NA/89 Data constructors and data users can co-operate: an illustrative case study

Jacobs, Jan, Jan-Egbert Sturm and Peter Groote (1999).This paper illustrates the benefits of communication and co-operation between data using macroeconomists and data constructing historians by describing a joint research project on the effects of infrastructure investments on the economy in the Netherlands in the second half of the nineteenth century. The case study shows that co-operation can be fruitful and may lead to new insights for both groups.