Datasets

Novel tax rate dataset ( NOW UPDATED UNTIL 2017 )

Detailed list of the sample period for every country, the type of tax
, and the dataset (in Excel) is available at Work Bank website: https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/29303

Cite as:
Carlos VEGH and Guillermo VULETIN, (2015), “How is tax policy conducted over the business cycle?,” American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, Vol 7, pp. 327-370.


Novel reserve requirement dataset ( NOW UPDATED UNTIL 2015:Q3 )

Detailed list of the sample period for every country, the type of legal reserve requirements, the speci
fic source, and the dataset (in Excel and Stata)  are available here:

Description of dataset (pdf file)

Dataset (in Excel or STATA format)

Cite as: Pablo FEDERICO, Carlos VEGH, and Guillermo VULETIN, (2014), “Reserve Requirement Policy over the Business Cycle,” NBER Working Paper No 20612. 


Novel central bank independence measure


Open this file for a brief description of novel central bank independence variables. See our paper for more details.

Available in the Excel or STATA format.


Cite as: Guillermo VULETIN and Ling ZHU (2011) "Replacing a "disobedient" central bank governor with a "docile" one. A novel measure of central bank independence and its effect on inflation," Journal of Money, Credit and Banking, Vol. 43, pp. 1185-1215.