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Cliometrics

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  • Claude Diebolt

    (BETA, University of Strasbourg Strasbourg, France)

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Cliometrics has been defined and summarized in numerous scholarly articles. They all pretty much start with the obvious, that cliometrics is the application of economic theory and quantitative techniques to study history; and then move on to the origin of the name, the joining of Clio (the muse of history), with metrics ("to measure," or "the art of measurement"), allegedly coined by economist Stanley Reiter while collaborating with economic historians Lance Davis and Jonathan Hughes.
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  • Claude Diebolt, 2018. "Cliometrics," Working Papers 01-18, Association Française de Cliométrie (AFC).
  • Handle: RePEc:afc:wpaper:01-18
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    1. Roderick Floud & Bernard Harris, 1997. "Health, Height, and Welfare: Britain, 1700-1980," NBER Chapters,in: Health and Welfare during Industrialization, pages 91-126 National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
    2. Claude Diebolt & Michael Haupert, 2015. "Clio’s Contributions to Economics and History," Working Papers of BETA 2015-21, Bureau d'Economie Théorique et Appliquée, UDS, Strasbourg.
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    • A12 - General Economics and Teaching - - General Economics - - - Relation of Economics to Other Disciplines
    • B41 - Schools of Economic Thought and Methodology - - Economic Methodology - - - Economic Methodology
    • C18 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General - - - Methodolical Issues: General
    • C80 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Data Collection and Data Estimation Methodology; Computer Programs - - - General
    • E01 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - General - - - Measurement and Data on National Income and Product Accounts and Wealth; Environmental Accounts
    • N01 - Economic History - - General - - - Development of the Discipline: Historiographical; Sources and Methods

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