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The Role of Cliometrics in History and Economics

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  • Claude Diebolt
  • Michael Haupert

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How did cliometrics in particular, and economic history in general, arrive at this crossroads, where it is at once considered to be a dying discipline and one that is spreading through the economics discipline as a whole? To understand the current status and future prospects of economic history, it is necessary to understand its past.

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  • Claude Diebolt & Michael Haupert, 2021. "The Role of Cliometrics in History and Economics," Working Papers of BETA 2021-26, Bureau d'Economie Théorique et Appliquée, UDS, Strasbourg.
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    Cliometrics; economic history; Robert Fogel; Douglass North; economic growth; econometrics; interdisciplinary economic history; new economic history; multidisciplinary; methodology; quantitative.;
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