CBI data

Here you will find the last version of the dataset coding statutory reforms affecting central bank independence. The data includes the existence of central bank reforms, their direction, and the attributes necessary to build the Cukierman, Webb, and Neyapty (1992) index in 182 countries, between 1970 and 2012.

The paper describing the data is here, with the online appendix.

The full dataset and replication files are in the Harvard Dataverse.


Here, you can find a new version of the dataset in two formats Excel, and Stata 12 (with 2018 corrections ).


Users of the data should cite:


Garriga, Ana Carolina. 2016. Central Bank Independence in the World: A New Dataset. International Interactions 42 (5):849-868 doi: 10.1080/03050629.2016.1188813

I am working to update this dataset to include the 2013-2017 period.

If you would like to suggest any correction to the data to be included in future releases, please contact me carolina.garriga[at]cide.edu