Cliometrics and the Nobel

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Claudia Goldin

Harvard University - Department of Economics; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

Date Written: December 1994

Abstract

In October 1993, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences awarded the Nobel Prize in Economics to Robert William Fogel and Douglass Cecil North `for having renewed research in economic history.' The Academy noted that `they were pioneers in the branch of economic history that has been called the þnew economic history,þ or þcliometricsþ.' In this paper I address what this cliometrics is and how these two Nobel Prize winners furthered the discipline of economics.

Suggested Citation

Goldin, Claudia, Cliometrics and the Nobel (December 1994). NBER Working Paper No. h0065. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=190402

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