We would like to encourage scholars and students to make their databases available to the community at large, especially after the conclusion of their work. Time and again a priceless archival or labour-intense work is ‘lost’ on someone’s hard-drive never to be used again. By publishing it online an author builds up his or her CV and allows for citations. Furthermore, the community can focus on using the expanding empirical base creatively rather than devoting resources to repeating the already made collection/computations.
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Author(s): Tymofii Brik
See: Description is available here.
Title: Average years of education in in the former Soviet Union area 1920-2010
Author(s): Dmitry Didenko, Péter Földvári and Bas van Leeuwen
See: Dmitry Didenko, Péter Földvári and Bas van Leeuwen, ‘The spread of human capital in the former Soviet Union area in a comparative perspective: Exploring a new dataset,’ Journal of Eurasian studies.Forthoming.
Title: Polish Industial Employment 1925-193
Author(s): Nikolaus Wolf
See: Endowments vs. market potential: What explains the relocation of industry after the Polish reunification in 1918? In: Explorations in Economic History 44 (2007)
Tables selected and transcribed by Mikołaj Malinowski from the ‘Historia Polski w Liczbach’ series: