Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. History

  3. Human Capital

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 53-53
    2. Claudia Goldin
      Pages 55-86
    3. Robert A. Margo
      Pages 87-111
    4. Franziska Tollnek, Joerg Baten
      Pages 131-154
    5. Jacob Weisdorf
      Pages 155-174
  4. Growth

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 175-175
    2. Claude Diebolt, Faustine Perrin
      Pages 177-195
    3. James Foreman-Peck
      Pages 237-261
    4. Emanuele Felice
      Pages 263-293
    5. Markus Lampe, Paul Sharp
      Pages 295-330
  5. Finance

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 331-331
    2. Larry Neal
      Pages 333-352
    3. John A. James
      Pages 353-373

About this book


The Handbook of Cliometrics is a milestone in the field of historical economics and econometric history through its emphasis on the concrete contribution of cliometrics to our knowledge in economics and history. The articles in the handbook authored by the leading scholars in the fields, stress the usefulness of cliometrics for economists, historians and social scientists in general. The Handbook offers a comprehensive coverage of topics with each article providing an overview of the contributions of cliometrics to a particular topic. The Handbook sets a new standard of quality in the field by offering a world-wide forum of discussion in cliometrics.


Cliometrics Econometric History Economic History Historical Economics

Editors and affiliations

  • Claude Diebolt
    • 1
  • Michael Haupert
    • 2
  1. 1.BETA/CNRSUniversity of Strasbourg, Institute for Advanced StudyStrasbourgFrance
  2. 2.University of Wisconsin - La CrosseLa CrosseUSA

About the editors

Claude Diebolt is CNRS Research Professor of Economics (esp. cliometrics) at the University of Strasbourg. He is Founding President of the Association Française de Cliométrie, Founding Managing Editor of the journal Cliometrica (Springer) member of the Board of Trustees of the Cliometric Society and of the Governing Board of the Association Française de Science Economique. Since January 2013, Claude Diebolt is Fellow of the University of Strasbourg Institute for Advanced Study (USIAS).

Mike Haupert is Professor of Economics at the University of Wisconsin – La Crosse. He is the Executive Director of the Cliometric Society, having previously served as the editor of the society’s newsletter for eight years. He is also a member of the Association Française de Cliometrie. His interest in cliometrics began when he was a graduate student at Washington University in the 1980s, studying under Douglass North and John Nye.

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“The editors are to be commended for taking on such a challenging yet important assignment and for recruiting such a strong set of contributors. The resultant volume contains worthwhile contributions that readers from a range of disciplines and varying degrees of commitment to cliometrics will want to consult.” (David Mitch,, July, 2016)