The Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission (FCIC) was created on May 20, 2009, to examine the causes, domestic and global, of the financial and economic crisis in the United States that occurred from 2007-2009 (the Global Financial Crisis). During the course of its investigation, the ten person bipartisan committee reviewed millions of pages of documents, interviewed more than 700 witnesses, and held 19 days of public hearings in New York, Washington, D.C., and communities across the country that were hit hard by the crisis. The final report presents the commission’s findings and conclusions and also dissenting views. A research guide which includes an outline of the Final Report and the commission’s conclusions can be viewed by clicking the following link.
The FCIC believed it was in the public interest to allow information related to its findings to continue to be made available on a publicly available website even after it ceased operations and ceased to exist on February 13, 2011. One of the projects of the Yale Program on Financial Stability (YPFS) is the YPFS Resource Library, which collects, preserves and makes available to the public primary and secondary sources relating to crises, including the Global Financial Crisis.
With the cooperation Phil Angelides, the former Chairman of the FCIC, and the Rock Center for Corporate Governance at Stanford University and the Robert Crown Law Library at Stanford Law School (SLS), which also hosts FCIC materials, the YPFS now hosts an archive copy the FCIC website which may be accessed through the following link:
This past summer, the YPFS has integrated the over 3,000 document collection of FCIC specific materials used to build the foundation for the Commission's investigation into the YPFS Resource Library . In doing so, the YPFS provides enhanced search capabilities to allow user to explore documents used in the FCIC investigation along with other crises-related records.
Public Domain: All the FCIC records hosted on the FCIC at PFS website are in the public domain and can be used by anyone without restriction. Therefore, no written permission is required to use them.
Archive Copy of Website: Please note that the FCIC ceased to exist on February 13, 2011. The YPFS has only agreed to host this website to provide the public access to the FCIC records. While we can address technical issues for the site, we can only answer very limited questions about the content.
Official Website: The "official" archival FCIC website is maintained by the “cybercemetery”, a joint venture of the United States Government Printing Office and the University of North Texas Libraries. The cybercemetery is an archive of government websites that have ceased operation (usually websites of defunct government agencies and commissions that have issued a final report). See http://www.cybercemetery.unt.edu/archive/fcic/20110310172443/http://fcic.gov/.