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n. (used with a sing. verb)
The study of history using economic models and advanced mathematical methods of data processing and analysis.

cli′o·met′ric adj.
cli′o·me·tri′cian (-mĭ-trĭsh′ən) n.


(Economics) (functioning as singular) the study of economic history using statistics and computer analysis
[C20: Clio + (econo)metrics]
ˌclioˈmetric, ˌclioˈmetrical adj
cliometrician n


(ˌkli oʊˈmɛ trɪks, ˌklaɪ oʊ-)

n. (used with a sing. v.)
the statistical study of historical data.
cli`o•met′ric, adj.
cli`o•met′ri•cal•ly, adv.
cli`o•me•tri′cian (-mɪˈtrɪʃ ən) n.


the application of mathematics, especially statistics, to the study of history. — cliometrician, n.
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This new mode of historiography offers the possibility to bridge the gap in which cliometric history has fallen, by providing formal explanations that are easily understood and can be scrutinized by neophytes in mathematics and computing.
He expresses a widely accepted assessment when he cites the "pathhreaking study" by "Chicago-based Dutch-Israeli scholar, Joel Mokyr," which "lit up the subdued Famine historiography with cliometric pyrotechnics, delivered with considerable skill" (2004, 202).
He had established himself as a leader in the Cliometric Revolution, a development that began in the late 1950s in which economic historians trained as economists largely replaced those trained as historians, at least in departments of economics where economic history continued to be offered in courses and as a field of specialization for graduate students.
Two contributions are primarily qualitative (Llorca and Miller), three are quantitative (Beatty, Escobar and Reyes) and one is a cliometric study (Badia).
The pioneering cliometric work undertaken along these lines in the 1970s by figures such as J.
India's railway past provides a fertile case for innovative, cliometric explorations of railway history.
A Quantitative History of the JEH and the Cliometric Revolution, JEHistory, 51, 1991, p.
In order to set up a test of whether or not the "Japan is different" hypothesis can explain the relatively less efficient returns obtained by Japanese non-financial capital, we adopt the standard cliometric approach of giving the benefit of the doubt to all factors tending to confirm the hypothesis, so that if the hypothesis is then rejected under these assumptions, we can assume that it does not stand.
A first survey by Clarkson described the Irish economic and social history literature between 1968 and 1980, while the second by Kennedy considered specifically the cliometric contributions produced between the early 1970s and 1982.
A cliometric analysis of the Aldo Moro kidnapping and assassination", Cliometrica 3, 2009, pp.
Given Boldizzoni's skepticism toward earlier works of Cliometric scholarship, this should be a welcome shift.