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Quo vadis ?Quel futur pour l’histoire économique en France. Réflexions et recommandations par deux économistes

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  • Claude Diebolt
  • Jean Luc De Meulemeester

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Cet article vise à analyser l’évolution de la discipline « histoire économique », qui se situe aux frontières de deux disciplines aux préoccupations, méthodes et objectifs de plus en plus divergents. Si la science économique se situe – ou souhaite se situer – de plus en plus dans le pôle des sciences exactes en privilégiant l’analyse mécanique (erklären), l’histoire tend, quant à elle, à se situer dans le pôle des humanités dans une vision interprétative (verstehen). Nous constatons, malgré cela, le maintien, voire le développement d’un champ de recherche à l’intersection de ces deux mondes. Nous identifions, plus précisément, une histoire économique d’historiens, différente de celle des économistes d’inspiration cliométrique. Nous nous interrogeons sur la place de cette dernière et son utilité, d’une part pour maintenir une place pour l’interrogation historique en science économique, d’autre part pour permettre à l’histoire de se légitimer dans le cadre d’évaluations de la recherche aux critères fortement inspirés des pratiques des sciences exactes.

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  • Claude Diebolt & Jean Luc De Meulemeester, 2010. "Quo vadis ?Quel futur pour l’histoire économique en France. Réflexions et recommandations par deux économistes," Working Papers CEB 10-016.RS, ULB -- Universite Libre de Bruxelles.
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    1. 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).

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    Keywords

    Histoire économique; Sciences Economiques; Histoire; Methodologie;

    JEL classification:

    • A12 - General Economics and Teaching - - General Economics - - - Relation of Economics to Other Disciplines
    • B40 - Schools of Economic Thought and Methodology - - Economic Methodology - - - General
    • N01 - Economic History - - General - - - Development of the Discipline: Historiographical; Sources and Methods

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