Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS) is Available at WKU

The Wharton Research Data Center (WRDS) is a cross-database platform for business research developed by the Wharton School. It integrates various famous databases, such as Compustat, CRSP, TFN (THOMSON) and TAQ. Meanwhile, WRDS also provides more than ten public databases including CBOE.

With the official launch of WRDS, WKU becomes one of a few elite institutions in China that provide valuable resources for business and economics related programs.

How to Request Access:

  1. Applicants for a WRDS account must have a personal e-mail address with wku.edu.cn as the domain name.
  2. Log in to http://wrds-web.wharton.upenn.edu,or link through programming servers (currently supported API ports include SAS, Python, R, Matlab, and Stata), click on register on top of the page, fill in and submit the form.
  3. After administrators approve of requests, applicants will receive an email from WRDS system (including the account and password setting link) in their personal mailbox. After setting the password, you can log in to the WRDS platform.

Available Databases:

  1. Audit Analytics- Corporate + Legal module
  2. Audit Analytics- Accounting + Oversight module
  3. BoardEx-Europe
  4. BoardEx- North America
  5. BoardEx- Rest of World
  6. BoardEx- UK
  7. BoardEx CRSP Compustat Link
  8. Compustat: North America-Daily
  9. Compustat: Execucomp
  10. Capital IQ_S&P Rating
  11. CRSP: Stock/security files
  12. CRSP: Stock/events
  13. CRSP: Mutual Funds
  14. ETF Global
  15. IBES: Details and Consensus
  16. IBES CRSP Link
  17. Mutual Fund Holdings – (s12)
  18. MFLINKS (used to merge #2 with #3)
    Yearly (CRSP Mutual Funds and TR Mutual Fund Holdings need to be subscribed to)

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us via email library@wku.edu.cn.


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