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, graduate 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.

HU undergraduates may use WRDS in the Financial Databases Room.

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.