WRDS (Wharton Research Data Services)

Access Database
Database Introduction

WRDS provides clients with the broadest Collection of financial,economic and marketing data, analytics, and the most robust computing infrastructure available, making it the global standard for integrated research systems.

Compustat:(1) North America (Full & Historical): Historical fundamental data for North American companies with annual data from 1950 and quarterly restated data from 1962 ;(2) Historical Segments: Business and geographic detail, product information and customer data for over 70% of the companies in the North American (NA) database; (3) Global Package: Fundamental and market data for active and inactive companies covering approximately 50,000 international companies;(4) Capital Structure: Debt and equity capital structure with history from 2004/2005*, and all detailed components of a company’s total debt and equity, plus the key characteristics of each debt and equity component .

CRSP(Center for Research of Security Prices):(1)CRSP 1925 US Stock Database-Annually Update ; (2)CRSP 1925 US Index Database-Annually Update; (3)CRSP/COMPUSTAT Merged Database-Annually Update; (4) Daily & Monthly CRSP US Treasury Database-Annually Update; (5)CRSP Survivor-Bias-Free US Mutual Fund Database-Quarterly Update

OptionMetrics:(1)OptionMetrics’ IvyDB US is a comprehensive source of historical price and implied volatility data for the US equity and index options markets. (2) OptionMetrics’ IvyDB Europe is the first comprehensive database of historical option process, implied volatility and sensitivity calculations for the major European markets.


        1.You must register with email“sustech.edu.cn”or“mail.sustech.edu.cn

        2.Please register on http://wrds.wharton.upenn.edu。(1)click[Institution] and choose[South University of Science and Technology of China ](2)choose your identity :Faculty , Ph.D,  Masters Student,  Research Assistant,  Visitor,  Class(3)Your Name(4)Your Email address (5)Desired Username

        3.Once checked by administrator,you will receive an email to set account and password.Then you can log in .

        4.Previous account users must pay attention that vendors of WRDS have changed your registered email address to the new domain email address.

Responsible Librarian
Feiyan Huang (+86-755-88010842, huangfy@sustech.edu.cn)
1. Any downloading of library-subscribed electronic resources by software or tool is prohibited.
2. Any systematically over-downloading of full-text documents from library-subscribed databases is prohibited.
3. Use of proxy server or providing VPN account to unauthorized users is prohibited.
4. Without the prior permission of the library, redistributing library-subscribed resources in bulk to unauthorized users or via proxy server is prohibited.
5. Violators of the above rules will be punished based on results of thorough investigation.