Text Unit
    Number of Units: 2160
    Number of Variables: 10
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA8144 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Darne, Oliver; Diebolt, Claude: Explorations in Monetary Cliometrics. The Reichsbank: 1876-1920. In: Historical Social Research / Historische Sozialforschung (HSR), Vol. 25, No. 3/4, 2000, S. 23-35.

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