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WRDS (Wharton Research Data Services)

Learn how to access and use WRDS at NYU Libraries.

Wharton Research Data Services at NYU

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What is WRDS?

Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS) is an online data platform that specializes in company financials (financials statements, audit and regulatory filings, banks, segments / industry data, compensation, intellectual property), financial markets, prices, and returns (stock prices, analyst estimates, bonds and fixed income, mutual fund / hedge fund, ETF returns, derivatives / options, REITs, currency exchange rates), ownership, mergers and acquisitions, sustainability/ESG, economics, marketing, news, and healthcare.

WRDS' strengths include historical data, a shared web interface / retrieval process for all datasets, a variety of output file formats, and the ability to query the data from statistical software (SAS, R, STATA, Python, MATLAB, and PostgreSQL).

WRDS is primarily intended for use by NYU professors and PhDs conducting academic research or teaching courses with assignments that require the analysis of WRDS data.

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