This service was introduced on February 2, 1996, to provide
a free and continuously updated
repository of exchange rate data for academic research
and teaching. This service is made possible through resources
provided by the Sauder School of Business. It is operated and
maintained solely by Professor Werner Antweiler.
The earliest historical exchange rates start in 1971; however, for many
currencies data are only available for the time period after the
introduction of this service. Exchange rates for the IMF's Special Drawing Rights are derived from the five
constituent currencies of the SDR. The time series for the Euro and
the ECU have been amalgamated. Prior to January 1, 1999, the Euro
time series contains ECU data, not Euro pseudo exchange rates.
More information can be found on the web page with
frequently asked questions.