This project employs a mixed methods approach. It compiles a new dataset of over 100 jurisdictions that were not members of the Basel Committee in 2008 and identifies the drivers of Basel adoption using spatial lags and spatial autoregressive models. The large-n studies are complemented by in-depth case studies of 11 countries on 3 continents using archival research and semi-structured interviews with regulators, bankers, and financial experts.


The dataset underlying the large-n studies will be found here soon, along with a coding manual.