Freda Song Drechsler

Research Support Director


My primary research focus is on empirical asset pricing and behavioral finance, including asset pricing anomalies and short selling. I received my Ph.D. and M.A. degree in Applied Economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and Bachelor degree from University of Hong Kong, after transferring from Tsinghua University in Beijing.

Prior to joining WRDS, I worked as a quantitative analyst and portfolio manager at Turner Investments as well as lecturer at the Business Economics and Public Policy Department of the Wharton School.

My scholarly research papers can be found on SSRN. More of my research and sample Python code on empirical finance can be found at: