Spleen: the failures of the cliometric school
Stefano Fenoaltea ()
No 14, HHB Working Papers Series from The Historical Household Budgets Project
This paper argues that we cliometricians have failed as economists, because we did not drag the profession out of the nineteenth century and into the twentieth; that we have failed as historians, because we do not take measurement seriously, and misapprehend “the data”; and that we failed signally as economic historians, because we backcast “GDP” as if it measured gross domestic product.
Keywords: cliometrics; economic history; economics (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: A10 B40 N01 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 17 pages
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Working Paper: Spleen; The Failures of the Cliometric School (2019)
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