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WRDS (Wharton Research Data Services)

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Current UBC graduate students, faculty, librarians, staff, and undergraduate students working as research assistants who wish to use WRDS can request an account.  The requestor’s status as a current UBC graduate student,faculty or staff member must be verified before the account can be approved by WRDS.  Undergraduate students working as research assistants will also be confirmed with their faculty supervisor. Faculty can also request class accounts.

By submitting a request for an account, you consent to the process of verification and approval.

To request an account, please use a working UBC email address. If you don't have a UBC email address, please  visit UBC IT Services (https://id.ubc.ca/) to create an account.

Please be advised that the personal information you disclose to WRDS once your account is approved may be stored on servers located outside of Canada. 

 

WRDS is a Web-based interface hosting data from Standard & Poor's Compustat, CRSP, Execucomp, Global Insight (formerly DRI), I/B/E/S, etc.

WRDS is best known for the access it provides to historical financial data from CRSP and COMPUSTAT. This data covers over 30,000 companies and includes security prices and trading volume, income and balance sheet items, and analyst projections for earnings and sales. WRDS also contains stock market indices, bond prices and interest rates, mutual fund and stock ownership information, options data, and a wide array of macroeconomic time series. International data, marketing and industry reports, and web usage data are also available on WRDS.

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  • 13F (Institutional Holdings) PERMITTED USE
  • COMPUSTAT - PERMITTED USE
  • CRSP - PERMITTED USE
  • CRSP/COMPUSTAT Merged Database PERMITTED USE
  • CUSIP - PERMITTED USE
  • EXECUCOMP (under Compustat - Capital IQ) - PERMITTED USE
  • IBES PERMITTED USE
  • IRI Data - PERMITTED USE
  • Option Metrics - PERMITTED USE
  • s12 (Mutual Funds) PERMITTED USE
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    Subjects

    Economics; Commerce

    Formats

    Statistics & Data

    Funding Notes Access to the WRDS database has been made possible by a generous gift from PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP.