Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS) provides access and analyzes to a variety of financial data sources for academic research. The Library subscribes to a number of datasets on WRDS. The core subscriptions include: CompuStat, CRSP, CUSIP, Eventus, I/B/E/S, ISS (formerly Riskmetrics), MSCI (formerly KLD and GMI), OptionMetrics, PACAP, TAQ, WRDS SEC Analytics Suite.
WRDS is available to current CUHK faculty and students only. Alumni and visitors are not eligible to access due to licensing restrictions.
*You need to open an email account with an active cuhk.edu.hk email address. We will send an email to this address with the information needed to sign in.
To apply for an Individual Account:
For Faculty, Visiting Scholars, and PhD Students
Click here to apply and select the Register tab to fill in the followings:
For Research Assistants
Please send your request to CUHK WRDS Representative with the following data:
When the request is approved, you will receive an email with instructions for setting the password and logging into WRDS.
Enquiry on account application, please contact CUHK WRDS Representative.
SEARCHING FOR & GETTING DATA FROM WRDS:
The list of available datasets is listed under “Your Subscriptions” on WRDS.
WRDS Web Queries
The web query has the same general format for all databases in WRDS. In most databases, you need to complete the following four steps to submit your request. Other databases may require more or fewer steps.
e.g. the Query Form in the dataset CRSP Monthly Stock