Welcome to FRAME

FRAME is an online repository of studies on the effects of financial regulations. It is aimed at sharing and keeping track of the most recent findings in the literature (see Boissay, Cantu, Claessens and Villegas (2019)).

In the "Literature & impact estimates" tab you will find a list of studies on the effects of a given financial regulation on different economic variables, and distributions of quantitative impact estimates.

FRAME is updated on a continuous basis. If you would like to be referenced and/or report impact estimates, please fill out this reporting template, and email it to frame@bis.org.

Alan, Frederic, Stijn

The views expressed in the studies referenced in FRAME are those of their authors and do not necessarily reflect ours (or those of the BIS). We are nonetheless responsible for any error or omission in the reporting of those studies.

Last update: 5 March 2019

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Frequently asked questions:


  1. How can I be referenced in FRAME?
    FRAME is updated on a continuous basis. If you would like to be referenced and/or report impact estimates, please fill out this reporting template and email it to frame@bis.org. The reporting template is meant to facilitate the update of FRAME. Please fill out one template per impact estimate.
  2. Does the BIS - or any institution hosted by the BIS - vouch for the impact estimates reported in FRAME?
    No. FRAME is a repository aimed at sharing and keeping track of the most recent findings in the literature, whatever those findings are. Accordingly, the results reported in FRAME do not necessarily reflect the views of the BIS or of any institution hosted by the BIS.
  3. How are the studies referenced in FRAME selected?
    There are no particular selection criteria. The only requirement for a study to be referenced is that it must be accessible online. However, we reserve the right not to include every study.
  4. How to send feedback or signal errors in the reporting of a study?
    Send an email to frame@bis.org.
  5. Is it possible to visualise conditional distributions within a breakdown category?
    Yes. This can be done by selecting or deselecting elements in the legend on the distribution chart.
  6. Is it possible to break down the distributions along more than one dimension?
    No. For the time being, there are not enough estimates in FRAME to allow for more granular breakdowns.
  7. Is there any information in FRAME about how regulations interact with each other?
    Each impact estimate in FRAME corresponds to the effect of one given regulation, all other things being equal. That said, results about the effect of a change in one regulatory ratio on another (eg of a 1 percentage point increase in banks’ capital ratio as “regulatory ratio” on banks’ liquidity ratio as “target”) can give a sense of how two regulations may interact.