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Data Center (EBDC)

In cooperation between the Faculties of Economics and Business Administration at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich and the ifo Institute for Economic Research, a shared data platform for empirical research - the Economics & Business Data Center (EBDC) - was founded as a part of the LMUexcellent program.


The central task of the EBDC is to provide a well-structured and updated data of German companies. The data set combines several sources, for example regarding corporate finance, investment activity and structures of corporate governance, thus empowering researchers to open up new research topics in economics and business administration.


The EDBC acts as a service provider for researchers and visiting researchers at the LMU and the ifo Institute. It offers support to researches onsite, and organizes academic conferences on the empirical research with corporate data.


In addition of the administration of the corporate dataset, the center acts as the central contact and coordination point for scientific databases on corporate data for the Faculties of Economics and Business Administration.

Further informationen is available at the website of the CESifo-Group.