The central bank network on historical monetary and financial statistics (HMFS)

About HMFS

The central bank network on historical monetary and financial statistics (HMFS) brings together central bank statisticians and academic experts to focus on long-run historic monetary and financial data that are relevant to policymakers. The aim is to provide a forum where statisticians, policymakers, economists and historians can discuss approaches to historic data and learn from each other.

The group has two guiding principles. One is the importance of comparability of statistics across countries and time. The other is the importance of transparency in how those statistics are produced, highlighting their strengths and limitations and paving the way for improvements over time.


Reference publications

Country contributions

Country contributions will be posted when they are ready and combined in the second HMFS volume

Other publications


HMFS members

HMFS steering committee

  • Ryland Thomas, Bank of England (Chair)
  • Claudio Borio, Bank for International Settlements
  • Øyvind Eitrheim, Central Bank of Norway
  • Marc Flandreau, University of Pennsylvania and Wharton School of Business

HMFS additional members

  • Kim Abildgren, Danmarks Nationalbank
  • Patrick Alexander, Bank of Canada
  • Federico Barbiellini Amidei, Bank of Italy
  • Vincent Bignon, Bank of France and Université de Aix-Marseille
  • Mark Carlson, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System      
  • Mariko Hatase, Bank of Japan
  • Tor Jacobson, Sveriges Riksbank
  • Clemens Jobst, University of Vienna and Oesterreichische Nationalbank 
  • Jan F Qvigstad, Central Bank of Norway

Long series

[Links to data to be provided by members]