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A Brief History of Human Time : Exploring a database of “notable people”

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  • Olivier Gergaud

    (Sciences Po)

  • Morgane Laouenan

    (Sciences Po)

  • Etienne Wasmer

    (Département d'économie)

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This paper describes a database of 1,243,776 notable people and 7,184,575 locations (Geolinks) associated with them throughout human history. We first describe in details the various approches and procedures adopted to extract the relevant informationfrom their Wikipedia biographies and then analyze the database.

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  • Olivier Gergaud & Morgane Laouenan & Etienne Wasmer, 2016. "A Brief History of Human Time : Exploring a database of “notable people”," Sciences Po publications 46, Sciences Po.
  • Handle: RePEc:spo:wpmain:info:hdl:2441/5c980irgqp83k83vpo1e7r0l74
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    1. David De La Croix & Frédéric Docquier & Alice Fabre & Robert Stelter, 2019. "The Academic Market And The Rise Of Universities In Medieval And Early Modern Europe (1000-1800)," LIDAM Discussion Papers IRES 2019019, Université catholique de Louvain, Institut de Recherches Economiques et Sociales (IRES).
    2. Borowiecki, Karol Jan, 2019. "The Origins of Creativity: The Case of the Arts in the United States since 1850," Discussion Papers of Business and Economics 11/2019, University of Southern Denmark, Department of Business and Economics.
    3. Serafinelli, Michel & Tabellini, Guido, 2017. "Creativity over Time and Space," CEPR Discussion Papers 12365, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers.

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