The CFS’s (Center for Financial Studies) historical money and capital market data base, Germany 1871 to 1914.

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Center for Financial Studies, University of Frankfurt
  • Eube, Steffen (Center for Financial Studies, University of Frankfurt)
  • Weigt, Anja (Center for Financial Studies, University of Frankfurt)
  • Müller, Johannes (Center for Financial Studies, University of Frankfurt)
Publication Date
  • ZA:
    • Historical Studies Data
  • Abstract

    The historical money and capital market data base contains both more than 100.000 pension market data (interest rates as well as stock prices and associated income returns)and stock market data from the period of the German Empire´s establishment 1871 up to the outbreak of the First World War in the year 1914. This data base was developed by the Institut for capital market research (CFS, Center for Financial Studies) of the Johann Wolfgang Goethe - University of Frankfurt/Main in the context of the DFG priority programme titeled „Empirical Capital Market Research“. The data were gathered by extensive searches at the german financial centres at that time, which were Berlin, Frankfurt/Main, Hamburg, Leipzig, Cologne and Munich. They ensure thus under geographical criteria a comprehensive and representative overview of the money and capital market situation in Germany before the First World War. Topics Timeseries are available via the downloadsystem HISTAT: The data of the individual stock exchange centres are arranged according to industries: Banks, insurance, traffic, electrical industry, mechanical engineering, metal industry, mining industry, building and propberty, chemistry, paper, glass and ceramic(s), breweries, other ones, textile and leather.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1871 / 1914
Geographic Coverage
  • German Reich (1871-1945) (DXDE)
    Berlin, Frankfurt/Main, Hamburg, Leipzig, Cologne, Munich.
Collection Mode
  • Sources: Original documents of at that time. The following sources were available at the different stock exchange centres: - Berlin: Berliner Börsen-Zeitung; Berliner Börsencourier; Neumann´s Cours-Tabellen. - Frankfurt: Öffentliches Börsen - Coursblatt; Frankfurter Zeitung. - Hamburg: Hamburgischer Correspondent - Neue Hamburgische Börsen-Halle. - Munich: Börsen-Kursblatt; Jahresberichte der IHK München. - Leipzig: Leipziger Börsen - Course. - Cologne: Kölnische Zeitung; Kölner Tageblatt.
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Text Unit
    Number of Units: 528
    Number of Variables: 5493
A - Data and documents are released for academic research and teaching.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA8286 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Eube, Steffen /Müller, Johannes/Weigt, Anja, 2007: Die Historische Geld- und Kapitalmarkt Datenbank des Center for Financial Studies. Johann Wolfgang Goethe - Universität, Frankfurt a. Main.

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 243 | Registration Date: 2010-07-23