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.

WRDS attracts and retains leading faculty and thought leaders by showing that your institution is committed to providing best-in-class research tools.

Drive impact using high integrity data sources, a flexible research computing platform, integrated access to multiple datasets, doctoral-level research support, Classroom by WRDS, a teaching toolkit designed specifically for faculty who are introducing finance and business concepts in the classroom, and Analytics tools that enable comprehensive and authoritative research.

Improve research efficiency and speed by as much as 40% — reducing time to data discovery, analysis, and publication.


WRDS Research Paper Series (RPS) on SSRN
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.

WRDS-SSRN Innovation Award™
Honoring Emerging Business Schools

Three Winners will be selected annually from the WRDS RPS for North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific regions.
Criteria for the RPS and Innovation Award criteria can be found here>>

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

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)

Shadow Banking and Systemic Bailout ExposureYizhi Xu (University of California, Los Angeles)

Hear Me Write: Does CEO Narcissism Affect Disclosure?Gilberto Marquez-Illescas (University of Rhode Island), Allan A. Zebedee (Clarkson University; Hunan University), Linying Zhou (California State University, San Marcos)

Vertical Acquisitions, Integration and the Boundaries of the Firm, Laurent Frésard (University of Lugano, Swiss Finance Institute, and University of Maryland), Gerard Hoberg (University of Southern
California), Gordon Phillips (Dartmouth University and National Bureau of Economic Research

Measuring Effects from CEO Turnovers and Incentive-Based Compensation on Relative Corporate PerformanceBirger M. Dingsør; Supervisor: Iver Bragelien (Norwegian School of Economics)

Divergent Market Responses to Human Capital Reorganizations, E. James Cowan (Fairleigh Dickinson University), Karen C Denning (Fairleigh Dickinson University), Anne Anderson (Lehigh University), Xiaohui Yang (Fairleigh Dickinson University)

Institutional Trading Around M&A Announcements, Eliezer Fich (Drexel University), Viktoriya Lantushenko (St. Joseph’s University), Clemens Sialm (University of Texas at Austin and NBER)

Debt Covenant Violations, Credit Default Swap Pricing, and Borrowing Firms’ Accounting Conservatism, Changling Chen (University of Waterloo), Jeong-bon Kim (City University of Hong Kong), Chunmei Zhu (University of Waterloo)

Capital market consequences of cultural influences on earnings: The case of cross-listed firms in the U.S. stock market, Singgih Wijayana (Gadjah Mada University, Indonesia), Sidney J.Gray (University of Sydney, Australia)

Motivating Capital Investment by Using the Audit Process to Increase Financial Transparency, J. Reid Cummings (University of South Alabama), Gabriel G. Ramirez (Kennesaw State University), Divesh S. Sharma (Kennesaw State University), Kyre D. Lahtinen (University of South Alabama)

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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