Announcements

New Academic Data Users

CRSP welcomes ESCP Europe in France, University of Quebec at Montreal in Canada, and University of Groningen  in the Netherlands to our community of academic data users.  These schools join the nearly 450 leading academic institutions in 35 countries that rely on CRSP data for scholarly research and classroom instruction. Learn more here.

Congratulations to the University Groningen on its upcoming 400th year anniversary celebration.

AACSB Conference in Singapore

Over 1000 participants from 48 countries assembled in Singapore recently for the International Conference and Annual Meeting (ICAM) of the AACSB. As one of the essential data resources underpinning scholarly research at over 450 leading academic institutions, CRSP, along with WRDS and S&P Capital IQ, hosted a number of delegates at a networking reception on Level 57 of the Marina Bay Sands Hotel.

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Booth Professor Matthew Gentzkow Awarded 2014 John Bates Clark Medal

Matthew Gentzkow, Richard O. Ryan Professor of Economics and Neubauer Family Faculty Fellow at Chicago Booth, has been awarded the 2014 John Bates Clark Medal by the American Economics Association. The award is given to an American economist under 40 “who is judged to have made the most significant contribution to economic thought and knowledge.”

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CRSP In Action

Does Methodology Matter?

This was one of the key questions for the Institutional Analysis: Index Construction panelists at the 2014 Inside ETFs Conference held in Hollywood, Florida from January 26-29, 2014. CRSP COO David Barclay was joined by other index provider veterans: Rolf Agather-Russell, David Blitzer- S&P Dow Jones, Jonathan Horton-FTSE, and by Index Universe Moderator – Elizabeth Kashner, to discuss how the various index rules impact constituent holdings and weights.

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Why 1926?

CRSP has curated over 88 years of research-quality historical market data that start with 1926. One of the frequent questions we receive from researchers, investors and students is why 1926 was chosen as the starting point. Professors Fisher and Lorie discuss that issue in their seminal study Rates of Return on Investments in Common Stocks published in the Journal of Business in January 1964.

CRSP Board Members – Out in Front

CRSP Board Chairman Gene Fama discusses market efficiency, why investors can’t time the market and explains how markets really work with Cliff Asness  of AQR Capital Management on Bloomberg Television's "Market Makers."

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