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Warren E. Weber University of South Carolina, Bank of Canada, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

Warren Weber joined the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis in 1981 and served as senior research officer in the Research Department from 1989 to 2012, when he retired. Before joining the Bank, he taught economics at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Tulane University and Duke University. He also has been an adjunct economics professor at the University of Minnesota.

Warren’s M.S. and Ph.D. degrees are from Carnegie-Mellon University. His research agenda focuses on monetary and banking theory and history, with particular emphasis on banking in the United States before 1861.

Some of the Excel files below use Pre-1900 dates that Excel does not natively handle. Download the Pre-1900 Date Function Add-In to overcome this limitation. Once downloaded, copy it to C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office10\Library (for Microsoft Office XP). Then open Excel, go to Add-Ins - Tools and check the corresponding box.

Antebellum U.S. State Bank Balance Sheets

  • This data set consists of individual bank balance sheets for the antebellum period in the United States compiled from reports of state banking authorities.

Census of State Banks
When using this census of banks, please cite the source as Weber, Warren E. (2005), Census of Early State Banks in the United States.

  • This file contains a listing of all banks that existed in the United States between 1784 and 1860 along with their opening and closing dates. Further, if a bank went out of existence, its disposition – whether it closed, failed, or other – is given. For the methodology to obtain beginning and ending dates see Early State Banks in the United States: How Many Were There and When Did They Exist? Journal of Economic History, June 2006: 433-455.

Disaggregated Call Reports for U.S. National Banks, 1880-1910
To cite this data set, please use this reference: Weber, Warren E. 2000. Disaggregated Call Reports for U.S. National Banks, 1880-1910. Research Department, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis.

  • This spreadsheet contains the disaggregated national bank call reports by state and reserve city for each call report date. These data appear as compiled by the Comptroller of the Currency. These data are a “cleaned” version of the data published in the Annual Reports of the Comptroller of the Currency. Where assets and liabilities were not equal for a state or reserve city in the original, they have been corrected to be equal in this data set. This was done by comparing for each asset and liability category differences between totals as reported by the Comptroller and totals category obtained by aggregating the individual state and reserve city data. It should also be noted that aggregates for the entire National Banking System should be based on the individual data in this data set and not those reported by the Comptroller. After 1900 the dates for the data for Alaska and Hawaii that the Comptroller used in his totals do not match the dates given in the individual state reports.

International Data, 1810-1995
To cite this data set, please use this reference: Weber, Warren E. 2000. International Data. 1810-1995. Research Department, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis.

Quoted Discounts

Railroad Stock Prices, 1834-1845
To cite this data set, please use this reference: Weber, Warren E. Railroad Stock Prices, 1834-1845. Research Department, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis.

  • Railroad stock prices, quarterly indices