Key Charts - Too-Big-To-Fail

Decreasing Total Bank Assets to GDP (1999-2011)

Total banking assets to GDP is a variable that is a comprehensive measure of size, because it includes not only credit to private sector, but also credit to government as well as bank assets other than credit.

There were 8 countries that saw decreases in ratios of bank assets to GDP by more than 1 percentage point between Survey I and Survey IV.

China saw a decrease in bank assets to GDP from Survey I to Survey IV

I and IV refer to the Bank Regulation and Supervision Surveys I (1999) and Surveys IV (2011). I-IV refers to a decrease in the value of the index from 1999-2011.

Report: James R. Barth, Gerard Caprio Jr., and Ross Levine, "Measure It, Improve It: Bank Regulation and Supervision in 180 Countries 1999-2011," Milken Institute, April 2013, p. 15, Figure 2.

Decreasing Total Bank Assets to GDP (1999-2011)

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