Definition of cliometrics in English:
plural noun[treated as singular]
A technique for the interpretation of economic history, based on the statistical analysis of large-scale numerical data from population censuses, parish registers, and similar sources.
- Moreover, the relation between cliometrics and the history of economic growth is actually more subtle than Drukker lets on.
- He has criticized most French economic historians for their insularity, both for sticking to their national history and for avoiding cliometrics.
- Different fashions became more influential for a short or sometimes longer period, for instance cliometrics and anthropological history.
1960s (originally US): from Clio, on the pattern of words such as econometrics.
- Example sentences
- Indeed, as I showed in Mokyr, there is no single cliometric explanation of the Industrial Revolution.
- When I first began to work on this project, cliometric quantifiers and mathematical modelers were the cutting-edge interpreters of slavery.
- Economic historians of the cliometric persuasion, however, will be frustrated as often as they are enlightened.
- Example sentences
- This afterword is both a nice appreciation and an interesting overview of the career of one of the original cliometricians.
- However, the questions that motivate this study are fascinating and well worth the attention of cliometricians, even if they are not the questions that we are used to asking.
- But before they could secure final victory, there emerged a research agenda that yielded a new set of weapons - new to the cliometricians anyway.
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