Attendance to the workshop May 23rd

We had a great day on May 23rd discussing early trade statistics in Europe in general (with a focus on the Sound). Here is the list of people who were here :

Aubourg, Alexandre (SciencesPo)
Beaubau, Patrice (Paris-10)
Charles, Loïc (INED-Paris-8)
Daudin, Guillaume (Dauphine-OFCE)
Dedinger, Béatrice (SciencesPo)
Escaith, Hubert (OMC)
Fouquin, Michel (CEPII)
Sanchez Romero, Gabriela (SciencesPo)
Girard, Paul (SciencesPo)
Hugot, Jules (SciencesPo)
Jimenez-Garcia, Blanca (Dauphine)
Karvonen, Lauri (Jyvaskyla)
Konate, Demba (Paris-8)
Ledezma, Ivan (Dauphine)
Marzagalli, Silvia (Nice)
Moreira, Cristina (Minho)
Mouriaux, François (Banque de France)
Moutou, Laura (Paris-8)
Ogren, Anders (Lund)
Onfroy, Karine (Bordeaux)
Pfister, Ulrich (Münster)
Pourchasse, Pierrick (Brest)
Salvemini, Biagio (Bari)
Scheltjens, Werner (Leipzig)
van der Vliet, Jeroen (Riksmuseum, Amsterdam)

Laura Moutou

Bienvenu à Laura Moutou, qui nous a rejoint au mois de mai et restera dans le projet jusqu’à la fin du mois de juillet.

Laura Moutou est actuellement en première année de Master Economie des Institutions Territoriales et Financières, option Management des Projets Publics et Privés à l’université de Paris 8 Vincennes Saint-Denis. En 2013, elle a obtenu une licence Administration Economique et Sociale (spécialité Administration et Gestion des Entreprises) au sein de cette même université.

Elle a intégré le projet ANR TOFLIT 18 au mois de mai dans le cadre d’un stage professionnel d’une durée de trois mois. Sa tâche principale consiste à retranscrire les documents de la balance commerciale de la Direction de la Rochelle, qui contiennent les flux de marchandises de cette région entre 1718 et 1780.

Mademoiselle Moutou est également chargée d’assister le coordinateur INED, Loïc Charles, dans la supervision des travaux de retranscription effectués par les prestataires (SMSI et Thasectra). De manière plus générale, elle participe également à l’ensemble des activités liées au projet (réunion de travail, journées d’études) pendant son stage. Elle est également chargée de tâches administratives de soutien du projet.

Selon, Mademoiselle Moutou, « Ce stage est une réelle opportunité de découvrir le service public et ses exigences professionnelles. Il me donne la possibilité de me familiariser avec son univers, mais aussi de m’apporter une vision nouvelle de son activité. Par ailleurs, il me permet de conjuguer mon intérêt sur le fonctionnement d’une structure publique à caractère Scientifique et Technologique (EPST) et de participer de façon active à l’avancement d’un projet stimulant financé par l’Agence Nationale de la Recherche. Ce stage est en adéquation avec mes objectifs de carrière car, en effet, la fonction publique, notamment dans une institution liée à la recherche, fait partie des trajectoires professionnelles que j’envisage de poursuivre à la fin de mes études. »

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Early (18th century – early 19th century) trade country questionnaires.

Here is an update on the early (18th century – early 19th century) trade country questionnaires.

We are now up to a 24-country coverage. I have given up Switzerland as a lost cause, and could not find someone yet for the Venice and the Papal States.

The following ones have been done and sent :

Belgique Ann Coenen
Milan Giovanna Tonelli
Navigocorpus Silvia Marzagali
Portugal Cristina Moreira
UK David Jacks

And I am still waiting for the final version of the following ones :

Allemagne – États territoriaux Béatrice Dedinger
Autriche Klemens Kaps
Ecosse Robinsson
Espagne Javier Cuenca
France Loïc Charles et Guillaume Daudin
Gênes Piccinno, Luisa
Hollande Werner Scheltjens
Ireland Patrick Walsh
Naples Daniella Ciccolella
Norvège Ragnhild Hutchison
Ottoman Empire Mehmet Bulut
Pologne Szymon Kazusek
Allemagne – Ports (Hambourg, etc.) Klaus Weber
Russie Werner Scheltjens
South America Alejandra Irigoin
Suède Anders Ögren
Sund Werner Scheltjens
US Javier Cuenca
Toscane Mathieu Grenet

May 23rd meeting

Workshop

Early trade statistics: What are they and why do we care

May 23rd 2014

Ground floor room
OFCE 69 Quai d’Orsay
75007 Paris

The development of economic expertise and the growing availability of economic statistics go hand in hand. That has been the case from the late 17th century, when a number of innovators in economic thought were also political arithmeticians. As such, shortcutting the understanding of the production of economic statistics can only lead to bad expertise. This workshop will examine the production of part of the earliest available macroeconomic statistics: those dealing with trade.

This study is especially interesting in the 18th century because continental Europe went through a growing integration phase before the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars. While Great-Britain was retreating from continental markets for the benefit of overseas ones (despite he 1786 trade treaty with France), free trade was making progress on the continent, supported by a wave of free trade treaties in the 1780s. This was followed by the closing up of European national economies during and after the wars. What was the relation between the two phenomena? Considering that what is usually called the “First” globalization of the 19th century floundered after World War I, is there some kind of regularities that should be taken into account when we examine the consequences of our current globalization? What are the available data? How can we work with them? What do they teach us about the economic evolutions in this pre-statistic age?

Program

Ground floor room OFCE 69 Quai d’Orsay 75007 Paris

9.30-9.45 Welcome word by the OFCE president

9.45-10.00 Presenting TOFLIT18 and the program

10.00-10.45 Loïc Charles (University of Paris-8/INED): Sources and pitfall in early trade statistics (summarizing the questionnaires)

Charles – Questionnaires_synth – 2014

10.45-11.00 Coffee break

11.00-11.45 Ulrich Pfister (University of Münster), Import trade in Hamburg, 1733-1798

Pfister – Hamburg 18c trade statistics, Paris OFCE 2014-05-23

11.45-12.30 Werner Scheltjens (University of Leipzig), French imports and exports from the Baltic 1670-1850: a quantitative analysis.

SCHELTJENS French imports to the Baltic, 1670-1850

12.30-2.15 Lunch

2.15-3.00 Cristina Moreira (University of Minho), Jari Eloranta (Appalachian State University and University of Jyväskylä), Jari Ojala (University of Jyväskylä) and Lauri Karvonen (Åbo Akademi University), Methodological Issues in Comparing Trade Flows between Portugal
and Scandinavia: Lessons from the Soundtoll Records

MCM_JE_JO_LK – Trade Flows between Portugal and Scandinavia – 2014

3.00-3.45 Jeroen van der Vliet (Rijksmuseum Amsterdam), Linking Amsterdam
and Sound data sources

van der Vliet – Amsterdam and Sound – 2014

3.45-4.00 Coffee break

4.00-4.45 Guillaume Daudin (University of Paris-Dauphine/OFCE), Linking French and Sound data sources

Daudin – France and Sound – 2014

4.45-5.30 Hubert Escaith (WTO), Comparing past and current issues in trade statistics

This event is open to all. To register, please send an email before May 21st 2014 at: valerie.richard@sciencespo.fr . It is funded both by OFCE and the ANR TOFLIT18 (http://toflit18.hypotheses.org/)

Scientific committee:

Guillaume Daudin (guillaume.daudin@dauphine.fr).

Loïc Charles (charles@ined.fr).

Communication:

Sylvie Legolvan (sylvie.legolvan@sciencespo.fr – 01 44 18 54 07)

Inscriptions & informations:

Valérie Richard (valerie.richard@sciencespo.fr – 01 44 18 54 23)

Meeting 10/04/2014

Present : Loïc Charles, Guillaume Daudin, Paul Girard, Guillaume Plique

1) We still have not found a solution for a shared backed up storage space. We are still looking.

2) OpenRefine confirms it is very useful for the project (see http://www.amazon.fr/Using-OpenRefine-Ruben-Verborgh/dp/1783289082).

3) Loïc discusses the data he has found in Rouen. It is a very good quality — and includes some Caen numbers. He suggests we should leave Dardel’s notes and use the existing original data either.

4) We are expecting answers to the “Apple d’offre” on April 22nd

5) Loïc is going to Marseille soon. Only Bayonne and the colonies would be left.

6) Next step for the Médialab: work with the description scheme of the data.

7) Interns: Demba Konaké has already started (and will stay till July 31st). Laura Moutou will work from May 1st to July 31st. Alexandre Aubourg from May 26th to August 31st. We will add their presentations to the website.

8) We discuss how to track expenses regularly (ask for an “état des dépenses engagées / soldées” every three months

9) Next meeting : May 22nd at 9.30am

 

Demba Konate

Bienvenu à Demba Konaté, qui nous a rejoint depuis le 1er avril et restera dans le projet jusqu’à la fin du mois de juillet.

Il est étudiant à l’université Paris 8 Vincennes Saint-Denis. Il est actuellement inscrit dans le Master 1er année de Management de Projet Public Privée. Il a auparavant obtenu un diplôme de licence d’administration économique et social (spécialité développement du territoire) en 2013 dans la même université.
Son travail pour le projet ANR TOFLIT 18 est réalisé dans le cadre de son stage professionnel de Master 1. M. Konaté est associé à l’équipe TOFLIT 18 du 1er avril 2014 au 31 juillet, fin de son stage. Durant cette période, il aura pour tâche principale la saisie des documents de la balance commerciale de la Direction de la Rochelle. Au-delà de ce travail de retranscription, M. Konaté sera également chargé d’assister le coordinateur INED, Loïc Charles, dans la supervision des travaux de saisie effectués par les prestataires (SMSI et Thasectra). De manière plus générale, il participe également à l’ensemble des activités liées au projet (réunion de travail, journées d’études) pendant son stage. Il est également chargé de tâches administratives de soutien du projet.
« Je pense que ce stage m’offre l’opportunité de découvrir le fonctionnement d’un Établissement Public à caractère Scientifique et Technologique et de participer pleinement à un projet scientifique financé par l’Agence Nationale de la Recherche. Cette opportunité est intéressante pour moi dans la définition de mon projet professionnel. En effet, une carrière dans la fonction publique fait partie des possibilités principales que j’envisage actuellement. Ainsi, ce stage qui me permet de découvrir le monde de la recherche et de l’enseignement supérieur, univers que je trouve fascinant, contribuera activement à ma réflexion personnelle. »

Présentation Demba Konaté CV_Demba-KONATE_Stage

 

Appel d’offre retranscriptions

L’INED vient de rendre public pour le projet TOFLIT18 un appel d’offre pour effectuer les retranscriptions.

La publicité vient d’être lancée sur le BOAMP n° 14-45773.

Le DCE est visible sur la plateforme PLACE au lien suivant : https://www.marches-publics.gouv.fr/?page=entreprise.EntrepriseHome.

La remise des offres est prévue le 11 avril à 12 h.

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Meeting 06/03/2014

Points discussed :

Present : Loïc Charles, Guillaume Daudin, Béatrice Dedinger, Paul Girard et Guillaume Plique

1) Guillaume Plique introduces himself.

2) RICARDO. The “development” week will be from April 22 to April 25.

3) RICARDO. Hosting throug the new CHSP website.

4) Retranscription. We failed to find a service provider for administrative reasons. We will try again.

4bis) Internship news

5) Cloud storage space. The DSI solution does not seem possible. We will try OVH.

6) Task management. Trello seems a fine program
Trello.

7) 23 May meeting and special issue.
20 questionnaires have been promised. We hope to have 9 more.
We have already three papers for the meeting, we hope for two more.

8) Data presentation and OpenRefine

Meeting January 30th 2014

Present : Loïc Charles, Guillaume Daudin, Béatrice Dedinger, Paul Girard

Points discussed :

– RICARDO advancement.
— The developer should be able to work on the database at the end of March.
— Kareen has done the 2nd cleaning up. She is now working on graphs. She is not sure to finish it by Easter.
— Discussion on entity agregation
— Hosting. Talks are still going on. Ideally, it should be done by the CHSP.

– TOFLIT18 database development. Someone has been found, who we will meet on next meeting.

– TOFLIT18 retranscription. We should have service provider propositions by mid-February

– TOFLIT18 data backup. We are still in discussion with the DSI

– Tools to share tasks.

– May 23rd conference

Next meeting : March 6th at 16.15

Task 5: Management and coordination

In charge: L. Charles and G. Daudin

Twice a year project meetings

Two internal workshops per year will be occasion to bring the team together and discuss problems and issues faced or envisaged during the project.

Our management of the project will give a large role to collective discussion and consensual decisions. For a large part, management will be tasked-based: we rely on each task leader to organize the work of his team. However, G. Daudin will implicate himself directly in most tasks and will maintain a constant communication between members of the consortium. In addition to this, we have scheduled regular general meetings in which members of TOFLIT18 will share the developments of their research.

Task 4: Going public

Aim: release the integrated database to the public

In charge: Béatrice Dedinger

Deliverable:    Integrated public datascape in the first semester of 2017

Result conference in the second semester of 2017

Long-term storage ready database at the end of 2017

We want to create a public datascape that will be a simplified version of the private one and will not include intellectual property from other projects. That should be done during the first semester of 2017. This public datascape will enable academic and a larger public to have access to visualization of significant aspects of the project and enable researchers to use the data and tools developed by the TOFLIT18 team.

To increase the publicity, we will also organize a “result” conference in the second semester of 2017, along with the publication of a book presenting the data. Most of the scientific production of the project, however, is destined to publication in peer-reviewed publications

Finally, we will prepare delivery to a long-term archive institution (e.g. TGE Adonis).

Task 3 : Interpretative program

Aim: To increase our knowledge of European trade and the European economy

In charge: Guillaume Daudin

Deliverables: Papers from the end of 2014 to the end of the project

The datascape built in task 1 and 2 will be used by the researchers to explore the database created during the project.

All the members of TOFLIT18 are committed to standard of high scientific quality of their output and to ensure optimal dissemination of their works. In order to achieve this aim, English will be the privileged working language for the papers/texts produced by our team and we will target the most visible journals. Besides the obvious generalist top journals and economics, we will target more specifically the Journal of Economic History Economic History Review, European Review of Economic History, Journal of Economic Growth, Journal of International Trade (Economics) and Annales Histoire Sciences Sociales, Journal of Global History, Past and Present (History).

Transformations of the french economy through the lens of international trade, 1716-1821

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