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Business: Accounting, Auditing & Taxation: WRDS / Wharton Research Data Services


Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS) is an Internet-based data service from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. WRDS provides a simple, powerful web data interface for a variety of financial research applications, plus technical support to programming in SAS, FORTRAN, or C.   Financial support for WRDS is jointly provided by UT Knoxville's Haslam College of Business and the University Libraries.

WRDS access is limited to faculty and graduate student researchers at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.  For further information about accessing to WRDS at UT, contact Dr. Chad Autry at the Haslam College of Business. To request an account visit the WRDS website.

The University of Tennessee's WRDS subscription includes access to: (description of each is

Audit Analytics

Fama French & Liquidity Factors

Bank Regulatory

First Call


IBES: Institutional Brokers Estimate System

Bureau van Dijk

IRRC/Investor Responsibility Research Center  

CBOE Indexes


COMPUSTAT North America and Global


CRSP: Center for Research in Security Prices 

Penn World Tables

DMEF Academic Data 

Risk Metrics

Dow Jones Averages

SEC Order Execution


TAQ (Daily TAQ (Milliseconds) 2014 dataset)

FDIC: Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation


Thomson Reuters: Mutual Funds Holdings










Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS) Research Paper Series (open source)

WRDS tips