Published December 20, 2017 | Version 2017.12
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RICardo dataset 2017.12

  • 1. Sciences Po Centre d'Histoire
  • 2. Sciences Po médialab


This is the first public release of the RICardo dataset under the licence odbl v1.0. This dataset is precisely described un der the data package format.

This release includes 368,871 bilateral or total trade flows from 1787 to 1938 for 373 reporting entities. It also contains python scripts used to compile and filter the flows to fuel our exploratory data analysis online tool.



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  • Dedinger, Béatrice, et Paul Girard. 2017. « Exploring trade globalization in the long run: The RICardo project ». Historical Methods: A Journal of Quantitative and Interdisciplinary History 50 (1): 30‑48. doi:10.1080/01615440.2016.1220269.