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.
- 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
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
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.
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.