iPEHD– the Ifo Prussian Economic History Database

22 Pages Posted: 28 Sep 2012

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Sascha O. Becker

Monash University - Department of Economics; University of Warwick

Francesco Cinnirella

University of Bergamo; University of Southern Denmark - Department of Business and Economics; CESifo (Center for Economic Studies and Ifo Institute) - Ifo Institute; Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR); CAGE

Erik Hornung

University of Cologne - Center for Macroeconomic Research (CMR); CESifo (Center for Economic Studies and Ifo Institute); Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)

Ludger Woessmann

Ifo Institute for Economic Research; Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA); CESifo (Center for Economic Studies and Ifo Institute for Economic Research); University of Munich - Ifo Institute for Economic Research

Date Written: September 2012

Abstract

This paper provides a documentation of the ifo Prussian Economic History Database (iPEHD), a county-level database covering a rich collection of variables for 19th-century Prussia. The Royal Prussian Statistical Office collected these data in several censuses over the years 1816-1901, with much county-level information surviving in archives. These data provide a unique source for micro- regional empirical research in economic history, enabling analyses of the importance of such factors as education, religion, fertility, and many others for Prussian economic development in the 19th century. The service of iPEHD is to provide the data in a digitized and structured way.

Keywords: 19th century, county, database, economic history, Prussia

JEL Classification: N13, N33

Suggested Citation

Becker, Sascha O. and Cinnirella, Francesco and Hornung, Erik and Woessmann, Ludger, iPEHD– the Ifo Prussian Economic History Database (September 2012). CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP9128, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2153569

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