Academics to Revise Report on 'Missing' Thomson Data

RESEARCH & COMMENTARY

A team of academics who produced a research report criticizing omissions in Thomson Financial's I/B/E/S estimates database say they will soon issue a revised draft of their paper, after being forced to withdraw the original when the vendor provided new information.

The original report, titled Rewriting History and published in August this year, claimed that snapshots taken of the I/B/E/S database in 2002 and 2004 covering the period from 1993 to 2002 uncovered nearly 20,000 instances where an

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