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Banking Reserves Tape, 1959-1986: [United States] (ICPSR 3547)

Principal Investigator(s): Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System


This collection contains data for aggregate reserves and the monetary base that incorporate the latest adjustments for discontinuities associated with the Monetary Control Act and other regulatory changes to reserve requirements. Weekly data present in these tables cover the period from the beginning of 1959 through 1986. Historical data are shown as follows: Table 1 (monthly) and Table 3 (weekly) present data on reserves measures and the monetary base adjusted to remove discontinuities caused by regulatory changes in reserve requirements. Table 2 (monthly) and Table 4 (weekly) contain data on reserves measures and the monetary base not adjusted for discontinuities. Series adjusted for discontinuities are shown on both a seasonally adjusted and not seasonally adjusted basis. Table 5 (monthly) and Table 6 (weekly) show memorandum items, not adjusted for discontinuities in the reserve requirement structure and not seasonally adjusted. These items include reserve balances at Federal Reserve Banks, vault cash of depository institutions, and borrowings of depository institutions from the Federal Reserve.

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Study Description


Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. BANKING RESERVE TAPE, 1959-1986: [UNITED STATES]. ICPSR version. Washington, DC: Federal Reserve Board [producer], 1986. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2003. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR03547.v1

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR03547.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    banks, economic systems, financial institutions, monetary policy, regulation, regulatory agencies, regulatory processes

Geographic Coverage:    United States

Time Period:   

  • 1959--1986

Date of Collection:   

  • 1959--1986

Universe:    All depository institutions of the Federal Reserve.

Data Type(s):    aggregate data

Data Collection Notes:

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Original ICPSR Release:   2003-04-25


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