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The Harbert College of Business wants to ensure that you have access to all of the up-to-date data needed for classroom instruction and business. Check out the data that the Harbert College is subscribed to below. The data access is categorized by whether the data is available through the Wharton Research Data Resources (WRDS) or other services. Please note that descriptions are copied from company web pages, WRDS, etc.
The Harbert College, with support from the Auburn University Library, subscribes to the Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS). Accounts are available to students and faculty for teaching and research purposes as long as they are affiliated with Auburn University. Class accounts are available for class projects/assignments, as well. To request an account, go to wrds‐web.wharton.upenn.edu/wrds/ (note there is no WWW).
Data to which we subscribe include:
Audit Analytics provides detailed research on over 150,000 active audits and more than 10,000 accounting firms. Audit and Compliance datasets cover all SEC registrants. Data include auditor changes, auditor engagements, audit fees, audit opinions, benefit plan opinions, D&O changes, disclosure controls, internal controls, late filers, and restatements.
BoardEx is a business intelligence service used as a new business development tool and as a source for academic research concerning corporate governance and boardroom processes. BoardEx holds in‐depth profiles of over 770,000 of the world's business leaders and its proprietary software shows the relationships between and among these individuals. Data include educational background, prior employment, and connections of directors and executives.
BankScope contains information on over 32,000 banks, public and private. Each bank report contains a detailed consolidated and/or unconsolidated balance sheet, an income statement plus interim reports. Financial data is available for up to 16 years. The data include detailed financial statements, interim data, ratings and rating reports, country risk and country finance reports, stock data for listed banks, directors and contacts, original filings/images including annual and interim reports, detailed bank structures, economic country profiles and outlooks, business and related news, M&A deals and rumors, and Fitch Bank Credit Model for 11,000 banks.
Eventus performs event studies using data read directly from CRSP stock databases or pre-extracted from any source. The Eventus system includes utility programs to convert calendar dates to CRSP trading day numbers, convert CUSIP identifiers to CRSP permanent identification numbers, and extract event study cumulative or compounded abnormal returns for cross‐sectional analysis.
This tool helps users Search for, Extract and Normalize content from SEC EDGAR filings. It has a custom developed search engine with 9 search operators and more than 35 ways to filter documents, and offers extraction tools that help users extract search context and specific tables from those filings.
The Bloomberg Terminal is a computer system provided by the financial data vendor Bloomberg L.P. that enables professionals in finance and other industries to access the Bloomberg Professional service through which users can monitor and analyze real‐time financial market data and place trades on the electronic trading platform. The system also provides news, price quotes, and messaging across its proprietary secure network. Most large financial firms have subscriptions to the Bloomberg Professional service. Bloomberg is a major global provider of 24‐hour financial news and information, including real‐time and historic price data, financial data, trading news and analyst coverage, as well as general news and sports. The Terminal is an integrated platform that streams together price data, financials, news and trading data to more than 300,000 customers worldwide.
FactSet offers access to data and analytics to analysts, portfolio managers, and investment bankers at global financial institutions. In addition to combining disparate databases, the company also develops its software. From streaming real‐time data to deep historical information, FactSet gives you access to timely and accurate data. With thousands of FactSet‐ sourced and third‐party databases integrated in one flexible analytics platform, FactSet offers a powerful data solution that combines global coverage, deep history, and unparalleled transparency.
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