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WRDS - Wharton Research Data Services

Description: WRDS is a platform for financial, accounting, banking, economics, management, marketing, and public policy databases accessible through a single interface.

Research Assistants, PhD, Staff and Faculty also have access via PC SAS Connect WRDS Cloud, Matlab, Stata, R, and Python. WRDS is maintained by the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. Its particular strengths include deep archives of historical data, a common web interface for access to all WRDS databases, and a variety of output file formats.

WRDS accounts are not provided during the summer to MBA students. Authorized users have summer access at Baker Library in the Financial Database Room.

What can I do in WRDS?

WRDS databases licensed by Harvard University.

Please contact Baker Research Services if you have questions about WRDS databases.

Content Type: WRDS


  • Current HU faculty, students, and staff

  • Harvard University faculty, graduate students (including MBA students) and researchers can request a WRDS account
  • HU undergraduates may use WRDS in the Financial Databases Room.

Note: Use of WRDS is limited to academic and non-commercial research purposes. The right to access licensed databases and copyrighted material on the WRDS system is only for internal or academic research. You may not use data downloaded from WRDS for any commercial endeavor. In addition, you may not reveal, disclose, transfer, or share username and password information with anyone. Additional restrictions apply. See WRDS Terms of Use.

Use of this database implies acceptance of our Copyright and Licensing Restrictions.

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