Orbis at NBER

The NBER collection of ORBIS data is available to NBER affiliated faculty who are members of the ORBIS group. For information contact Sebnem Kalemli-Ozcan.

We have split the files by country to reduce them to a reasonable size, and converted them to Stata .dta format. If you need other formats or have questions about the conversion process, including concerns that information may have been lost, please contact Daniel Feenberg.

Because these files are still quite large, we remind you that the Stata -use- statement can filter by variable and observation. So it isn't necessary to store any variables or observations you won't be using in your analysis.

You may notice that many of the Orbis variables are long strings with few possible values, such as the name of a stock exchange (given 71 bytes) The Stata -encode- command can reduce those to 1 or 2 bytes quite easily.

Documentation from BvD

Local and other documentation

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Descriptive Data

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File Description Filename Comment
Additional company info addinfo.dta
All addresses addresses.dta utf-8 BOM, in process
Auditor current auditor.dta
Bankers current bankers.dta stray quotes
Bankers previous bankpre.dta stray quotes
Bvd9 bvd9.dta
BvD ID and Name bvdname.dta stray quotes
Contact infor contact.dta stray quotes, in process
DMC current only dmccurr.dta stray quotes, very long lines (>100K)
DMC previous dmcprev.dta stray quotes, very long lines (>100K)
Identifiers identifiers.dta BOM
Industry classifications indclass.dta
Legal info legal.dta stray quotes
Other_advisors advisors.dta
Overviews overviews.dta stray quotes utf-8 BOM
StatusHistory status.dta
Stock exchanges and indexes exchanges.dta utf-8 BOM
Trade description trade.dta

Financials - Detailed cash flow and interim June text

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File Description Filename Comment
Banks-Global_financials_and_ratios-EUR-Interim bankgfreuri.dta
Banks-Global_financials_and_ratios-Interim bankgfri.dta
Banks-Global_financials_and_ratios-USD-Interim bankgfrusdi.dta
Cash_flow_non_US-industries-EUR-Interim cfnusindeuri.dta
Cash_flow_non_US-industries-EUR cfnusindeur.dta
Cash_flow_non_US-industries-Interim cfnusi.dta
Cash_flow_non_US-industries cfnus.dta
Cash_flow_non_US-industries-USD-Interim cfnusindusdi.dta
Cash_flow_non_US-industries-USD cfnusindusd.dta
Cash_flow_US-industries-EUR-Interim cfuseurri.dta
Cash_Flow_US-industries-EUR cfusindeur.dta
Cash_flow_US-industries-Interim cfusindi.dta
Cash_flow_US-industries cfusind.dta
Cash_flow_US-industries-USD-Interim cfusindusdi.dta
Cash_flow_US-industries-USD cfusindusd.dta
Detailed_format-industries-EUR-Interim dfindeuri.dta
Detailed_format-industries-EUR dfindeur.dta
Detailed_format-industries-Interim dfindi.dta
Detailed_format-industries dfind.dta
Detailed_format-industries-USD-Interim dfindusdi.dta
Detailed_format-industries-USD dfindusd.dta
Industry-Global_financials_and_ratios-EUR-Interim indgfreuri.dta
Industry-Global_financials_and_ratios-Interim. indgfri.dta
Industry-Global_financials_and_ratios-USD-Interim indgfrusdi.dta

Financials - Gobal format incl histo for industries June text

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File Description Filename Comment
Banks Global financials and ratios hbnkgfr.dta
Banks Global financials and ratios EUR hbnkgfreur.dta
Banks Global financials and ratios USD hbnkgfrusd.dta
Industry Global Financials and ratios hindgfr.dta
Industry Global Financials and ratios EUR hindgfreur.dta
Industry Global Financials and ratios USD hindgfrusd.dta
Insurances Global Financials and ratios hinsgfr.dta
Insurances Global Financials and ratios EUR hinsgfreur.dta
Insurances Global Financials and ratios USD hinsgfrusd.dta
Key financials keyfin.dta
Key financials EUR keyfineur.dta
Key financials USD keyfinusd.dta

Ownership Histo June text

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File Description Filename Comment
Entities entities.dta
Links_20NN ownlinksNN.dta NN runs from 07 to 19.
Links_20NN sublinksNN.dta

Last update 7 November 2019 by drf