Cliometrics: A Market Account of a Scientific Community (1957-2006)

This paper aims at assessing the main contributions of cliometrics toward the global and disciplinary integration of social sciences. Through an analogy of a pseudo-market of knowledge it develops an analysis of pressures and responses that cliometricians have faced insofar as an enterprise whose go...

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Autor Principal: Rojas Rivera, Angela Milena
Formato: Artículo (Article)
Lenguaje:Desconocido (Unknown)
Publicado: Lecturas de Economía, Universidad de Antioquia, No. 66, 2007. http://aprendeenlinea.udea.edu.co/revistas/index.php/lecturasdeeconomia/article/view/2600 2007
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Acceso en línea:http://babel.banrepcultural.org/cdm/ref/collection/p17054coll23/id/1071
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Sumario:This paper aims at assessing the main contributions of cliometrics toward the global and disciplinary integration of social sciences. Through an analogy of a pseudo-market of knowledge it develops an analysis of pressures and responses that cliometricians have faced insofar as an enterprise whose goal is to provide answers to certain questions that society asks. Based on a general appraisal of cliometric-like products, it is found that this U.S. scientific community revolutionized the practice of economic history and gained terrain before the competing traditional history. Subsequently, cliometricians spread their innovations internationally but got through internal divisions which ultimately have enriched their practices and prompted them to cooperate with other scientific communities.