Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS)

Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS) is a data research platform that provides single-point access to a wide range of datasets across multiple disciplines including finance, accounting, economics, and sustainability.

WRDS is available to current Clarkson faculty, staff, and students only. Alumni and public users are not eligible. Please indicate the correct user type when requesting access. Use your @clarkson.edu email to register. 

Faculty, Students, Staff, Research Assistants, and Visiting Faculty can request an individual account.

Visit the WRDS homepage and click “Register for a WRDS account” 

To request a class account logout of your personal account and click “Register for a WRDS account”. On the registration page under “Affiliation with Institution” select “Class (Faculty Requestor Only)” from the drop down menu. 

If you have put in a request and have not heard back within 3 business days contact us.

After logging into your account click the “Support” tab at the top of the page for guides and tutorials on using this database. 

  • Bank Regulatory: Contains five databases for regulated depository financial institutions.
  • Blocholders: Contains standardized data for blockholders of 1,913 companies.
  • CBOE (Chicago Board Options Exchange) Indexes: A key measure of market expectations of near-term volatility conveyed by S&P 500 stock index option prices.
  • Compustat- Capital IQ: Provides more than 300 annual and 100 quarterly Income Statement, Balance Sheet, Statement of Cash Flows, and supplemental data items on more than 24,000 publicly held companies.
    • Compustat North America
    • Compustat Global
    • Compustat Snapshot
    • S&P Global Ratings
    • SNL Financial Institution Data
  • Contributed Data: Databases in this section have been contributed to WRDS by various academic researchers and faculty.
  • CRSP: The Center for Research in Security Prices maintains the most comprehensive collection of security price, return, and volume data for the NYSE, AMEX and Nasdaq stock markets.
  • DMEF Academic Data: Four individual data sets, each containing customer buying history for about 100,000 customers of nationally known catalog and non-profit database marketing businesses are available through DMEF to approved academic researchers for use within academic situations.
  • Dow Jones: Covers the Dow Jones Averages and the Dow Jones Total Return Indexes. The Dow Jones Averages are comprised of The Daily and Monthly Dow Jones Composite, as well as The Dow Jones Industrial, The Dow Jones Transportation, The Dow Jones Utility, the The Dow 10, and The Dow 5.
  • Fama French & Liquidity Factors: Web queries for the Fama-French factors and portfolios, momentum factors, as well as Pastor-Stambaugh Liquidity Factors.
  • Federal Reserve Bank: Contains three databases collected from Federal Reserve Banks. Two of them (Foreign Exchanges and Interest Rates) come from reports published for the Federal Reserve Board (H.10 and H.15 reports). The other one contains the Coincident State Indexes from the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia.
  • MSRB: As the primary regulator of the $3.7 trillion municipal security market, the MSRB collects and makes publicly available through its Electronic Municipal Market Access (EMMA). The trades represent transactions by investors and dealers in the over-the-counter market for municipal securities issued by municipal entities, including states, counties, cities and special tax districts.
  • OTC Market: OTC Markets Group provides trade information and analysis for 10,000 U.S. and global securities traded over-the-counter.
  • Penn World Tables: The Penn World Tables provides national income accounts-type of variables converted to international prices.
  • Peters and Taylor Total Q: This page provides data on firms’ “Total q” ratio and the replacement cost of firms’ intangible capital.
  • PHLX: The Philadelphia Stock Exchange\’s United Currency Options Market (UCOM) offers choice of expiration date, strike (exercise) price, premium payment and any combination of 10 currencies currently available for a total of 100 possible currency pairs.
  • Public: The Center for Research in Security Prices maintains the most comprehensive collection of security price, return, and volume data for the NYSE, AMEX and Nasdaq stock markets.
  • Research Quotient: Percentage increase in revenue from a 1% increase in R&D. RQ is the output elasticity of R&D. RQ offers a universal, uniform, and reliable measure of a firm’s R&D productivity.
  • SEC Order Execution: As a result of Rule 11Ac1-5, market centers that trade national market system securities must make monthly, electronic disclosures of basic information concerning their quality of executions on a stock-by-stock basis.
  • TRACE: TRACE consolidates transaction data for all eligible corporate bonds – investment grade, high yield and convertible debt.
WRDS is available to current Clarkson faculty, staff, and students only. Alumni and public users are not eligible. Please indicate the correct user type when requesting access. Use your @clarkson.edu email to register. 
User Type
Account Type
Expiration Date
Faculty

Unlimited access through the web, SSH, and/or FTP, and include 10 GB of permanent disk storage

Accounts must be renewed after 5 years
Ph.D. Students                                                                               Unlimited access via web, SSH, and/or FTP, and include 10 GB of permanent disk storageAccounts expire after 2 years with the option to renew
Research AssistantsStanding faculty members may have one research assistant. Access via web, SSH, and/or FTP, and include 10 GB of permanent disk storageAccounts expire after 2 years
Masters Students/ Undergraduate Students

Unlimited access via the WRDS website. Accounts DO NOT include disk storage

No access during the summer sessions

Accounts expire at the end of each semester
Class Accounts may be requested by a standing faculty member. All students in a class should share the same password. Up to 15 simultaneous users will be able to access a class account. Accounts DO NOT include disk storage. Accounts expire at the end of the semester

For more information visit: WRDS Account Types