About this Database
WRDS is a web-based business data research service from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Provides access to financial, accounting, banking, economics, marketing, and public policy databases through a uniform, web-based interface. Strengths include deep archives of historical data, a common web interface for access to all WRDS databases, and a variety of output file formats.
Harvard University faculty, students (including MBA students) and researchers can request a WRDS account.
WRDS accounts are not provided during the summer to MBA students. Authorized users have summer access at Baker Library in the Financial Database Room.
Faculty, students and staff may also use WRDS in the Stamps Reading Room. Ask staff in the Reading Room for assistance.
Researchers using the Thomson Reuters dataset: please see an announcement from WRDS about this data.