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Title : Cliometrics

Author(s) : Claude Diebolt, Michael Haupert

Abstract : Cliometrics has been defined and summarized in numerous scholarly articles. They all pretty much start with the obvious, that cliometrics is the application of economic theory and quantitative techniques to study history; and then move on to the origin of the name, the joining of Clio (the muse of history), with metrics ("to measure," or "the art of measurement"), allegedly coined by economist Stanley Reiter while collaborating with economic historians Lance Davis and Jonathan Hughes.

Key-words : Cliometrics, Economic History, Methodology, Economics, History.

JEL Classification : A12, B41, C18, C80, E01, N01.