The NYSE History Research Project is an on-going research effort by the International Center of Finance to collect price and dividend information on NYSE stocks from the beginning of the exchange to the present, for analysis of long-term trends and performance. The paper "A new historical database for the NYSE 1815 to 1925: Performance and predictability," can be downloaded from the site of the Journal of Financial Markets. A working paper version of it is also from SSRN. The data and the indices we created with it may be downloaded from this site.
Government Security Prices and Loans
The Final data files were compiled based on the raw data files by:
- Taking the average of the bid and offer price
- Taking the average of previous and next prices when a newspaper was missing or there was no price listed
Any use of this data should cite: Razaghian, Rose. Mimeo. "Financial Credibility in the United States: The Impact of Institutions, 1789-1860." Data made available through the International Center for Finance at Yale University. Please contact Prof. Rose Razaghian if you any questions about this data.