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The Cliometric Voice

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  • Claude Diebolt

    (BETA, UMR 7522, Université de Strasbourg & Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin.)

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This contribution shows that the same kind of debate regarding the link between history and contemporaneous economics sparks off in quantitative history. Indeed, Cliometrics can be seen a way of (re-)investigating historic issues via the use of econometric techniques and economic theory. The text presents the main methodological features of this new discipline and its outstanding achievement – the development of a scientific human and social science. Even if the author seems to be inclined towards a conception of cliometrics as a full-fledged field of economic theory, his conclusion remains more general: he encourages economists to pay attention to the past in dealing with current economic issues.
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  • Claude Diebolt, 2012. "The Cliometric Voice," Working Papers 12-12, Association Française de Cliométrie (AFC).
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    1. The Mixed Blessings of Clio
      by missiaia in NEP-HIS blog on 2012-11-13 16:26:16

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    1. Claude Diebolt & Faustine Perrin, 2013. "From Stagnation to Sustained Growth: The Role of Female Empowerment," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 103(3), pages 545-549, May.
    2. Claude Diebolt & Faustine Perrin, 2016. "Le « paradoxe » démographico-économique," Revue d'économie financière, Association d'économie financière, vol. 0(2), pages 103-112.
    3. Claude Diebolt, 2015. "Comment appréhender les temporalités de l’histoire économique ? Plaidoyer pour une cliométrie des évènements rares," Working Papers 01-15, Association Française de Cliométrie (AFC).
    4. Claude Diebolt & Faustine Perrin, 2014. "The Foundations of Female Empowerment Revisited," Revue d'économie politique, Dalloz, vol. 124(4), pages 587-597.
    5. Claude Diebolt & Michael Haupert, 2018. "A cliometric counterfactual: what if there had been neither Fogel nor North?," Cliometrica, Springer;Cliometric Society (Association Francaise de Cliométrie), vol. 12(3), pages 407-434, September.
    6. Charlotte Le Chapelain, 2013. "Cliométrie et Capital humain," Working Papers 01-13, Association Française de Cliométrie (AFC).
    7. Peter J. Buckley, 2016. "Historical Research Approaches to the Analysis of Internationalisation," Management International Review, Springer, vol. 56(6), pages 879-900, December.
    8. Claude Diebolt & Faustine Perrin, 2014. "Growth Theories," Working Papers 02-14, Association Française de Cliométrie (AFC).

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