Volume and Direction of the Atlantic Slave Trade, 1650-1870: Estimates by Markov Chain Carlo Analysis

  title={Volume and Direction of the Atlantic Slave Trade, 1650-1870: Estimates by Markov Chain Carlo Analysis},
  author={P. Manning and Yun Zhang and Bowen Yi},
This article presents methods and results in the application of the Markov Chain Monte Carlo (MCMC) analysis to a problem in missing data. The data used here are from The Atlantic Slave Trade Database (TASTD), 2010 version, available online. Of the currently known 35,000 slaving voyages, original data on the size of the cargo of captives exist for some 25 percent of voyage embarkations in Africa and for about 50 percent of arrivals in the Americas. Previous efforts to estimate the missing data… Expand

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