Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS) is the leading business intelligence, data analytics, and research platform for global institutions - enabling comprehensive thought leadership, historical analysis, and insight into the latest innovations in academic research.
WRDS democratizes data access so that all disciplines, Accounting, Banking, Economics, ESG, Finance, Healthcare, Insurance, Marketing, and Statistics, can easily search for concepts across the data repository. Partnering with global vendors, WRDS hosts 350+TB of data - the broadest collection of data on the most robust computing infrastructure to give users the power to analyze complex information at speeds of up to 400MB per second. Flexible data delivery options include a powerful web query method that reduces research time; the WRDS Cloud for executing research and strategy development; and the WRDS client server using SAS, Python, R, Stata, Matlab, and more. Our rigorous data review and validation give users the confidence to tailor research and create a wide range of reliable data models. WRDS' unique array of Services include access to a suite of Analytics tools and Learning Pathways - providing curated, guided resources for Researchers, Instructors, and Information Professionals. Supporting over 75,000 commercial, academic, and government users at 500+ institutions in 36+ countries, WRDS is the global gold standard in data management, innovative tools, analytics, and research services - all backed by the credibility and leadership of the Wharton School.
WRDS is a leader in impactful research. Through a partnership with SSRN, WRDS is elevating the visibility of universities and researchers working across an array of fields. The two organizations have launched the WRDS-SSRN Innovation Award to honor rising business schools in the North America, Asia Pacific, and EMEA.
Supporting over 75,000 commercial, academic, and government users at 500+ institutions in 35+ countries, WRDS is the global gold standard in data management, innovative tools, analytics, and research services - all backed by the credibility and leadership of the Wharton School. https://whartonwrds.com
About The Wharton School
Founded in 1881 as the world's first collegiate business school, the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania is shaping the future of business by incubating ideas, driving insights, and creating leaders who change the world. With a faculty of more than 235 renowned professors, Wharton has 5,000 undergraduate, MBA, executive MBA and doctoral students. Each year 13,000 professionals from around the world advance their careers through Wharton Executive Education's individual, company-customized, and online programs. More than 100,000 Wharton alumni form a powerful global network of leaders who transform business every day. For more information, visit www.wharton.upenn.edu.
WRDS-SSRN INNOVATION AWARD™
Honoring Rising Business Schools that use WRDS for their Research
WRDS and SSRN elevate the visibility, impact and credibility of your research institution.
To be considered for the WRDS-SSRN Innovation Award, cite WRDS in your research.
Submit to the WRDS Research Paper Series >>.
Three Winners will be selected annually from the WRDS RPS for North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific regions.
Gain the recognition needed in today's competitive academic landscape
The best financial research is changing policy and practice at firm, regulatory and national levels, and demonstrating the value of the institutions and researchers who conduct it.
Make sure your academic program is making its mark with impact-driven research, supported by WRDS.
- Recognition at the institution and researcher-level
- Press release and social media campaigns highlight the winning institution and authors
- Increase your Eigenfactor® score - SSRN's weighted measure of an author's citations; visible to all who access SSRN
- Attract and retain leading faculty and thought leaders
- Advance your research, driving impact through superior data access, analysis and modeling tools.
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