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Regular version of the site
Digital Economy : Pocket Data Book

Abdrakhmanova G. I., Demyanova A., Dranev Y. et al.

M.: National Research University Higher School of Economics, 2019.

Measuring University Engagement

Kochetkov D., Sadekov N., Gudkova I.

Университетское управление: практика и анализ. 2019. Vol. 23. No. 5. P. 75-84.

Book chapter
Corporate international diversification and performance – an economic profit viewpoint: evidence from BRIC companies
In press

Ivashkovskaya I., Scherbakov D., Yakovenko P.

In bk.: Strategic Deals in Emerging Capital Markets. Are There Efficiency Gains for Firms in BRIC Countries?. Switzerland: Springer, 2020. Ch. 10.

Working paper
Does green bonds placement create value for firms?

Kuchin I., Gennady Baranovskii, Dranev Y. et al.

Science, Technology and Innovation. WP BRP. Высшая школа экономики, 2019. No. 101.

Databases of the School of Finance

The Database Center of the School of Finance grants access to financial databases, provides face-to-face support and arranges training workshops for students and employees of the Higher School of Economics.

We are subscribed to financial databases which offer a lot of information on companies and securities: Bloomberg, Capital IQ,  Bureau van Dijk, COMPUSTAT (Global), Thomson Reuters Eikon, Information Analytics Platform Banks and Finance of the Information Agency Mobilie.

Coordinator of the Database - Anton Shilovsky, bloomberg@hse.ru, +7(495)772-95-90 (ext. 27446).

Opening hours of terminals at 11 Pokrovsky Bulvar, rooms S617 and T524:
Monday-Saturday, 8 a.m. – 11.p.m. (prior registration is required!)

If you wish to register for use of a terminal send an application to bloomberg@hse.ru (indicate the name of a terminal in the subject, for example, Bloomberg terminal, Bureau van Dijk, Thomson Reuters, Capital IQ,  COMPUSTAT (Global), Banks and Finance) following the form below:

  1. Desired time of use of the terminal: Thursday, 17 November, 5 p.m. – 6 p.m.
  2. Name and surname: Ivan Petrov
  3. Your mobile: +7-916-123-5678
  4. Email: petrov@gmail.com
  5. Faculty, fields of study, programme: Faculty of Economic Sciences, Finance and Credit, Financial Markets and Institutions
  6. Research topic: assessment of efficiency of M&A deals/study of futures market dynamics /study of a company life cycle


  • You are granted access to terminals on the basis of registration only! An application is considered accepted if you have received a written confirmation from the terminal administrator and your surname has been entered in the corresponding calendar.
  • Please open the Google-calendar before submitting your application. Do not choose the time for which another person has been already registered. See the registration calendars following the links:Bloomberg, Capital IQ,Thomson Reuters Eikon, Information Analytics Platform Banks and Finance
  • When using Bloomberg terminals stay within limits! See information on the limits hereDATA UPLOADING LIMITS.docx. In case of exceeding the limits users are banned from further use of the terminals.
  • Application response time is up to 2 working days. On the date of making the application which coincides with the desired date of a terminal use and/or on a weekend day preceding the desired date of a terminal use the application is not processed.
  • If you cannot come at the time for which you have registered, please give us a notice beforehand by e-mail!

Bloomberg classroom comprising 10 terminals is at: room T524, construction 4, Pokrovsky bulvar 11. Training workshops are conducted in the classroom, as well as a specialized series of classes in several financial and economic subjects.

See the classroom working hours in the Google-calendar.

For information on practicals in the Bloomberg class in the second half of  2017 please visit:
Report on Classes in Bloomberg Class.pdf
On 1 November 2017 a training for bachelors of the 4rth year in the field of study of Corporate Economics and Finance took place where specialists from the Advisory subdivision of KPMG  described use of Bloomberg database in consulting.

On 2 November 2017 professor of LSE Bryan Eals conducted a practical for students of the master’s programme Financial Economics of the International College of Economics and Finance in the training course of Derivative Securities.  For more information see Report on the Introduction to Bloomberg presentation (DOCX, 16 KB).


The Bloomberg Professional database comprises a data stream on global and national capital markets, transactions with financial assets including transactions with derivative instruments, market liquidity parameters comprising applications presented during stock trading and a stream of news.

The Bloomberg terminal is an irreplaceable instrument for evaluation of companies’ value. It helps to select quickly and efficiently analogue companies for comparative method of assessment of a company value and to see long-run multipliers used to trade these companies in the market.

We have accumulated a broad experience in use of Bloomberg data to solve the issues of risk management. In particular, this empiric basis is used to develop rating and probability of default models for manufacturing enterprises as well as for financial companies.
The Bloomberg terminal is an irreplaceable trader’s tool. First, it may be used as a securities database where one may find instruments which can be used for trading and compare their parameters. Second, the terminal comprises a lot of functions and models which facilitate the instruments’ risk analysis and profitability.

At the premises of the School of Finance in room 6303 at construction 3, Shabolovka st. 28/11, there is a Bloomberg classroom comprising 10 computers equipped with 2 monitors each. In the Bloomberg classroom training workshops will be conducted, a specialized series of classes in several financial and economic subjects will be developed.

Bloomberg Training Manual (PDF, 5.36 Mb) 

 (PDF, 1.39 MB)

Bureau van Dijk (Ruslana, Zephir, Amadeus)

Ruslana is a product offering information on over 850 thousand Russian companies and approximately 365 thousand Ukrainian companies. The system functionality is similar to the one of Amadeus system.

Zephyr is an M&A database comprising deals all over the world for the last few years. Each deal has a reference to the target company, purchasing and selling company.  For the majority of large and medium deals full financial information is given including multipliers and other information. Also, as a rule, the description of a deal provides information on financial advisors, legal advisors and other parties related to it in one way or another.

Amadeus has comprehensive information on more than 20 million public and private companies all over Europe. One may use it to study a report on a certain company, to search for companies by a particular request and to analyze a branch of industry in general. A new Amadeus interface developed in 2011 sped up and facilitated significantly the use of the product. The Amadeus system offers the following information:

  • Information on private and public companies of Western and Eastern Europe including Russia
  • Financial information on companies in a uniform format making it possible to compare companies from different countries
  • Financial soundness indicators
  • Data on beneficiaries, detailed corporate structure
  • Graphic presentation of the report and financial statements of listed companies
  • Stock exchange price for public companies
  • Marketing research
  • Business news and news concerning the company
  • M&A deals and rumours about them
  • Cartographic analysis

 Download the instruction manual  (PDF, 1003 KB)

Access to Bureau van Dijk databases is granted ONLY from campuses of the Higher School of Economics. 

Capital IQ

Capital IQ provides financial information on companies using various software applications providing to financial professionals a means of analyzing a company position on the market, constructing financial models and completing other financial tasks. Capital IQ serves over 4,200 customers which includes investment banks, investment management companies, private investment funds, universities, consultants and corporations.


The resources Standard & Poor’s Research Insight and COMPUSTAT (Global) offer data for a global market analysis and cover approximately 90% of the global capitalization. A rather easy-to-use software grants an opportunity to obtain reliable financial data and its visual interpretation, companies’ reports, text documents.

COMPUSTAT (Global) contains the following:

  • Complete financial and market data on operating and nonoperating companies from 80 countries
  • Complete historical records including statements of financial results, balance sheet reports and market data (since 1987)
  • Data on over 110 currencies
  • Monthly data concerning local indexes

Download the user's manual: 

 Screening the Compustat (PDF, 121 KB)
 Navigating Research Insight (PDF, 2.93 MB)

Thomson Reuters Eikon

Access to the leading data terminal of the financial market professionals – the product Thomson Reuters Eikon of Thomson Reuters Agency (Thomson Reuters) - is granted to students of economic fields of study of the National Research University Higher School of Economics. 
The terminal of Thomson Reuters Eikon has the following information:

  • Data of all world markets of financial instruments (Equity, Fixed Income, Derivatives, Foreign Exchange, Money Market, Commodities etc.);
  • Fundamental information and insights on issuers;
  • Macroeconomic indicators;
  • A large news block: about 550 business press sources;
  • Inline software attachments, financial calculators, specialized screens presenting information

User’s manual in Russian.pdf

Information Analytics Platform Banks and Finance of the Information Agency Mobilie

The resource Banks and Finance offers over 80 indicators for each particular Russian bank for 12 months (13 reporting dates) including: the sum of liabilities, capital, obligations, deposits, liquid assets, fixed assets, other non-earning assets, credits, interbank credits, securities, profit. Also the database offers the following reference information: data on revocation of licenses and banks liquidation, granting of banking licenses, license extension, change of addresses, change of names; reorganization; opening of branch offices, information on credit institutions with foreign investments; information on import and export of foreign currency by banks; on adding the banks to the deposit insurance system. The database provides search and grouping of banks on the basis of indicators, rendering information in the form of a table of indicators’ dynamics for each particular bank, presentation of indicators’ dynamics in graphic form.