Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS) Adds Infogroup Data – Brings Community Insight to Investment Research, Government Planning and More

PHILADELPHIA–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS), the leading data research platform and business intelligence tool for corporate, academic and government institutions worldwide, is pleased to announce the addition of Infogroup Historical Data to its dataset. A part of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, WRDS provides global corporations, universities and regulatory agencies the thought leadership, data access and insights needed to accelerate impact.

Infogroup historical data offers deep insight into communities covering a wide range of indices including home ownership rates and income, retail growth and types of business, neighborhood comparisons and transportation systems. Providing WRDS subscribers big data knowledge at the granular level, Infogroup supports research for investors, academics, governments and the nonprofit sector.

“We are really pleased to add Infogroup to the WRDS platform,” said Robert Zarazowski, Managing Director of WRDS. “Big data is the prime driver of research today, and Infogroup’s data will be excellent for researchers across multiple fields of study. Infogroup provides the kind of information that drives impact, whether you’re planning for future transit systems or analyzing a neighborhood’s capacity for economic investment.”

“By adding Infogroup historical data to the WRDS platform, WRDS users will be able to track changes to businesses, consumers, industries and geographies over time,” said Steve Laird, President of Infogroup’s Reference, Academic and Government Divisions. “We are pleased to partner with WRDS as they continue to assist academic and corporate researchers gather high quality insights and information.”


  • Analyze community growth and general population differences
  • Access household income, home value, years in residence and location
  • Expose shifts in overall household economic levels
  • Categories include Company Name, Geocodes, SIC/NAICS codes, Census TRACT and more
  • Household data from 2006
  • Business data from 1997


Infogroup is a big data, analytics and marketing services provider that delivers best in class data-driven, customer-centric technology solutions. Our data and software-as-a-service (DaaS & SaaS) offerings help clients of all sizes, from small companies to FORTUNE 100TM enterprises, increase their sales and customer loyalty. Infogroup provides both digital and traditional marketing channel expertise that is enhanced by access to our proprietary data on 245MM individuals and 25MM businesses, which is distributed real-time to our clients. For more information, visit: www.infogroup.com.

About WRDS

Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS) is the award-winning research platform and business intelligence tool for 49,000+ corporate, academic, government and nonprofit users at 400+ institutions in 30+ countries. WRDS provides the user with one location to access 250+ terabytes of data across multiple disciplines including Accounting, Banking, Economics, ESG, Finance, Healthcare, Insurance, Marketing, and Statistics. Flexible data delivery options include a powerful web query method that reduces research time, the WRDS Cloud for executing research and strategy development, and the WRDS client server using PCSAS, Matlab, Python and R. Our Analytics team, doctoral-level support and rigorous data review and validation give clients the confidence to tailor research within complex databases and create a wide range of reliable data models.

From partnerships with data vendors to our own tools, including the WRDS SEC Analytics Suite and Event Study by WRDS, Wharton Research Data Services is the global gold standard in data management and research, all backed by the credibility and leadership of the Wharton School.

About the Wharton School

Founded in 1881 as the first collegiate business school, the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania is recognized globally for intellectual leadership and ongoing innovation across every major discipline of business education. With a broad global community and one of the most published business school faculties, Wharton creates economic and social value around the world. The Wharton School has 5,000 undergraduate, MBA, executive MBA, and doctoral students; more than 9,000 participants in executive education programs annually and a powerful alumni network of 95,000 graduates.