Promoting knowledge of South-Eastern European monetary history

The South-Eastern European Monetary History Network (SEEMHN) brings together financial and monetary historians, economists and statisticians. It was set up in April 2006 on the initiative of the Bulgarian National Bank and the Bank of Greece. Its main objective is to promote knowledge of South-Eastern European monetary history and policy as an integral part of European history. Against this backdrop, the network organises annual conferences to discuss specific topics of relevance to South-Eastern European countries, from both a historical and a comparative perspective.

Establishing a unique historical time series database for South-Eastern Europe

Recognising the need for reliable data as a basis for empirical studies, the Bank of Albania, the Bank of Greece, the Bulgarian National Bank, the Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey, the National Bank of Romania, the National Bank of Serbia and the Oesterreichische Nationalbank have cooperated since 2006 to establish a database of 19th and 20th century monetary and financial data for South-Eastern Europe. The SEEMHN data volume represents a milestone in the joint endeavor to publish harmonised long-run time series on monetary, financial and other macroeconomic variables.

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