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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.
See also: History
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2011, Economics and History: Surveys in Cliometrics, Chichester, Wiley-Blackwell.
He was one of the organizers of the Cliometrics Conference between 1996 and 2008.
In 1993, Fogel and North were rewarded for their application of econometric methods to economic history, better known as cliometrics.
David had little patience for Cliometrics but could play the game.
for instance cliometrics and anthropological history.
Paper presented at the Cliometrics Society Conference.
To this end they employ a statistical technique called cliometrics (quite appropriately I was assured by a colleague well versed in it) to calculate a member's probability of leaving the IOOF for each year that he remains a member.
I thank Marcus Berliant, Dora Costa, Spencer Glendon, Hideo Konishi, Charles Leven, Douglass North, Kenneth Sokoloff, John Wallis, Thomas Weiss, and seminar participants at the Regional Science Association Meetings in Washington, DC, Cliometrics Conference at University of Toronto, Philadelphia Federal Reserve Bank, NBER Summer Institute, Tulane University, University of Chicago, and ASSA meetings in New York for helpful comments.
Paper presented at the Cliometrics Society Meeting, Toronto, Canada, May; and at the NBER Summer Institute, Cambridge, Mass.
Previous version of this paper were presented at the Application of Quantitative Methods to Canadian Economic History Conference (Vancouver, October 1992) and the Cliometrics Conference (Anaheim, January 1993).
There are many parallels - jurimetrics (numerical analysis of legal issues), biometrics ("that branch of biology which deals with its data statistically and by quantitative analysis"), dosimetrics (for measuring lethal levels or doses of radiation and the like), cliometrics ("the use of mathematical and statistical methods, and often of computers, in analyzing historical data"), and psychometrics ("the science and technique of mental measurement").
John Komlos was elected a fellow of the Cliometrics Society.