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Network Analysis of Economic History Reveals Greg Clark and Peter Lindert as Highly Influential

Vox recently published an article summarizing the findings of a network analysis conducted with approximately 325 scholars in economic history.  Using details from articles published since 1980 in the eight main journals in economic history, the analysis reviews the development of the discipline with a network analysis that maps out disciplinary silos in authorship, citations and areas of inquiry.

Distinguished Professor Peter Lindert and Professor Gregory Clark were both pointed as well-positioned and influential in the network.

"Judging by bubble size and position, the most important economic historian in the network is Jeffrey Williamson, who is known for showing that globalisation began in the early 19th century and not before (during the time of Columbus) and for exploring income distribution in the US since 1650. He is followed by Robert Allen, whose ‘high wage economy’ thesis alleged that England industrialised first; (...) and Peter Lindert, who explored the causes and effects of modern fiscal redistribution and the interaction between social spending and economic growth. From a list including 325 scholars, other well-positioned economic historians in the network are Gregory Clark, Jan Luiten van Zanden, Sara Horrell, Stephen Broadberry, Joerg Baten, Jane Humphries, Knick Harley, John Komlos, Robert Margo, Cormac Ó Gráda, David Jacks, John Turner, Kevin O’Rourke, Deborah Oxley, Price Fishback and Hans-Joachim Voth."

For full article: https://voxeu.org/article/network-analysis-economic-history