The Handbook of Historical Economics

The Handbook of Historical Economics

1st Edition - April 21, 2021

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  • Editors: Alberto Bisin, Giovanni Federico
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128162682
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128158746

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The Handbook of Historical Economics guides students and researchers through a quantitative economic history that uses fully up-to-date econometric methods. The book's coverage of statistics applied to the social sciences makes it invaluable to a broad readership. As new sources and applications of data in every economic field are enabling economists to ask and answer new fundamental questions, this book presents an up-to-date reference on the topics at hand.

Key Features

  • Provides an historical outline of the two cliometric revolutions, highlighting the similarities and the differences between the two
  • Surveys the issues and principal results of the "second cliometric revolution"
  • Explores innovations in formulating hypotheses and statistical testing, relating them to wider trends in data-driven, empirical economics

Readership

Economists and economic historians as well as upper-division undergraduates and graduate students in economics who are interested in the systematic application of economic theory, econometric techniques, and other formal or mathematical methods to the study of history

Table of Contents

  • 1. An historical outline of the two cliometric revolutions, highlighting the similarities and the differences between the two
    2. A survey of the issues and the main results of the second cliometric revolution
    3. A discussion of the innovations in formulating hypotheses and statistical testing, relating them to wider trends in economics towards a more data-driven, empirical approach

Product details

  • No. of pages: 1002
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2021
  • Published: April 21, 2021
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128162682
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128158746

About the Editors

Alberto Bisin

Alberto Bisin is Professor of Economics at New York University and an elected fellow of the Econometric Society. He is also fellow of the NBER, the CEPR, and CESS at NYU, CIREQ. He has been Associate Editor of the Journal of Economic Theory, of Economic Theory, and of Research in Economics. He is founding editor of noiseFromAmerika.org and contributes op-eds for the italian newspaper La Repubblica. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago, obtained in 1994. His main contributions are in the fields of Social Economics, Financial Economics, and Behavioral Economics.

Affiliations and Expertise

New York University, NY, USA

Giovanni Federico

Giovanni Federico is professor of Economic History at the University of Pisa. He has been professor of Economic History at the European University Institute and editor of the European Review of Economic History. He has a Ph.D. in History from the Scuola Normale Superiore (1985) and he has written articles on long-term growth and national accounting, market integration, and trade within Italy and around the world.

Affiliations and Expertise

Universita degli Studi di Pisa, Italy

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