iPEHD - The ifo Prussian Economic History Database

Sascha O. Becker, Francesco Cinnirella, Erik Hornung, Ludger Woessmann

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This article describes the ifo Prussian Economic History Database (iPEHD), a public use county-level database covering a rich collection of variables for nineteenth-century Prussia. The Royal Prussian Statistical Office collected these data in several censuses over the years 1816-1901. These data provide a unique source for micro-regional empirical research in economic history, enabling analyses of education, religion, fertility, industrialization, and many others. The service of iPEHD is to provide the data in a digitized and structured way. © 2014

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)57-66
Number of pages10
JournalHistorical Methods
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 3 Apr 2014
Externally publishedYes


  • County
  • Database
  • Economic history
  • Nineteenth century
  • Prussia

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