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M.S. in Global Commerce

Sources for Datasets Quicklinks

Many of these resources are licensed through the Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS) as designated by the 'Access through WRDS' note after their description. They are only available to the McIntire School of Commerce students and faculty.  To use WRDS, you must first set up an account. Go to: You must use your UVa email ID as your user name. If you have any trouble setting up an account, please contact the McIntire Helpdesk. Please login to the WRDS portal before clicking the links.  Remember to close the window when you are done using WRDS resources.

  • Compustat - Capital IQ: Financial and accounting data for publicly-traded North American firms. Also executive compensation data. (Access through WRDS)
  • Cross-National Time Series Data Archive: More than 200 years of annual data from 1815 onward for over 200 countries. Consists of 196 data variables used by academia, government, finance and media.
  • CRSP: Maintains the most comprehensive collection of security price, return, and volume data for the NYSE, AMEX and NASDAQ stock markets. (Access through WRDS)
  • dataZoa: Access to over 3 billion data series on a wide array of topics: economics, banking, finance, demographics, health, child well-being, environment, agriculture, energy and more. 
  • Data DiscoveryDo you need help finding or accessing data for your research? The UVa Data Librarian can work with you to search for and locate existing data sources, access and use data sources, software tools, and online databases licensed by the library, and understand data documentation and codebooks. We maintain a list of available licensed data sources
  • Euromonitor Passport: Data and reports on more than 350 consumer product markets, including market size and market share. It also includes data on consumer trends and lifestyles, income and expenditures, and population for many countries.
  • Factset: Global institutional, mutual fund, stakeholder, and float-related share ownership and other financial analysis information. (Access through WRDS)
  • IBES: Analyst forecasts of company earnings, cash flows, and other important financial items, as well as buy-sell-hold recommendations. (Access through WRDS)
  • IMF Data: Time series data on lending, exchange rates, trade, and other economic and financial indicators for more than 200 countries. Our subscription includes access to all four datasets—International Financial Statistics (IFS), Direction of Trade (DOT), Balance of Payments (BOP), and Government Finance Statistics (GFS).
  • ISS: Proxy voting and governance data for S&P 1500 firms (Access through WRDS)
  • Mergent Online: Company information, financial statements, annual reports, EDGAR filings, stock prices, and more.
  • MSCI ESG Stats: Data on companies’ environmental, social and governance practices & performance. (Access through WRDS)

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