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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.
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(Economics) (functioning as singular) the study of economic history using statistics and computer analysis
[C20: Clio + (econo)metrics]
ˌclioˈmetric, ˌclioˈmetrical adj
cliometrician n
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(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.
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the application of mathematics, especially statistics, to the study of history. — cliometrician, n.
See also: History
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In the anglophone world Braudel's call was paralleled by the development of cliometrics, a bold attempt to outfit history writing with complex mathematical tools borrowed from the field of econometrics.
Mainstream economics has struggled with genuine history, opting to try and absorb historical ideas via 'cliometrics' or the 'new economic history'.
In concluding this section, it should be mentioned that cliometrics, or the measurement of history (also called the New Economic History) is not uncontroversial (Diebolt 2012).
But even this early research was pioneering in that it helped contribute to the movement known variously as Cliometrics or the New Economic History, which involved the straightforward application of economic theory and statistical techniques to the history of development.
One of the first efforts to develop a historiography of accounting history research was that of Napier [1989] who categorized accounting history research into traditional accounting history, socio-historical approaches to studying accounting in its context, and a positive approach to accounting history research similar to cliometrics as applied to economic history [Carnegie, 2014, p.
Declining to offer a neat new framework, he calls us to new research directions--a greater appreciation of material forces, a return to quite difficult research methods (cliometrics, historical demography, and economic history)--and implicitly to the intellectual challenge of integrating cultural with deeper social and material change.
Greasley, D., 2011, Economics and History: Surveys in Cliometrics, Chichester, Wiley-Blackwell.
He was one of the organizers of the Cliometrics Conference between 1996 and 2008.
Cliometrics: a market account of a scientific community (1957-2005).
How do we ensure a useful future for Irish cliometrics? Irish Economic and Social History, XXXIX, 94-102.
Also a student of math and physics, Shows was similarly inspired by a recent cliometrics study that factored in all of the evidence from the assassination and came up with a mathematical probability that there was a likely conspiracy by rogue elements in the government with ties to the Mafia.