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Wharton Research Data Services

Information on WRDS and who is eligible for access

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About WRDS

Wharton Research Data Services, commonly referred to as WRDS (and pronounced "Words"), is a collection of economic, finance, management and marketing databases that are delivered through a common web interface.

WRDS is managed by the Chicago Booth School of Business. Access is limited to these groups:

  • Chicago Booth faculty and students
  • Department of Economics faculty and PhD students
  • Faculty and students in the Financial Mathematics program

WRDS uses individual accounts, which must be approved by a local administrator before access is granted.

What's in WRDS

Compustat and CRSP (Center for Research in Securities Prices) are the most frequently accessed datasets in WRDS.

There are many other datasets in WRDS and not all are available to University of Chicago researchers. Current subscriptions will be displayed when you log in, but in some cases not all parts of a product are available.