Cliometrics and the Nobel

  title={Cliometrics and the Nobel},
  author={Claudia Dale Goldin},
  journal={NBER Working Paper Series},
  • C. Goldin
  • Published 1 December 1994
  • Economics, History
  • NBER Working Paper Series
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. 
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