Often known by its acronym CRSP, Center for Research in Security Prices is a research center at the Booth School of Business (founded in 1898) of the University of Chicago. CRSP is a non-profit center which also functions as a vendor of historical data.
The Business School currently subscribes to the following CRSP databases:
- December 2013 CRSP US Stock Database
- December 2013 CRSP US Indices Database
- December 2013 CRSP US Treasuries Database
CRSP databases are currently accessed via the SAS programming interface.
Accessing CRSP data using SAS
CRSP binary data can be directly extracted into SAS using Eventus. Eventus is an add-in to SAS which accesses CRSP data from the Suffolk network and performs event studies. Eventus is installed by default in SAS.