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Changes coming to access procedures for WRDS

Published by Mark Bodnar

Screen capture of the logo of the WRDS database
​Starting next week (Nov. 28, 2022), the procedures for accessing our WRDS financial datasets will change. Wharton Research Data Services has already emailed current registered users about the new procedures, but I thought I'd post the main details and ways to learn more for anyone who missed the emails...

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Expiring soon: DealScan & CSMAR

Published by Mark Bodnar

Logo of CSMAR
Are you contemplating a research project that involves data on Chinese publicly traded firms?  Or how about global commercial loan data

If so, don't procrastinate!  We have grant-funded, short-term dataset subscriptions that are perfect for both topics, and both are set to expire soon...

<Read on for info about CSMAR and DealScan!>

Here until December 2020: Data on listed firms in China

Published by Mark Bodnar


Logo for CSMAR: Research Services
'm very pleased to announce that SFU researchers have access until Dec. 2020 to a collection of detailed data on publicly traded firms in China.

This short-term subscription was funded with support from a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada research grant held by Prof. Ray Zhang, but the resource is available to all SFU researchers. 

Each of the six datasets from  CSMAR (China Stock Market & Accounting Research) covers firms listed on China's Shanghai and Shenzhen Stock Exchanges. And they are... 

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Trial: ESG data via WRDS (Environmental, Social, Governance)

Published by Mark Bodnar

SFU researchers now have trial access to a collection of ESG data via our WRDS financial data interface.  This trial of RepRisk ESG data will end on Oct. 19, 2016 (yes -- 2016!).  The RepRisk data includes severity measures for each of 28 different issues (child labor, local pollution, freedom of association...) within the broader categories of Environmental, Social, and Governance.  <more>