Answered By: Business Information Services Last Updated: Jun 13, 2017 Views: 70
WRDS stands for Wharton Research Data System. It is a subscription financial data repository, aggregated by the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. WRDS is managed by the Illinois College of Business and its primary audience is business school faculty and doctoral students of the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (U of I).
It is available for on campus affiliates at the Margolis Information Lab (MIL) at the Business Instructional Facility on Sixth and Gregory. It is for scholarly use only and not for commercial research. It is not accessible to the general public, UIC or UIS affiliates, or alumni.
For doctoral students in the College of Business, contact Linda Kelley in the Office of Research. She takes all information and sets up accounts for WRDS. You will need to consult with an advisor, department head, or a professor you are collaborating with for research first before contacting Ms. Kelley. Her e-mail is email@example.com. U of I affiliates may purchase individual subscriptions, but must contact Ms. Kelley for set up and payment.
Prominent Datasets archived in WRDS:
- S & P Computstat (US)--balance sheets, income statement, cash flow back to 1962
- Global Computstat
- ExecuComp (Executive Compensation) back to 2006
- CRSP (Center for Research Securities and Prices -pronounced "crisp")