Financial Research and Learning Lab

How to Access CRSP Database

The CRSP database can only be accessed through the WRDS platform. Please visit the WRDS page to learn how to create an account and use the service.


What is CRSP?

CRSP provides comprehensive historical data for securities on the NYSE (from 1926), AMEX (from 1962) and NASDAQ (from 1972) exchanges. Information includes security prices, return, and volume data, market capitalization, security delisting information, corporate actions, shares outstanding, supplemental data etc. The database was developed and is maintained by the Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago.

Key information sets include:

*A short video tutorial on CRSP is available through the WRDS e-Learning Tab

For more information on CRSP information please visit the  CRSP Site and WRDS Site.