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Wharton Research Data Service (WRDS)

This guide describes major economic datasets, both U.S. and International. Indexes to journal articles and links to full text working papers are also included.


Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS) offers deep archives of historical financial, accounting, banking, economics, management, and marketing data through a single web-based interface. Listed below are data sets available to Boston College researchers. Please note the following before using WRDS:

  • Access is restricted to current BC Faculty (personal and class accounts), PhD and Masters level students. Research assistants working for faculty may also request accounts with faculty approval .Questions about access, email 
  • For assistance using WRDS and tutorial videos, please visit Ways to Use WRDS, or contact the Economics and Finance Librarian, Jason Hall, for further assistance.

Datasets available via WRDS

  • See our complete WRDS dataset link list, or see our list of major datasets below, for easy access to all datasets Boston College is currently subscribed.
  • If you are looking to access a dataset that Boston College does not currently subscribe, please send all acquisition requests to the Economics and Finance Librarian at, for review.

Available Datasets

Available Datasets