1926-2016

Any time you hear an investment professional mention the year 1926, he's telling you he's gotten his data from CRSP.

In 1960, Chicago Booth embarked on development of the world’s first comprehensive database for historical security prices and returns information. The research-quality data created by this transformational project established a vast amount of scholarly research for several generations of academics. Visit the special 90 Years of Data page to view a historical timeline, read a few factoids, and utilize our related graphic resources.



New file formats available

In response to subscriber requests, CRSP has released SAS and ASCII file formats of the Stock and Index Databases. The files were made available to all monthly, quarterly, and annual subscribers on 1/29/2016.  Data will be through December 2015 and available for download utilizing MOVEit Cloud. More information can be found here. 

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Includes data definitions, calculations, methodologies, and more.

Includes data definitions, link information, access functions, and cross reference information

Access tools and programming libraries for the CRSP US Stock & US Index Databases and CRSP/Compustat Merged databases.

Includes installation, data access, and tool usage

ETF.com

Swedroe: Small Caps Still Outperforming

Morningstar

With Indexing, Being Dumb Can Be Smart

etfgi.com

ETFs/ETPs listed in the United States gathered US$239.8 billion in net new assets in 2015

Barron's

One Out Of Every Three Dollars in Stock Funds Tracks an Index

IFA.com

David Booth Interview: Part One - Show 192

David Booth discusses CRSP’s history and the importance of research-quality data with Mark Hebner of IFA.

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Investment Assets Linked to CRSP Indexes

David Booth Interview: Part One

David Booth discusses CRSP’s history and the importance of research-quality data with Mark Hebner of IFA.