WRDS: Wharton Research Data Services

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WRDS provides access to an extensive collection of databases, covering numerous financial, economic and marketing disciplines.  The USF School of Management subscribes to three databases in WRDS: COMPUSTAT, CRSP, and OptionMetrics. For questions about registering for access, please contact Nicholas Tay at tay@usfca.edu or Sara Ding at sding2@usfca.edu.

OptionMetrics: OptionMetrics' IvyDB is a comprehensive source of historical price and implied volatility data for the US equity and index options markets.

COMPUSTAT: (from Standard & Poor's) provides more than 300 annual and 100 quarterly Income Statement, Balance Sheet, Statement of Cash Flows, and supplemental data items on more than 24,000 publicly held companies. The COMPUSTAT databases on WRDS include Industrial, Full Coverage, Research; Prices, Dividends & Earnings; Segments; Bank; Canadian; Global Vantage; and EXECUCOMP. EXECUCOMP offers executive compensation data in addition to detailed breakouts of compensation data under the pre-2006 reporting rules for those who are researching historical compensation trends.

CRSP: The Center for Research in Security Prices maintains the most comprehensive collection of security price,return, and volume data for the NYSE, AMEX and NADSAQ stock markets. Additional CRSP files provide stock indices, beta- and cap-based portfolio, treasury bond and risk-free rates, and mutual fund databases. CRSP also provides CRSP/COMPUSTAT Merged Database, a database that simplifies matching COMPUSTAT financial data to the CRSP security price data.