WRDS: Data Research Platform for Business
WRDS is one of the leading data research platforms for business. It allows faculty and graduate students to access comprehensive data sources from a single interface. Datasets include:
- Historical stock prices from the Center for Research in Security Prices (CRSP)
- Company financials from Standard and Poor’s COMPUSTAT
- Corporate governance data from MSCI (formerly KLD and GMI)
- Audit and compliance research from Audit Analytics.
It has a powerful query interface and also works with PC-SAS, R, Matlab and STATA. Support is available from the WRDS community and a team of doctoral-level specialists.
Register for an account (account types include faculty, Ph.D students, research assistant, staff, visitor, masters students or class).
By Bettina Peacemaker, assistant head, academic outreach and business research librarian
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