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Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS) User Guide

WRDS Access

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

Access here: Please note that you must first request an account by using the Register link when you get to the WRDS page. Be sure to use your email address. Your account must be reviewed and approved by staff so it could take up to 3 business days for a response. 

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.)