Historical statistics
8.123.102 Values
432.787 Time series

Historical Time Series

Welcome to the online-database histat. The database has been offered via GESIS since 2004. A substantial revision has been made in 2012. The number of database calls has been more than doubled within the last two years. This year (in 2012) we will attain more than 3.000 registered users. In the meantime, the database encloses a quarter of a million time series, 359 studies, and more than five million values.


Kindly cite the sources of the used data and the respective publication of the downloaded studies in your own publication according to the scientific conventions. Recommendations regarding the citation of historical data can be found under the topic "Bibliographic citation of research data and study related documents".

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What others say about histat

"A really good and important project."

Prof. Dr. Martin Schulze Wessel
Chairman des Verbandes der Historiker und Historikerinnen Deutschlands

"An indispensable data-repository for German economic and social history."

Prof. Dr. Jörg Baten
General Secretary der International Economic History Association

"It is most certainly not possible to make it more comfortable."

Dr. Oliver Volckart
London School of Economics

"It's great that GESIS collects this data and provides it to researchers."

Robin Winkler
DPhil candidate in Economic History, Oxford University

Further cooperating Partners

  • Prof. Dr. Volker Müller-Benedict
    Lehrstuhl für Methodenlehre
    Universität Flensburg
  • Prof. Dr. Carsten Burhop
    Seminar für Wirtschafts- und Unternehmensgeschichte
    Universität zu Köln
  • Prof. Dr. Claude Diebolt
    BETA/CNRS (UMR 7522)
    Université de Strasbourg



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