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Compustat Global (via Wharton)

Compustat Global provides authoritative financial and market data covering publicly traded companies in more than 80 countries, representing over 90% of the world’s market capitalization.

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Compustat Global (Standard & Poor’s (McGraw-Hill)) provides authoritative financial and market data covering publicly traded companies in more than 80 countries, representing over 90% of the world’s market capitalization. Compustat Global includes coverage of over 96% of European market capitalization and 88% of Asian market capitalization. Hundreds of data items, ratios, concepts and annual data history from 1987 is included. U.S. and Canadian publicly held companies are not included in this database, but are accessible via the Compustat North America database.

Per item you can follow a fixed procedure to select what type of data, for which period and in what format the data should be provided. Manuals and help are available in the database via ‘Support’ and ‘E-Learning’.

Compustat Global is only available via Wharton Research Data Service (WRDS). It is not accessible as a separate database.


Look for the appropriate Data Vendor Manual under Support, once you have logged in to WRDS.


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Access information:

The WRDS interface is only accessible via a WRDS account. An account can be requested via the WRDS start page.
Only Maastricht University email accounts are accepted with the exception of alumni accounts: alumni students are not allowed!

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