Monthly Archives: June 2010

Database of the Month: Roubini Global Economics

RGERoubini Global Economics (formerly RGE Monitor) was founded by renowned New York University economist Nouriel Roubini in 2004. The database provides detailed coverage and timely updates on international macroeconomic, financial and banking, geo-strategic and geo-political topics, including original research and analysis of the world’s most important economies, emerging markets, frontier markets, and asset classes.

Contents are sourced from news, research, analysis, blogs, important speeches, and data.  Users can subscribe to receive email newsletter on particular topics or countries or to the RGE Economonitors via RSS.

Business, economic and industry data from the US Census Bureau


The Business and Industry page on the US Census Bureau website conveniently provides access to several business and economic surveys done by the Census including the Economic Census, County Business Patterns and more!

It also links to a handy schedule on the release of US economic indicators.

New database: DealScan via WRDS

dealscanWRDS-Thomson-Reuters’ LPC DealScan, also known as Loan Pricing Corporation Deal Scan, is now available via the Wharton Research Data Service [WRDS].

DealScan covers comprehensive historical information on loan pricing and contracts details, terms, and conditions. In addition, DealScan provides contract information for high yield bonds, private placements and hybrid financial structures data which are compiled from SEC filings and public documents, as well as other sources. Coverage period: 1988 through 2009. Datasets Information includes borrower, lender, purpose, amount, fees, covenants, financials and more.

Updated TAQ data available in WRDS


2009 data from the NYSE Trade and Quote [TAQ] database is now available via the Wharton Research Data Service [WRDS].

2010 data will be added as it becomes available.

The TAQ database contains intraday transactions data (trades and quotes) for all securities listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and American Stock Exchange (AMEX), as well as Nasdaq National Market System (NMS) and Small Cap issues from 1993.

New database: Project Finance via SDC Platinum

The Project Finance database contains more than 10,000 worldwide projects announced and financed on a limited or non-recourse basis since the early 1990s.

Project Finance is available via the database SDC Platinum and is available on terminals in the Watson Library.

Ask for more information at the service desk or email