List of data sources for economics and finance

Posted on 31 May 2013 by Stephen Ratcliffe

This is a table of database sources for commonly requested topics in the area of economics and finance. WRDS is available for Cardiff University postgraduate students and staff. Register here The other databases can all be found on the library databases A-Z list. [click on image to enlarge] The table is not a complete list
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Uploading companies into WRDS

Posted on 6 December 2012 by Stephen Ratcliffe

Here’s a quick video on how to upload companies in to the COMPUSTAT module of the WRDS web service. To do this, you will have to have a list of unique identifier codes in a specific text file format. These codes can be of several types, including CUSIP, CIK or TIC. A post will be
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IBES data now available via WRDS platform

Posted on 9 January 2012 by Stephen Ratcliffe

Business School students now have access to IBES data on WRDS (Wharton Research Data Services). This dataset incorporates global current and historical earnings forecasts including indivdual broker estimates. To access this data, you will need to apply for access at http://wrds-web.wharton.upenn.edu/wrds/ by registering for an account. Individual WRDS accounts are offered to standing faculty, full-time
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