Dataset details
Ref dataset: 862 (1.0.0)
Dataset title
Swiss Banks in International Comparison 1890-1970 : a Data Bank of Bank Data
DOI 10.23662/FORS-DS-862-1
Ref dataset 862
Ref study 9765
Dataset language French
Additional information As part of the NSF research project (2005-2010), entitled History of the Swiss financial Centre (1890-1970), we conducted an important task of harvesting of banking data at first hand. This data covers the survey of systematic major accounting positions of the largest banks in six European countries - Germany, Great Britain, France, Italy, Belgium and Switzerland – in the period 1890-1970. This original database has resulted from examinations of management reports of all the institutions concerned, and is now available to researchers on the platform Forsbase (access with permission). Dans le cadre du projet de recherche FNS (2005-2010) intitulé Histoire de la place financière suisse (1890-1970), nous avons effectué un important travail de récolte de données bancaires de première main. Celui-ci porte sur le relevé systématique des principaux postes comptables des plus grandes banques de six pays européens — Allemagne, Grande Bretagne, France, Italie, Belgique et Suisse — sur la période 1890-1970. Cette base de données originales, issue du dépouillement des rapports de gestion des institutions concernées, est désormais mise à disposition des chercheurs sur la plate forme Forsbase (accès avec autorisation).
Dataset version 1.0.0
Version notes
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Publication date 06.11.2017
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Bibliographical citation Sébastien Guex, Malik Mazbouri, Rodrigo Lopez Knupfer: Les banques suisses en comparaison internationale (1890-1970) : une banque de données de données bancaires [Dataset]. Université de Lausanne - Faculté des Lettres - Section histoire. Distributed by FORS, Lausanne, 2017. https://doi.org/10.23662/FORS-DS-862-1
Data type Quantitative data
Consent of respondents
Time method Time series
Media
  • Digitalized data file
  • Digitalized documents
Data collector
Available document types
  • Additional documentation concerning the data
Remarks about the documentation
Restriction Academic research and teaching
Special order
Special permission With prior agreement of author
Status Published

1.A. German Banks Balance Sheets 1890-1970
Collection date - begin 01.01.2005
Collection date - end 31.12.2010
Analysis unit
  • Geographic Unit
  • Time Unit
  • Other
Universe Original data from banks balance sheets
Sampling description
Mode of data collection
  • Compilation / Synthesis
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  • Other
Data source Banks balance sheets
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Number of cases
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1.B. English Banks Balance Sheets 1890-1970
Collection date - begin 01.01.2005
Collection date - end 31.12.2010
Analysis unit
  • Geographic Unit
  • Time Unit
  • Other
Universe Original data from banks balance sheets
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  • Compilation / Synthesis
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  • Other
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1.C. Belgian Banks Balance Sheets 1890-1970
Collection date - begin 01.01.2005
Collection date - end 31.12.2010
Analysis unit
  • Geographic Unit
  • Time Unit
  • Other
Universe Original data from banks balance sheets
Sampling description
Mode of data collection
  • Compilation / Synthesis
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  • Other
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1.D. French Banks Balance Sheets 1890-1970
Collection date - begin 01.01.2005
Collection date - end 31.12.2010
Analysis unit
  • Geographic Unit
  • Time Unit
  • Other
Universe Original data from banks balance sheets
Sampling description
Mode of data collection
  • Compilation / Synthesis
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  • Other
Data source
Weighting information
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Number of cases
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1.E. Italian Banks Balance Sheets 1890-1970
Collection date - begin 01.01.2005
Collection date - end 31.12.2010
Analysis unit
  • Geographic Unit
  • Time Unit
  • Other
Universe Original data from banks balance sheets
Sampling description
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  • Compilation / Synthesis
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  • Other
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1.F. Swiss Banks Balance Sheets 1890-1970
Collection date - begin 01.01.2005
Collection date - end 31.12.2010
Analysis unit
  • Geographic Unit
  • Time Unit
  • Other
Universe Original data from banks balance sheets
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  • Compilation / Synthesis
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  • Other
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2. Total Assets/Deposits of Banking Institutions, by countries (Germany, United Kingdom, Belgium, France, Italy, Switzerland) 1890-1970
Collection date - begin 01.01.2005
Collection date - end 31.12.2010
Analysis unit
  • Geographic Unit
  • Time Unit
  • Other
Universe Data from official statistics, by countries 1890-1970
Sampling description
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  • Compilation / Synthesis
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  • Other
Data source Official - Public - Printed statistics
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3. Index of Consumer Prices (by countries), Gross Domestic Product (by countries), Short Term Exchange Rates in Switzerland, 1890-1970
Collection date - begin 01.01.2005
Collection date - end 31.12.2010
Analysis unit
  • Geographic Unit
  • Time Unit
  • Other
Universe Data from official statistics, by countries 1890-1970
Sampling description
Mode of data collection
  • Compilation / Synthesis
Data collection instruments
  • Other
Data source Data from official statistics, by countries 1890-1970
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