2018 WRDS Advanced Research Scholar Program

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Developed by Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS), this Program is designed for international scholars who are interested in gaining an in-depth understanding of empirical research practices and insight into the latest innovations in academic research.

Our diverse and dynamic group of Faculty and Ph.D.-level scholars, Wharton faculty, WRDS Research Directors, and guest speakers exchanged ideas and explored efficient and accurate ways of handling big data.

Thank you to our 2018 participants — their presence made this program a great success.

Session Materials

Faculty Speakers >>

Chris Armstrong, Empirical Contracting and Governance Research  

Itamar Drechsler, Recent empirical work in asset pricing, liquidity, and banking

Donald Keim, Understanding and Measuring Institutional Trade Costs 

Dan Taylor, The Power of BoardEx and SEC Analytics

WRDS Research Directors and Guest Speakers

Qingyi (Freda) Song Drechsler and Rui Dai,  •Research Analytics  •New Data and ToolsWRDS Empirical FinanceAdvanced Intro to WRDS

Rabih Moussawi, FinTech & Financial Big Data Analysis

Best Paper Award Winners — Lei Jiang (Tsinghua University) and Di Li (Peking University)

Why Do Mutual Funds Hold Lottery Stocks  Lei Jiang (Tsinghua University), Vikas Agarwal (Georgia State University), Quan Wen (Georgetown University)
Sword of Damocles: Job Security and Earnings  Di Li (Peking University), Xiaohua Fang (Florida Atlantic University), Chen Cai (Cleveland State University)

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