Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS)


All computers in the Financelab have full access to WRDS via the link on their desktop. Master/Ph.D. students and Professors at the University of Toronto may request an account by using the link below.



Wharton Research Data Services, or WRDS, is a comprehensive web-based data management system that allows faculty and students to easily retrieve information from a wide variety of financial, economic, and marketing data sources. Building on the strengths of the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and with other academic clients, WRDS has become an indispensable tool for academic research at the nation's leading business schools.

WRDS is best known for its holdings of historical financial data from CRSP, CCM (CRSP/Compustat Merged Database), TAQ, IBES, ISSM and ExecuComp. Additional databases offered free of charge with the WRDS subscription include Dow Jones Averages, Philadelphia Stock Exchange and Federal Deposit Insurance. This data covers over 30,000 companies and includes security prices and trading volume, income and balance sheet items, and analyst projections for earnings and sales. WRDS also contains stock market indices, bond prices and interest rates, mutual fund and stock ownership information, options data, and a wide array of macroeconomic time series. International data, marketing and industry reports, and web usage data are also available on WRDS.

WRDS Data Subscriptions

  • AuditAnalytics
  • Bank Regulatory
  • Blockholders
  • CBOE Indexes
  • CRSP
  • DMEF Academic Data
  • Dow Jones
  • Eventus
  • FDIC
  • Factset Trial
  • Fama French & Liquidity Factors
  • Federal Reserve Bank
  • IBES
  • IHS Global Insight
  • ISSM
  • Option Metrics
  • PHLX
  • Penn World Tables
  • SEC Order Execution
  • TAQ
  • Thomson Reuters