Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS)

Comprehensive, web-based data platform that allows access to a wide variety of historical financial, economic, and marketing data sources.

UCLA Anderson does not subscribe to all WRDS databases.  The WRDS component databases that are currently licensed by the Anderson School may be viewed, after logging in, beneath the "Current Subscriptions" link and are listed here as well: 

Current Subscriptions

Bank Regulatory
CBOE Indexes
DMEF Academic Data
Dow Jones
Fama French & Liquidity Factors
Federal Reserve Bank
Hedge Fund Research (HFR)
IHS Global Insight
OTC Markets
Option Metrics
Penn World Tables
SEC Order Execution
Thomson Reuters


If you are having problems connecting to a database, please check the following:

  1. Confirm you have the proper access privileges for this database.
  2. Make sure you have the proxy server properly configured.
  3. Check if the database requires a special account.
  4. Check if the database requires a specific web browser.

If you continue to have problems, please contact your area of computer support:

Anderson Faculty/Staff/PhD Students:
CS Response

Anderson Full Time MBA/EMBA/FEMBA/GEMBA/MFE Students:
Student Technology Services (STS)

Non-Anderson UCLA Faculty/Staff/Students
Bruin OnLine

Special Request (see notes)

Accessible via the WRDS platform.  Requires an individual WRDS registered account and an authorized UCLA network account.

Individual UCLA WRDS accounts, which allow SSH access, are provided at the discretion of the UCLA WRDS Representative, and qualifications may exist.  Alumni members of the community, undergraduate students, research colleagues outside the university, as well as others not actively employed or registered with UCLA do not qualify.

Current UCLA faculty, PhDs, and Master's students may request a WRDS account, for which access is by a login ID and password. Submit an online WRDS Account Request and select "Register for a WRDS Account."  WRDS complete documentation is available online to account holders.

Important Note:  Master's accounts with WRDS are suspended during the summer (in 2015: June 13, 2015 through Labor Day, Sept. 7, 2015), and new Master's account requests are not filled during that time.

WRDS Day Pass Access - Requires the currently-enrolled / employed UCLA user to enter his / her ucla.edu e-mail address.  WRDS will send an e-mail to your UCLA address with the information required for sign in.  No permanent disk storage space is available when connecting without an account.  Operational during the academic year only.

Note: Use of WRDS is limited to academic and non-commercial research purposes. The right to access licensed databases and copyrighted material on the WRDS system is only for academic research. You may not use data downloaded from WRDS for any commercial endeavor.  In addition, you may not reveal, disclose, transfer, or share username and password information with anyone. Additional restrictions apply, per WRDS Terms of Use.

Database Usage

Electronic resources, or databases, are covered by licenses limiting access to academic use by UCLA faculty, staff, and current UCLA students, with some limited to Anderson School use only. Please also read the UCLA Library policy on Appropriate Use of Licensed Electronic Resources. Violations of the University's contractual agreements with electronic resources vendors can and do result in the suspension of access to those resources for the entire UCLA community.