Wharton Research Data Service (WRDS)

Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS) is a so-called ‘shell interface’ providing access to a diversified set of databases containing company data.

Database info

Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS), produced by Pennsylvania University, is a so-called ‘shell interface’ providing access to a diversified set of databases containing company data. WRDS functions as a platform. Besides the datasets accessible to all Wharton users, Maastricht University has additional licenses to the following sources: Compustat Global, Compustat North America, CRSP Mutual Funds, CRSP US Stock & Indices 1925, CRSP/Compustat Merged (CCM), ExecuComp and I/B/E/S Global Aggregates. WRDS functions as a platform.

Be aware that all datasets that are optional within the WRDS interface are also visible however not accessible. See the list with ‘Current Subscriptions’ in the left frame to find out which datasets are subscribed to by Maastricht University.

Each dataset has its own search interface. Clicking Tools or Support gives you an overview of the manuals and codes which are in use in the databases. Supporting video instruction modules are available in the database via: ‘E-Learning’.

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The WRDS interface is only accessible via an individual WRDS account, which can be requested via the WRDS start page.

Only regular Maastricht University email accounts are accepted.

WRDS requires staff to have a UM contract. Students are no longer allowed to use the WRDS databases after their graduation. Unfortunately, UM-Alumni-accounts are excluded due to license restrictions

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Guides & training

WRDS Introduction: Training Maastricht University
Recording of the session: Training Maastricht University

Support

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