Bloomberg and Datastream
The Department of Economics has a subscription to Bloomberg and Datastream. Both are available in the Northampton Square Library.
Economics undergraduate and postgraduate students can obtain the Bloomberg certificate, a qualification which will assist you in the job market.
The provision of these databases will also enable you to access a huge amount of up-to-date time series data on:
- global equities
- corporate and government bonds
- credit default swaps
- company data
- Macroeconomic data
on over 200 countries which can be used in your dissertation.
Anyone working in any part of the financial services sector - investment banking, hedge funds, compliance, regulation, etc. - must use the Bloomberg software on a daily basis.
Demonstrating a familiarity with Bloomberg via the Bloomberg certificate will be a big advantage if you apply for a job in the financial sector.
Free online subscriptions
The Department has a full online subscription to Elsevier's extensive Handbooks in Economics series. (Current students can access the series via the Library website).
Free online subscriptions to the Financial Times and The Economist are also available.
As a City student you also have access to the university-wide facilities:
The Economics Society serves as a platform where students can speak about the beloved subject outside of the classroom setting.
It doubles as a valuable means for students to network and build relationships with peers, department staff and prospective employers.