Welcome, Emory University, to Wharton Research Data Services!

The Goizueta Business School licenses use of the Wharton Research Database System (WRDS) for faculty and students.

WRDS provides a simple, powerful web interface to a variety of database such as Compustat, CRSP,Financial Statements and Stock returns and Trade and Quote Matching.

In addition sample programs are available for SAS, FORTRAN and C

You will need to request a WRDS account online at <http://wrds.wharton.upenn.edu>

  1. In the center of the page, you will see a link entitled Account Request;  Click on that link.
  2. Click on the "new account" link and complete the Account Request form. 
  3. Once you submit an Account Request, we will send an e-mail to your WRDS Representative, Ron Harris (ron_harris@bus.emory.edu) for approval.  After receiving the approval, we will create the account and send you an e-mail message with a special URL and instructions for setting the account password and logging into WRDS.
  4. You may log into WRDS and begin using your new account.  Because our service is internet-based, you can access WRDS from anywhere in the world.

WRDS may be accessed via the web interface or through a UNIX log in session.  Once you have received your account information, consult the Support tab on the WRDS homepage for further instructions on using these access methods. 


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