The students and staff of the University of Paderborn are provided a variety of data sources. These databases are used both in teaching and in research.
Here are explained the most important databases that will be used, especially for the Faculty of Economics and Taxation, Accounting and Finance Department, and thus also the Chair of Business Administration, International Accounting Prof. Dr. Sönke Sievers. The databases are used both in teaching (including lectures, tutorials, seminars, and thesis) as well as for research projects.
Students can access the data in the context of the teaching and research projects through the respective supervisor or be enabled by the supervising Chair.
WRDS - Wharton Research Data Services
WRDS is a web based platform which provides comprehensive financial, accounting, economics, management, marketing, banking and insurance data from various economic data banks. WRDS is operated by the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania (http://www.wharton.upenn.edu/) in the United States. WRDS is characterized by the fact that data from different databases integrated searches uniformly selected, and finally linked into a unified file format (Excel, Stata, SAS, etc.) can be stored.
WRDS is considered the de facto standard in quantitative empirical capital market research. With access to this source, high-quality teaching and research are possible.
Currently, the following databases are additionally accessible via WRDS (click here for an overview of all databases which are included in general):