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

• Recognition at the institution and researcher-level
• Press release and social media campaigns highlight the winning institution and authors
• Increase your Eingenfactor® 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.
Submit to the WRDS Research Paper Series HERE>>

Honoring Emerging Business Schools

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

Cite WRDS in your research.
Submit to the WRDS Research Paper Series HERE>>
Be considered for the WRDS-SSRN Innovation Award™

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:

How Smart Are Smart Beta Exchange-Traded Funds? Analysis of Relative Performance and Factor Exposure, Denys Glushkov (The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania)

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.

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]

For more information please contact:

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