South-Eastern European Monetary and Economic Statistics from the Nineteenth Century to World War II 

Promoting Knowledge of South-Eastern European Monetary History

The South-East European Monetary History Network (SEEMHN) brings together financial and monetary historians, economists and statisticians. It was established in April 2006 upon the initiative of the Bulgarian National Bank and the Bank of Greece. Its main objective is to promote knowledge of South-Eastern European monetary history and policy as an integral part of European history. Against this backdrop, the network organises annual conferences that focus on the study of specific phenomena and events connected with South-Eastern European countries, both from a historical and a comparative perspective.

Establishing a Unique Historical Time Series Database for South-Eastern Europe

Recognising the need for reliable data as a basis for empirical studies, the Bank of Albania, the Bank of Greece, the Bulgarian National Bank, the Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey, the National Bank of Romania, the National Bank of Serbia and the Oesterreichische Nationalbank have cooperated since 2006 to establish a database of 19th and 20th century monetary and financial data for South-Eastern Europe. This data volume represents a milestone in the joint endeavour to publish harmonised long-run time series on monetary, financial and other macroeconomic variables.

This new statistical data volume provides historical macroeconomic data on South-Eastern Europe in the 19th and 20th centuries. These statistical data were compiled by the central banks of Albania, Bulgaria, Greece, Romania, Serbia, Turkey and Austria.

Other SEEMHN websites:

  1. Bank of Serbia
  2. Bank of Greece
  3. Bulgarian National Bank
  4. National Bank of Romania
  5. Oesterreichische Nationalbank
  6. Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey