About CRSP


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As one of the 12 Research and Learning Centers at Chicago Booth, CRSP bridges theory and practice with trusted data solutions. 

Since 1960, CRSP has provided research-quality data to scholarly researchers and advanced the body of knowledge in finance, economics and related disciplines. Today, nearly 500 leading academic institutions in 35 countries rely on CRSP data for academic research and to support classroom instructions. 

Investment practitioners rely on CRSP data to backtest strategies and to benchmark investment performance. More information about these unique and highly regarded datasets can be found in the Research Products section.

The CRSP Indexes are investable indexes that include cap-based, industry sector and value-growth indexes. Sixteen of these indexes have been selected by Vanguard as their new benchmarks for US Equity Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs). More information on the investable indexes can be found in the Investment Products section.