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Compustat / WRDS: Wharton Research Data Services



Compustat/ WRDS is an Internet-based data service that provides access to data in various business disciplines such as accounting, economics, finance, marketing, and statistics. Data is compiled from independent sources like S&P Capital IQ, NYSE, CRSP, and Thomson Reuters, and can either be accessed through the web interface or downloaded directly to PC.


Anyone with a valid Pace email account may use WRDS. In order to do so, you must register to obtain an individual account.

Step 1: Go to the WRDS website -
Step 2: On the left-hand side click on the link entitled "Register for a WRDS Account."
Step 3: Fill out the Account Request form using your Pace email adress.
Step 4: Once your account has been created, an e-mail with your Log-in and Password information will be sent to Pace's
WRDS Representative, Thomas Miliano at, who will forward the information to you. This is part of our Authentication Process to ensure that no one outside of Pace attempts to receive an account.
Step 5: You may log into WRDS and begin using your new account. Because our service is internet-based, you can access WRDS from anywhere in the world!