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Economics and History: Surveys in Cliometrics

Economics and History: Surveys in Cliometrics

David Greasley (Editor), Les Oxley (Editor)

ISBN: 978-1-444-34670-1 October 2011 Wiley-Blackwell 296 Pages




Economics and History presents six state-of-the-art surveys from some of the leading scholars in cliometrics. The contributions are all written at an accessible level for the non-specialist reader and consider a broad range of issues from this highly topical area.
  • Written clearly and comprehensively, allowing easy accessibility for the non-specialist reader
  • Brings together the very latest research in this highly topical subject from leading scholars
  • Contributions cover a broad range of areas within this subject
  • The latest publication in the highly successful Surveys of Recent Research in Economics Book Series
Notes on Contributors vi

1 Clio and the Economist: Making Historians Count 1
David Greasley and Les Oxley

2 Social Savings 21
Tim Leunig

3 Longitudinal Studies of Human Growth and Health: A Review of Recent Historical Research 47
Kris Inwood and Evan Roberts

4 Improving Human Development: A Long-Run View 87
Leandro Prados de la Escosura

5 A Patchwork Safety Net: A Survey of Cliometric Studies of Income Maintenance Programs in the United States in the First Half of the Twentieth Century 141
Price Fishback, Samuel Allen, Jonathan Fox and Brendan Livingston

6 The Cliometrics of International Migration: A Survey 187
Timothy J. Hatton

7 Cliometrics and Time Series Econometrics: Some Theory and Applications 217
David Greasley and Les Oxley

Index 289