Enabling Impactful Research


Elevate the visibility, impact and credibility of your research institution
Impact is the future currency of research.

The best financial research is changing policy and practice at firm, regulatory and national levels, and demonstrating the value of the institutions and researchers who conduct it. Make sure your academic program is making its mark with impact-driven research, supported by WRDS.

Gain the recognition needed in today’s competitive academic landscape

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Recognition at the institution and researcher-level
Press release and social media campaigns highlight the winning institution and authors
Increase your Eigenfactor® score — SSRN’s weighted measure of author’s citations; visible to all who access SSRN
Attract and retain leading faculty and thought leaders
Advance your research, driving impact through superior data access, analysis and modeling tools.

Honoring Emerging Business Schools

Three Winners will be selected annually from the WRDS RPS for North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific regions.

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Be considered for the WRDS-SSRN Innovation Award™


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2017 Winners:
North America: The inaugural WRDS-SSRN Innovation Award was presented to the Dean of College and Business Administration at Sam Houston State University by Harlan Sands, Vice Dean of Finance and Administration of the Wharton School, and Gregg Gordon, Managing Director of SSRN, during a WRDS-hosted event.  Read more >>

EMEA: Dr. Mireia Gine, Director of International Initiatives for WRDS, presented the EMEA WRDS-SSRN Innovation Award award to Helena Sjöholm and Patrik Ström from the University of Gothenburg during the AACSB EMEA Conference in Malta. Read more >>

Asia Pacific: Bob Zarazowski (WRDS) and Gregg Gordon (SSRN) presented the Asia Pacific WRDS-SSRN Innovation Award to Dr. Inmoo Lee and Dr. Jae Kyu Lee from KAIST during the AACSB Asia Pacific conference in Seoul. Read more>>

Impactful Research using WRDS

WRDS users get single-point access to cutting edge data, analysis and innovative partnerships that advance academic research and put scholarly programs on the map. As research methodologies and publishing shift to focus on impact, WRDS helps academic leaders and faculty get the most out of their work

Some outstanding papers making an impact include:

Tax Evasion Across Industries: Soft Credit Evidence from Greece, Nikolaos Artavanis (University of Massachusetts at Amherst), Adair Morse (University of California, Berkeley), Margarita Tsoutsoura (University of Chicago)
The team’s research was presented in Greece in September 2012 and received extensive media coverage. The Greek government has examined the results and is already making policy changes based on this research.

An Examination of Factors Affecting Financial Statement Placement Order, Charles W. Mulford (Georgia Institute of Technology), Biro Conde (Price Waterhouse Coopers Advisory)

Universal fluctuations in growth dynamics of economic systems, Nathan C. Frey (Boston University), Sakib Matin (Boston University), H. Eugene Stanley (Boston University), and Michael Salinger (Boston University)

Further Mining the Predictability of Moving Averages: Evidence from the US Stock Market, Chaoqun Ma (Hunan University), Danyan Wen (Hunan University), Gang-Jin Wang (Hunan University), Yong Jiang (Hunan University)

Social Capital and Innovation: Evidence from Connected Holdings, Hongxun Ruan (University of Pennsylvania)

Can Credit Rating Agencies See Through Transitory Shocks to Credit Risk?, Oleg Gredil (Tulane University), Nishad Kapadia (Tulane University), Junghoon Lee (Tulane University)

The effect of independent directors’ characteristics on firm performance: Tenure and multiple directorships, Nuria Reguera-Alvarado (University of Seville), Francisco Bravo (University of Seville)

Do Foreign Investors Improve Market Efficiency?, Marcin Kacperczyk (Imperial College London), Savitar Sundaresan (Imperial College London), Tianyu Wang  (Imperial College London)

Fundraising in the Hedge Fund Industry, Olga A. Obizhaeva (London School of Economics)

Blood and Oil in the Orient, Redux, Research Note, Shimshon Bichler (Jerusalem),  Jonathan Nitzan (York University)

Do short sellers exploit news of related firms?Rui Dai (University of Pennsylvania), Lilian Ng (York University), and Nataliya Zaiats (Suffolk University)

Essays in Financial EconomicsHisam Sabouni (Claremont Graduate University)

Complementarity of Passive and Active Investment on Stock Price EfficiencyYoungmin Choi (Georgia Institute of Technology)

Financing Capacity and Fire Sales: Evidence from Bank Failures, Raghuram Rajan (University of Chicago) Rodney Ramcharan (Federal Reserve Board).

Executive Networks and Firm Policies: Evidence from the Random Assignment of MBA Peers Kelly Shue (University of Chicago)

The Causal Impact of Media in Financial Markets, Joseph Engelberg (University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill), Christopher Parsons (University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill)

The Exodus from Sovereign Risk: Sovereign Ceiling Violations in Credit Default Swap Markets C. Stace Sirmans (University of Florida), Andy Naranjo (University of Florida), Jongsub Lee (University of Florida)[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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