Large Databases in Economic History
Research Methods and Case Studies
|Series title:||Routledge Explorations in Economic History Ser.|
|Publication Date:||Oct 2013|
| Book Format:||Hardback|
|List Price:||USD $160.00|
| Book Description: |
'Big data' is now readily available to economic historians, thanks to the digitisation of primary sources, collaborative research linking different data sets, and the publication of databases on the internet. Key economic indicators, such as the consumer price index, can be tracked over long periods, and qualitative information, such as land use, can be converted to a quantitative form. In order to fully exploit these innovations it is necessary to use sophisticated statistical...