Thomas Richter (principal investigator), GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies. Thomas can be reached at thomas.richter (at) giga-hamburg (dot) de.

Viola Lucas (associate research fellow), GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies. Viola can be reached at viola.lucas (at) giga-hamburg (dot) de.

We are very grateful to Ferdinand Eibl (King's College London) for his unique contributions as a close collaborator in this project. The generation of this dataset wouldn’t have been possible without the invaluable support of Premela Isaac and Dorota Wyganowska from the IMF Archives in Washington DC. We are thankful to Hannes Bahrenburg, Christian Buerckel, Jessica Johansson, Frederik Knirsch, Sabrina Maaß, Jessica Noll, Alexandra Reinicke, Nikolai Röhl and Christiane Thier for their excellent research assistance and Andrew Crawford for website management.

Martin Beck (Syddansk Universitet), Daniel Lambach (Universität Duisburg-Essen) and Tim Wegenast (Universität Konstanz) provided crucial advice and support at different stages of the project.