Research Computing >> Data >> Emerging Markets Database (EMDB)




Kellogg has both the 1997 version of the Emerging Markets Data Base (EMDB), Monthly Stock Series, from the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and the 2001 Standard & Poor's version. The IFC version has data up to October 1997, while the 2001 release includes data up to May 2001. Current Kellogg faculty, staff and students may access this database through Research Computing's Windows 2000 server.

The Northwestern University Library subscribes to to the "Emerging Stock Markets Factbook", which is the corresponding print edition and contains the most recent data. The most recent editions can be found in the Government Documents stacks (call number 332.6405 E 53).


The EMDB covers emerging and "frontier" stock markets markets. It includes market perfomance, indicators, market capitalization, monthly value traded, local stock market price indexes, prices in local currency and US dollars, etc. In addition, this database includes two series of indexes, the IFC Global (IFCG) indexes (which reflects restrictions on foreign ownesrhip) and the IFC Investible (IFCI) index series (which reflects new opportunities for investment since the mid-1980s). These indexes are calculated for prices and returns. Depending on the country, annual coverage starts as early as 1975, while monthly coverage starts in 1986.

Since 1999, the International Finance Corporation no longer publishes this product. Instead, it is produced by Standard & Poor's Index Services.

The software included in the 2001 release (EMDB 2000 version 6.0) allows the user to select the desired series, setting the frequency (monthly, quartely, annual) as well as beginning and end points. It also allows exporting the data to Microsoft Excel, ASCII, comma-delimited, DBF, etc.

Vendor information

Standard & Poor's Index Services
55 Water St.
New York, NY 10041-0003
Phone: (212) 438-2046

Accessing EMDB

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