• Access educational background, prior employment, and connections of directors and executives
  • Analyse the proportion of politically connected directors, using CEO-level controls such as age, gender, and experience
  • Extract executive stock option holdings

How to Access?

FBE & MBS Academic Staff and PhD Students

  • Register for an individual online WRDS account with your Unimelb email
  • Access database through WRDS

FBE Honours and Masters students


Booking required: FBE Research Databases Facility Computer Booking System (

  • Access WRDS via a Day Pass in the FBE Research Databases Facility
  • Location - Upper Ground South Floor, Giblin Eunson Library
How to request a Day Pass?
  1. Login to the General PCs with your Unimelb details
  2. Click on the WRDS shortcut icon

Support Resources


BoardEx Data on Words overview

WRDS Knowledge Base Articles on BoardEx (requires WRDS log in)

  1. Login to WRDS
  2. Click on BoardEx
  3. Click on:
    Knowledge Base