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Michigan State University

Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS) User Guide

Subject Guide

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Breezy Silver
Gast Business Library
Law College Building
Michigan State University
648 N. Shaw Lane, Room 50
East Lansing, MI 48824
Phone: (517) 432-4181
Subjects: Business, Economics

WRDS Access

Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS) is only accessible to MSU faculty, staff, and students.

Access here: Please note that you must request an account using your email address.

What is WRDS?

Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS) is a database interface that allows user to manipulate datasets to do research. The available datasets are heavy on finance. It also has datasets from the American Hospital Association, MSCI ESG data, and more.

Accessing the Data

WRDS may be accessed either through a web interface, WRDS cloud, or on your PC using SAS, Python, or R. More information: (Must log in to view.)