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Empirical Research: Banking

This guide will provide resources for empirical legal research including information on data sets and statistical packages.

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United States


  • FDIC Quarterly: periodical produced by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation with quarterly statistics.
  • Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System Data Download Program: allows users to download data related to Fed statistical releases.  Includes information on bank assets and liabilities.
  • Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System Research: finance and economics working papers, including statistics.  They also have a separate data page.

Books & Journals:

  • Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. Statistics on Banking: a statistical history of the United States banking industry. Washington, DC: Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. HG2493 .S72 and on microfiche. 
  • Office of the Comptroller General. Quarterly Journal. HG2543 .U56a