WRDS globally-accessed, efficient web-based service gives researchers access to accurate, vetted data and WRDS doctoral-level experts.
500+ institutions in 35+ countries – supporting 75,000+ researchers.
600+ datasets from more than 50 vendors across multiple disciplines are accessible to support users at all experience levels.
WRDS democratizes data access so that all disciplines can easily search for concepts across the data repository.
The Haslam College of Business has been on an outstanding research trajectory in recent years. Much of the research that we're doing are based on insights that have come through WRDS. It has allowed our faculty and students to explore a wide array of rich resources and data they never could before.
WRDS offers a “complete package” for academic and professional business research: Financial and markets data from the most reliable third-party sources; a convenient data access interface tailored to research applications; a PC-SAS link with sample programs that allows you to access and manipulate data directly from your personal computer; and a responsive technical support staff. Put simply, WRDS is the only single source solution for your business research needs.
Once again, you guys are on top of it. I really, really, really appreciate your quick response and I am grateful for the wonderful and prompt responses that I get to any question I ask. It is truly a pleasure to work with your team. Thanks again.
The beauty of the system is that wherever you go, whatever system you use, the data are accessible and appear in identical form. It reduces the time researchers spend extracting data and allows them to concentrate on analysis.
I wanted to express my pleasure with the WRDS system and support. It took me just 5 minutes to download data. I have requested assistance from the WRDS staff on several occasions, and have always received prompt, courteous, and knowledgeable assistance. Furthermore, I have found the WRDS sample programs to be extremely helpful. If only WRDS had been available sooner, my cv would be much longer.
WRDS is the gold standard for a research and data platform and has been indispensable for my research. WRDS has been an important contributor to the development of empirical research in academic finance over the last decade. The professional and technical staff at WRDS are always a few steps ahead of the needs of finance academics.
It raises the performance bar - and expectations - for students and faculty alike. It takes the chore out of analysis and places added emphasis directly on critical thinking, which is what students should be doing.
The seamless access to Wharton's financial data sets has been a key component of my curriculum development. It has influenced my lecture style, which now combines a formal lecture with a directed recitation. This teaching technique allows the students to see the data unfold in real time.
The comprehensive data and the user-friendly learning materials at WRDS have raised the productivity of academia tremendously. The earlier you learn how to take advantage of WRDS, the more productive and innovative you will be.
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