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Economics and Business

  • News

    New in Wharton WRDS : OptionMetrics

    As of 1 september 2021, the UvA subscribes to OptionMetrics US in Wharton WRS. Optionmetrics is a comprehensive source of historical price and implied volatility data for the U.S. equity and index options markets. You can reach the database by creating a free account at: .

    New registration procedure for FactSet

    The procedure for registering for a Factset account has recently been changed. You can register for an account with a UvA email address on this website:

    New database: UCLA LoPucki Bankruptcy Research Database

    The UvA Library has recently acquired access to the UCLA LoPucki Bankruptcy Research Database. This databases maintained by the University of California Los Angeles was founded by mister LoPucki and contains data on all large bankruptcy cases in the U.S. since 1979.

    Onlinebrary: Experience studying together from home

    The Library opens Onlinebrary, a digital study environment. Even though you're stuck at home, it’s great to still be able to see your fellow students. After all, you're not the only one studying. Go to MS Teams to find the Onlinebrary. This is a motivating and inspiring online study environment where you can concentrate on your study together and meet one another for a chat.

    New in Wharton WRDS : Boardex North America

    As of January 1 2021 the UvA subscribes to Boardex North America in Wharton WRDS. It contains information about executives. Each individual profile has information on remuneration, including salary, bonuses, and incentive pay,  and relational data, including education, notable achievements, other boards an individual is involved in, and the individual's age and experience compared to the sector. The database contains the name of current and past organizations, positions held and, wherever verifiable, the start and end dates of the association.

    New database subscription : CRSP mutual funds

    The UvA has subscribed to CRSP mutual funds per 1 november 2020. The dataset is accessible via the platform Wharton WRDS. Staff and students of the UvA can register for an account at

    New databases in Wharton WRDS

    As per 1 September 2020 the UvA is subscribed to a number of new databases in Wharton WRDS. You can reach the databases by creating a free account at: .

    • 13F

    Thomson-Reuters Institutional Holdings (13f) Database provides Institutional Common Stock Holdings and Transactions, as reported on Form 13F filed with the SEC.

    • IBES Guidance

    IBES Guidance is a database with numeric company expectations across 14 measures using press releases, transcripts of corporate events, and IBES earnings forecasts.

    • Audit Analytics - Accounting and Oversight
      Audit Analytics – Europe

    The Accounting and Oversight module is designed to illuminate the big picture of the audit and regulatory environment. With this database, gain insight into audit quality, trends in PCAOB inspections, shareholder satisfaction with auditors, Auditor Intelligence, Financial Reporting Quality, Due Diligence, Compliance Monitoring.
    Plus we are subscribed to Audit Analytics with data for Europe.

    • ETF Global

    ETFG uncovers data on the listed Exchange-Traded-Fund assets in the US.

    • Bankfocus and Orbis - Bureau van Dijk

    Since 30 September 2020 UvA users can access Bureau van Dijk Bankfocus and Bureau van Dijk Orbis within Wharton WRDS. Access through the own interfaces of Bureau van Dijk was already possible since 1 May 2020.

    Dawsonera ebooks no longer available

    Since 31 July 2020 the ebook platform Dawsonera ceased to exist. Between 2010 and 2015 the UvA Library acquired ebooks from this platform. Those ebooks now have the status Temporarily not available in our catalogue. We are trying to get those titles active again via other platforms.

  • Collection

    Collection formation is aimed at supporting education and research of the Economics and Business department at the University of Amsterdam aswell as at the Amsterdam Business School. A large part of the collection can be found online. The part that is not available online and recently acquired or frequently used, can be found on the second floor in the Library Learning Centre Roeterseilandcampus. Another large part of the collection is located in our depot.

    The location of all materials can be found in CataloguePlus.

    You can also request materials from other libraries through interlibrary loan.

    Do you have a title suggestion for the library? Please let us know.

  • Support

    The information specialist B. Witlox provides support to students and staff of the faculty of Economics and Business and the Amsterdam Business School. Students and staff can contact him for individual assistance in finding literature and data. Please contact the information specialist for (among others things):

    B. Witlox is also the contact person for researchers who want to use Eurostat microdata.

    B. Witlox,, tel. 020 525 5350