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WRDS Users

Wharton Research Data Services

WRDS supports the research needs of 50,000+ corporate, academic, and government users at 450+ institutions in 35+ countries.

The WRDS Difference

Wharton Research Data Services

As the leading business intelligence, data analytics, and research platform, WRDS enables comprehensive thought leadership, historical analysis, and insight into the latest innovations in research.

WRDS Solutions

From the classroom to the boardroom, WRDS is more than just a data platform — data validation, flexible delivery options, simultaneous access to multiple data sources, and dedicated client support provided by doctoral-level professionals.

Research Support

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Get the most out of your WRDS Experience. From Research Analytics and Classroom tools to tutorials and customized training – WRDS supports your research needs.


Impactful Research

Elevate the impact and credibility of your research and academic program WRDS subscribers get the press, peer recognition and reach that’s needed in today’s competitive academic landscape.

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  • “The seamless access to Wharton’s financial data sets has been a key component of my curriculum development.  It has influenced my lecture style, which now combines a formal lecture with a directed recitation.  This teaching technique allows the students to see the data unfold in real time.”
    – Dr. Michael Phelan, Associate Professor of Statistics, The Wharton School Publication: The Wharton Research Data System, Information at your fingertips; April 1995

    Dr. Michael Phelan
  • “It raises the performance bar – and expectations – for students and faculty alike. It takes the chore out of analysis and places added emphasis directly on critical thinking, which is what students should be doing.”
    – Robert W. Holthausen, Nomura Securities Co. Professor of Accounting and Finance, The Wharton School Publication: [email protected]; September 1, 1999

    Robert W. Holthausen
  • “Once again, you guys are on top of it. I really, really, really appreciate your quick response and I am grateful for the wonderful and prompt responses that I get to any question I ask. It is truly a pleasure to work with your team. Thanks again.”
    – Eduardo Tinoco, Librarian, University of Southern California

    Eduardo Tinoco
  • “The beauty of the system is that wherever you go, whatever system you use, the data are accessible and appear in identical form.  It reduces the time researchers spend extracting data and allows them to concentrate on analysis.”
    – Professor Richard J. Herring, Jacob Safra Professor of International Banking,
    The Wharton School

    Richard J. Herring
  • “WRDS offers a “complete package” for academic and professional business research:  Financial and markets data from the most reliable third-party sources; a convenient data access interface tailored to research applications; a PC-SAS link with sample programs that allows you to access and manipulate data directly from your personal computer; and a responsive technical support staff.  Put simply, WRDS is the only single source solution for your business research needs.”
    – Bruce Johnson, Professor, University of Iowa, Henry B. Tippie College of Business

    Bruce Johnson
  • “The primary motivation for obtaining WRDS was to increase the efficiencies of the researchers within the Center. Before WRDS, supporting personnel were needed to upgrade and maintain all databases. The acquisition of WRDS allows the researchers to focus on data analysis rather than data acquisition. We no longer have to be concerned about changing all of our individual access programs because WRDS maintains and updates the databases and interface.”
    – Paul Chaney, Professor, Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt University

    Paul Chaney
  • “I wanted to express my pleasure with the WRDS system and support. It took me just 5 minutes to download data. I have requested assistance from the WRDS staff on several occasions, and have always received prompt, courteous, and knowledgeable assistance. Furthermore, I have found the WRDS sample programs to be extremely helpful. If only WRDS had been available sooner, my cv would be much longer.”
    – Judith A. Chevalier, Professor of Economics and Finance, Yale School of Management

    Judith A. Chevalier
  • “WRDS is the gold standard for a research and data platform and has been indispensable for my research. WRDS has been an important contributor to the development of empirical research in academic finance over the last decade. The professional and technical staff at WRDS are always a few steps ahead of the needs of finance academics.”
    – Robin Greenwood, Associate Professor, Harvard Business School, Harvard University

    Robin Greenwood
  • “Data that are accurate and free of selection biases are essential for our business and WRDS has been an important part of our development and growth. From raw data that enables us to run regressions to specialty datasets that give us a competitive edge – WRDS has exceeded our high expectations.”
    – Terence Lim, Founding Partner, Arwen Advisors LLC

    Terence Lim
  • “The WRDS platform provides a valuable resource to the SEC by managing and structuring important datasets that are used by our economists in providing sophisticated and data-driven economic and risk analyses in support of Commission rule making and policy development.”
    – Jim Mayo, Securities and Exchange Commission

    Jim Mayo






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Wharton Research Data Services

The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
3819 Chestnut Street – Suite 300
Philadelphia, PA – 19104
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 877.GET.WRDS (877.438.9737)
Fax: 215.573.6073