Data for The Curse of Cash

This page contains links to ORIGINAL data for figures and tables in The Curse of Cash, by Kenneth Rogoff (Princeton University Press, 2016), and also data UPDATED through 2016 for the paperback edition, The Curse of Cash: How Large-Denomination Bills Facilitate Crime and Tax Evasion and Constrain Monetary Policy (Princeton University Press, 2017). Source notes and links are contained in the files.


Preface (No data)

Chapter 1 (No data)

Chapter 2
Figure 2.1: Paper money printing and rice price in the Yuan dynasty
Table 2.1: Selected peak debasement years for European coinage, 1300–1812 (See source notes in book.)

Chapter 3
Figure 3.1: US currency/GDP, 1948–2015    (Updated data 1948-2018)
Figure 3.2: Euro currency/GDP, 1995-2015    (Updated data 1995-2018)
Figure 3.3: Japanese currency/GDP, 1953-2015    (Updated data 1953-2018)
Figure 3.4: Currency-to-GDP ratio, 2015    (Updated data, 2018)
Figure 3.5: Share of largest banknote in total currency supply
Figure 3.6: Local currency per capita in US dollars, 2015    (Updated data, 2018)
Figure 3.7: Foreign holdings of US currency (in billions of dollars)
Figure 3.8: Currency to GDP in 1995, advanced economies
Table 3.1: Proportion of large notes in circulation, by country

Chapter 4
Figure 4.1: Payments by instrument type (July 2020 Update)
Figure 4.2: Payments per dollar amount per consumer (July 2020 Update)
Table 4.1: Average cash balances in wallet (See source notes in book.)
Table 4.2: Percentage of respondents always (or often) using cash for different kinds of purchases, by country (See source notes in book.)

Chapter 5
Figure 5.1: Underground economy as percentage of official GDP
Table 5.1: Restrictions on the use of cash in the Eurozone (See source notes in book.)

Chapter 6
Figure 6.1: Seigniorage revenue/GDP, 2006–2015 average    (Updated data, 2018)

Chapter 7
Figure 7.1: Sweden: Banknotes and coins in circulation (billion kronor)    (Updated data, 2018)
Figure 7.2: Declining total demand for large notes in Sweden (value in billion kronor)    (Updated data, 2018)

Chapter 8
Figure 8.1: UK policy rate, 1930–present    (Updated data, 2019)
Figure 8.2: New York Federal Reserve discount rate, 1929–1939
Figure 8.3: US and UK market rates, 1929– 1939
Figure 8.4: 2000-2015 Policy interest rates for the Federal Reserve, European Central Bank, and the Bank of England
Figure 8.5: Ten-year treasury inflation-indexed security, constant maturity    (Updated data, 2019)
Table 8.1: Central bank discount rate cuts in response to two crises (See source notes in book.)

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Chapter 10 (No data)

Chapter 11 (No data)

Chapter 12
Table 12.1: Cumulative change in the currency's value versus the US dollar, January 1970–December 2001 (See source notes in book.)

Chapter 13 (No data)

Chapter 14
Figure 14.1: Market price of bitcoins (US dollars)     (Updated data, 2019)
Figure 14.2: Real gold price (US dollars)     (Updated data, 2018)

Final Thoughts (No data)

Appendix (No data)

Minor corrections to text of first printing of the 2017 paperback version (fixed in later printings)