Review Paper 3

Review of Financial Services Indicators

Robert Inklaar (RUG), Joaquin Maudos (IVIE), Juan Fernandez de Guevara (IVIE) and Aljar Meesters (RUG)


The indicators covered in this workpackage fall under seven general headings:

1. Bank output
2. Dependence on external finance
3. Bank efficiency
4. Bank competition
5. Integration
6. Internationalization and openness
7. Bank soundness

In this document, we will discuss each of these sets of indicators in turn, discussing the concepts, definitions and coverage. An overview and discussion of data sources is included as the final section.




Review of Financial Services Indicators


Paper published on private website February 2011, released onto public website March 2011

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