Department of Finance

Research Databases

The Finance Department helps maintain an extensive set of research databases for faculty and students. The availability of our databases is made possible through the generous support of the Lerner College, the Unidel Foundation, Donald J. Puglisi, and gifts from many other alumni, faculty, and friends. Thank you all for your support!

For examples of research produced with these databases, please visit our faculty research page.

Available Data:

The Lerner College subscribes to the Wharton Research Database Services network (WRDS), which provides web access to most of our data. If you are a student and would like access to the WRDS-delivered databases, please contact your professor. The Wharton Research Database Services can be accessed at: http://wrds.wharton.upenn.edu/. Once you enter your username and password, you will see the list of databases to which UD subscribes. This list is recreated below. Click on each source to view the data description as provided by WRDS.

In addition, the department also maintains the following databases:

  • SDC Platinum Merger and Acquisition Data
  • SDC Platinum Global New Issues Data
  • Equilar Board of Director and Director Compensation data

The Lerner College is home to a state-of-the-art financial trading facility, the $1.4 million student-led Blue Hen Investment Fund, a student-managed restaurant and hotel, a high-technology development center of a global bank and a start-up experience for students with new business ideas.

Lerner College faculty - like Anu Sivaraman, who is among Social Media Marketing Magazine’s “Top 100 Marketing Professors on Twitter” and MBAprograms.org’s “Top 50 Marketing Professors on Twitter” - are thought leaders who command attention from influential business audiences, economists and policy makers.

All Lerner College departments offer experience-driven learning and emphasize evidence-based analytics methods to enrich the student experience. Here, finance students visit New York City’s financial districts for a first-hand look at markets trading and to meet with UD alumni.

Charles W. Horn, AS75, and wife Patricia, recently made a $3 million commitment to enhance and expand entrepreneurial studies.

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