Fostering the debate through research and statistics

From its outset in the 1930s, the BIS has also served as a think tank for central banks. In its research and publications it focuses on policy issues of interest to monetary and financial authorities. The BIS also plays an important role in compiling and disseminating statistics on the international financial system, particularly those that shed light on issues related to financial stability.

1930 – 1945
The foundations of BIS research.
1945 – 1961
Economic analysis in the postwar world.
1961 – 1979
Research, analysis and statistics in support of the Group of Ten.
1980 – 2001
Monitoring the global financial markets.
2001 – 2020
Focus on global macro-financial stability, before and after the Great Financial Crisis.