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Cliometrica

, Volume 12, Issue 3, pp 407–434 | Cite as

A cliometric counterfactual: what if there had been neither Fogel nor North?

  • Claude Diebolt
  • Michael Haupert
Original Paper

Abstract

1993 Nobel laureates Robert Fogel and Douglass North were pioneers in the “new” economic history, or cliometrics. Their impact on the economic history discipline is great, though not without its critics. In this essay, we use both the “old” narrative form of economic history, and the “new” cliometric form to analyze the impact each had on the evolution of economic history.

Keywords

Cliometrics Douglass north Robert fogel Outliers methodology Journal of economic history 

JEL Classification

N0 B23 B25 B31 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.CNRS, University of StrasbourgStrasbourgFrance
  2. 2.University of Wisconsin-La CrosseLa CrosseUSA

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