Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Cliometrics in Colombia (and in Brazil)

La Cliometria en Colombia: Una Revolución Interrumpida ia a very interesting this paper by Adolfo Meisel.
I think that a paper about Brazilian Cliometrics would have the same title. By the way, is is intriguing that brilliant researchers like Gustavo Franco, Delfim Netto, Pedro Carvalho de Mello, Claudio Haddad, among others, gave up economic history to pursue other objectives. (The obvious -and legitimate- reason is money, but then we would have to ask why did they choose Economic history in first place).