Thursday, January 17, 2008

Brazilian 1872 and 1890 Censuses

They are now available on-line. Many thanks to Prof Puntoni and to the CEBRAP's team.
(HT Eustáquio Reis)

Monday, January 14, 2008

Two links

The Brazilian Journal História e Economia has just released a new number. (Some papers are available in English).

IPEADATA - the main economic data repository in Brazil- has new looks and datasets. Many thanks to Eustáquio Reis and his team.

Friday, January 4, 2008

Best economics paper of 1958

Which paper/book should we celebrate its 50th year? Obviously, my vote goes to the paper that started the cliometric revolution:
The Economics of Slavery in the Ante Bellum South
Alfred H. Conrad, John R. Meyer
The Journal of Political Economy, Vol. 66, No. 2 (Apr., 1958), pp. 95-130
Is there any other contestant?