Wharton Research Data Service


Wharton Research Data Service (WRDS) is a comprehensive source of financial, accounting, economic, management, marketing, banking, and insurance data. Includes extensive historical financial data from CRSP and COMPUSTAT covering over 30,000 companies and including security prices and trading volume, income and balance sheet items.


WRDS use is generally restricted to faculty and graduate students in Berkeley's Business and Economics departments. Exceptions can be made for those with legitimate academic need outside those departments. Click on the link, choose "Register," and if you qualify, a password will be sent by email.


Commonly Used Data

(source: http://wrds.wharton.upenn.edu/home/moreabout.shtml)

Audit AnalyticsAuditAnalyticsDetailed audit information on over 1,200 accounting firms and 15,000 publicly registered companies.
Balance sheets, income statements and other company-based financial itemsCOMPUSTATIndustrial, Full Coverage, Research, and Backdata Annual/Quarterly, Business Industry Segments Price, Dividends, Earnings
Stock prices and returnsCRSPMonthly / Daily Stock Files, Indices files
Intraday stock price bid and ask quotesTAQTrades and Quotes
Analysts EstimatesIBESDaily Detailed History, Summary History
U.S. Treasury interest ratesCRSPBonds, Bills, and Inflation files
Bank financialsCOMPUSTATBank Annual / Quarterly
Banking industry conditionsFDICAll files
U.S. Macro EconomicsGlobal Insight (formerly DRI)Annual, Quarterly and, Monthly BASIC Economics
International Firm-level dataCOMPUSTAT/Global VantageAnnual
Executive CompensationCOMPUSTAT/ExeccompAnnual

Categories: Finance, Accounting, Economics, Management, Stocks, Mutual Funds, Bonds, Marketing, Banking, Insurance