Library and Data Resources
Columbia University is home to one of the largest collections of Japanese- and English-language materials in the United States. The center evaluates Columbia University library resources and commits funding to procure new materials on Japan and the Asia-Pacific economies.
The Center maintains a small working collection of materials on the Japanese and Asia-Pacific economies, including statistical resources, academic journals, and periodicals. The Center continues to develop its major computer-based databank on the Japanese economy, with emphasis on financial markets, under the direction of Professor David Weinstein. The databank is a compilation of statistical resources for faculty members and students conducting relevant research. It includes time-series and cross-section data on financial markets, institutions, and the macroeconomy from sources including Nikkei NEEDS Financial QUEST 2.0, an online news and data retrieval system that provides essential corporate and economic data as well as leading newspaper and journal articles on Japanese and other Asia-Pacific economies. Additionally, the Center has SPSS software, which allows you to examine data on past circumstances, present events, and projected future actions using advanced analytics. The Center also has access to 17 years of daily store scanner data comprising several hundred Japanese stores.
While the detailed information provided in the links above are only accessible by logged-in members of the Columbia Business School network, these resources are available to all current faculty, staff, and students of Columbia University. If you are unable to access the database resources listed, please contact Emiko Mizumura at email@example.com to set up an appointment.