Banque de France’s OPEN DATA ROOM
700 MILLION FRENCH GRANULAR DATA AVAILABLE FROM NEW YORK TO RESEARCHERS BASED IN THE U.S.
From November 2nd 2018 on, 700 million French granular data will be available, free of charge, to researchers in the U.S., through Banque de France Representative Office in New York.

DATA SCOPE

Granular (plus aggregated series if needed) data scope encompasses the main French economic sectors:
* households
* non-financial corporates
* credit institutions, other financial intermediaries, insurance companies
The most important financial items can be accessed, in particular:
• Loans and indebtedness
• Savings and financial estate
• Balance sheets and P&L accounts (banks and corporates), on a solo and consolidated basis when possible
• Cross border transactions
• Financial derivatives
• Monetary operations
• Economic forecast
Those data have been collected and checked by the Banque de France. Depending on the nature of the data, seniority can go back up to 1993.

ACCESS TERMS

Data are provided on an anonymized basis. Applications are reviewed within a short time-frame by an Access Committee, including Banque de France senior officers and independent external academics. Only requests that explicitly aim at publishing the research outcome in an academic publication are accepted, in accordance with EU Regulation 2533/98. Requests for access are to be made on an Access Form (AF) accessible on Banque de France’s website at the following address: https://www.banque-france.fr/en/statistics/access-granular-data/open-data-room, or can be requested by email at: DGSDIMOS-Dataaccess-ut@banque-france.fr.
Please refer to the AF for the precise terms regarding access rights and obligations.

OPERATIONAL ACCESS

Access will be provided in the premises of the Banque de France Representative Office, 400 Madison Avenue, 10017, New York City. Access to Banque de France’s office in New York will be granted by appointment, once the application has been accepted. Interested researchers should therefore copy Banque de France Representative Office (nyoffice@banque-france.fr) on their initial request or contact the New York office as soon as application has been accepted.
The New York IT set up includes complimentary usage of the most common Statistical software, mainly R and related software. As the hard data hub is located in Paris, the New York system is supported by a dedicated team based in Paris, for IT and statistical issues. This dedicated team will be available to help researchers in the U.S. on demand.

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