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On the status and the future of economic history in the world

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  • Baten, Joerg
  • Julia, Muschallik

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How many economic historians are there in the world? In which countries or world regions are they concentrated? Can we explain differences in the number of economic historians who are participating in world congresses, and which determinants encourage or limit participation propensity? Using an e-mail questionnaire, we analyse the global situation of this discipline. Overall 59 countries were available to be surveyed in this overview. We estimate the overall number of economic historians in the world to be around 10,400 scholars.

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  • Baten, Joerg & Julia, Muschallik, 2011. "On the status and the future of economic history in the world," MPRA Paper 34704, University Library of Munich, Germany.
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    Economic history; world; survey;
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    • N01 - Economic History - - General - - - Development of the Discipline: Historiographical; Sources and Methods
    • A11 - General Economics and Teaching - - General Economics - - - Role of Economics; Role of Economists

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