Dates for Banking Crises, Currency Crashes, Sovereign Domestic or External Default (or Restructuring), Inflation Crises, and Stock Market Crashes (Varieties)

Four spreadsheets cover annual data from 1800-2010 with 7 or 8 time series per country. Five series date a variety of Reinhart-Rogoff (RR) financial crises (banking, currency, domestic and external default or restructuring, and inflation) for all 70 countries. Stock market crashes are included for a smaller set of countries subject to equity price data availability. The last two series are a yearly tally of crises "varieties" and a dummy variable indicating the year of independence (if applicable). An insert table for each country also dates the largest recorded output declines, as discussed in Reinhart's (2010) country-by-country Chartbook; the tables reflect the most recent updates. Historical default probabilities and dates of hyperinflation episodes and IMF programs (if applicable) are also included. A synopsis of the methodology used to date the crises is included in each of the spreadsheets.

Varieties Part I: Algeria, Angola, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Central African Republic, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cote D'Ivoire, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, and El Salvador.

Varieties Part II: Finland, France, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Guatemala, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Korea, Malaysia, Mauritius, Mexico, and Morocco.

Varieties Part III: Myanmar, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, and Switzerland.

Varieties Part VI: Taiwan, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Venezuela, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.

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  • Varieties_Countries_M-S
  • Varieties_Country_A-E.xls
  • Varieties_Country_F-M.xls
  • Varieties_Country_T-Z.xls