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LMU-ifo Economics & Business Data Center (EBDC)

External Company Databases in the EBDC

Coordination and Support of the LMU-faculties for the Acquisition of Databases

The EBDC serves as a contact and central coordinator for the acquisition of databases for research purposes to the Munich School of Management and the Department of Economics at LMU. The Center offers an overview of the available data sources and the access rights and serves as coordinator of administration and licensing processes. Moreover, the center offers support for the data, concerning access, integration and matching.

Databases at the LMU faculties of economics and business administration

"Worldscope Global" provides profit and loss statements, balance sheets, cash-flow statements, financial ratios and other information on listed companies.
Micro data; for further details visit: Thomson One Banker

Via Datastream detailed market data on international markets can be retrieved.
Micro and makro data; further information: Thomson One Banker

"I/B/E/S" (Institutional Brokers Estimate System) offers earnings outlooks on listed firms.
Micro data; further information: Thomson One Banker 

"SDC" (Securities Data Company) is a database specialized on financial transactions. It contains information on initial public offerings, merger and acquisition transactions, syndicated loans, equity and venture capital.
Micro data; detailed information:  Thomson One Banker

"LexisNexis" is a Database that incorporates articles from newspapers, scientific journals, texts of laws, as well as other printed sources.
Micro and makro data; detailed information: LexisNexis 

AMADEUS is a comprehensive, European firm database that covers financial information on more than 10 million firms from 41 European countries. Company reports contain 23 balance sheet positions, 25 positions of the profit and loss statement, 26 financial ratios and SIC codes. The database provides information on the ownership structure of firms and information on corporate governance.
Micro data; check: AMADEUS 

This database provides annual reports of the largest companies from the sectors industry, trade and services and is enriched by further information on associations, state authorities and organizations, as well as on banks and insurance companies.
Micro data; for further detail visit:  HOPPENSTEDT 


  • Access restricted.
  • Only for researchers of LMU and the Ifo Institute.
  • Available at the business and economics faculty of the LMU and at EBDC.
  • For further information please email the contact partner mentioned below.


Nikolas Breitkopf

University of Munich
Institute for Finance & Banking
Phone: +49(0)89/2180-5615
Fax: +49(0)89/2180-3607
Email: breitkopf @

Opening Hours of the EBDC

Mo-Th 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Fr 9:30 am - 3:00 pm

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