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Economics: Finance

Organizations, Search Engines and Reference Tools

American Finance Association. Academic organization devoted to the study and promotion of knowledge about financial economics.

Business Source Complete. Premier business and industry database with 1,100 peer-reviewed business publication.

CCH Capital Changes. Complete capital change histories for corporations, including stock dividends, stock splits, reverse stock splits, etc. Part of the large CCH library - click the "capital change" button. 

Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU). In-depth, lengthy reports on macroeconomic, financial, and political conditions in over 200 countries.

Econlit. Most comprehensive database to scholarly journal articles in economics. Also lists books and dissertations, and articles within collective works.

Factiva. News and information in 22 languages, including The Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times, and Dow Jones and Reuters newswires.

Investopedia.  Good source for background tutorials and crash courses in finance and investment. Tutorials often have pop-ups.

Mergent Online. Public company financials and SEC documents. Income statements, balance sheets, and cash flows. Includes historic Moody's Manuals.

Palgrave Connect Economics and Finance Collection. E-Books in economics and finance from Palgrave, one of the main economics and finance trade publishers.

Standard & Poor's NetAdvantage. Reports on industry and company profiles, stock, bond, and mutual fund analysis, and economic forecasts.

ThomsonOne. Public company financials and analysis as well as venture capital firm, fund, and portfolio information. Includes access to Investext (works best with IE).

Value Line Research Center. Investment research with data, analysis and commentary on stocks, mutual funds, options and other securities. UCB has access to most surveys, see the Long Business Library guide for details.

Key Data Sources

Amadeus.  Pan-European financial database containing information on approximately 20 million companies from 43 countries, including all the EU countries and Eastern Europe. Up to 10 years of detailed information and consolidated statements are also provided when available. From Bureau Van Dyck

CEIC Global. Database of over 400,000 time series covering a growing list of countries in Asia, Europe, and the Americas. Data items include: National Accounts, Industrial, Sales, Construction-Property, Demographic-Labor, Domestic and Foreign Trade, Stock Markets, Banking, Inflation, Monetary, Forex, Investment, and more.

Datastream International.  Database of online global financial and economic information with 1 million items updated daily. Covers equities, indices, economics, FOREX, interest rates, fixed incomes, and derivatives. Dates covered: up to 40 years of data included, depending on the field. NOTE: Use is limited to currently enrolled UC Berkeley students, faculty and staff. This database may only be accessed from the Doe Library Data Lab workstation 1 and the Datastream terminal in the Business Library.

Data Planet.  Easy access to many economic, social, political, and marketing indicators as well as data from Zillow, Factset Corporate Fundamentals, US Stock Market Prices, and selected international market indices and exchanges (DJIA, S&P, Nikkei, Bombay, Hang Seng, etc).

Global Financial Data. Contains extremely long runs of historical data on U.S. stock prices and macroeconomic data for the U.S. and foreign countries. Subscription includes the full service and these sub-sets: Long-term Financial, Interest Rate, United States Daily Stock Market, Global Stock Market, Total Return, Annual Data, and Dow Jones Industrial Average Intraday.

IMF Annual Report on Exchange Agreements and Exchange Restrictions (AREAR) Database.  Tracks exchange and trade arrangements for all 186 IMF member countries, along with territories of member countries, offering a comprehensive description of exchange and trade systems beyond exchange restrictions or exchange controls.

International Financial Statistics. Financial, trade, and national accounts statistics by country. Historical data is available back to 1948 and is reported in various time frequencies, including monthly and annual statistics.

Mergent Online. Excellent source fot public company financials and SEC documents. Income statements, balance sheets, and cash flow statements. Includes historic Moody's Manuals which include corporate histories, financial statements, subsidiaries, long-term debt, etc.

Netadvantage Provides proprietary reports about companies and industries, including industry and company profiles, stock, bond, and mutual fund analysis, and economic forecasts. Regularly updated publications include S and P's Industry Surveys, The Outlook, Credit Week, and directories of private companies, executives, and security dealers.

Orbis.  Contains information on over 200 million companies worldwide, both private and public. Data is standardized for easy cross-border comparisons. Includes companies' financial accounts, credit scores from a number of independent providers, directorships, ownership structures, and details of mergers and acquisitions activity.

Thomson One. Public company information, including fundamentals, consensus estimates, in depth broker research, recent deals, and share ownership.  Also includes venture capital and private equity data. Only works using Internet Explorer (IE).

Wharton Research Data Service (WRDS). Web-based business data research service from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, providing access to financial, economic, and company data though a uniform interface.  UC Berkeley subscriptions provide access to: COMPUSTATCRSPIBESNYSE-TAQ, Amadeus, Global Insight, and others. WRDS is generally restricted to faculty and graduate students in Berkeley's Business and Economics departments. Exceptions will be made for those with academic need outside those departments. Click on the link, choose "Register" and if you qualify a password will be sent by email.  Workstations at the Business Library also provide single day use

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