MBA 231-1: Corporate Financial Management

Numerical Databases

Global Financial Data

  • US stock prices
  • US and worldwide macroeconomic data
  • Very long historical series

Wharton Research Data Service (WRDS)

  • Company financials from COMPUSTAT
  • Stock prices from CRSP
  • Stock ownership from Thomson Reuters
  • Economic data from Global Insight
  • Earnings estimates from I/B/E/S
  • Many ways to manipulate data, using SPSS or UNIX-type commands
  • Use MFE login for remote access and expert commands


  • Huge database of international, historical data
  • Stocks and bonds, indexes, macroeconomic data, options, futures, exchange rates, and more
  • Confusing interface
  • Can only be used from the standalone terminal in Long Library


  • Mergers & acquisitions and new issuances of stocks and bonds, going back to the early 1980's
  • Extremely confusing interface
  • Can only be used from the standalone terminal in Long Library

Daily Prices and Dividends

Global Economic Data

This is not a comprehensive list of economic data sources available at UC Berkeley, but rather a sampling.

To explore the full range of online economic data sources, visit the Economics subject page.

  • EconLit
    The most comprehensive index to scholarly journal articles in economics.
  • Global Economic Monitor (GEM)
    Provides indicators in daily, monthly, quarterly and annual frequencies for developing and high-income countries.
  • Global Financial Data (GFD)
    Contains long runs of historical data (over 6,000 series) on security markets and macroeconomic trends for over 150 countries.
  • Historical Statistics of the United States (HSUS)
    Comprehensive statistics and quantitative facts on US history.
  • ProQuest Statistical Insight
    Provides access to indexing and statistical tables from three key sources: American Statistics Index (ASI; 1973-present), Statistics Reference Index (SRI; 1980-present), and Index to International Statistics (IIS; 1983-present).
  • Data Planet
    Provides fast and easy one-stop shopping to more than 5.3 billion (and growing) data points from licensed and public domain datasets.
  • National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)
    Provides access to NBER research results through the working paper series.
  • OECD iLibrary
    Full-text publications and statistical data from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).
  • UNdata
    Wide range of economic, social, cultural, and demographic indicators from various United Nations agencies.

Daily Prices and Dividends -- Books

These books contain security price information and/or dividend information.

Please note: Due to a softare glitch, this page displays poorly.  Please scroll down to see the full book list.

Daily Stock Price Record: American Stock Exchange Daily prices for AMEX. Read at Google Read at Google

Daily Stock Price Record: NASDAQ Daily prices for NASDAQ. Read at Google Read at Google

Daily Stock Prices: New York Stock Exchange Daily prices for NYSE. Read at Google Read at Google

Daily Stock Price Record: OTC Daily prices for Over-the-Counter markets. Read at Google Read at Google

Mergent Dividend Record Dividends, updated weekly. The latest are kept at the Circulation Desk at the Business library. Read at Google Read at Google

S&P's Quarterly Dividend Record Dividends,updated quarterly. The latest is at the Circulation Desk at the Business Library.

Last Update: June 03, 2011 15:43