chapter  2
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Data and Methods

O f course the fundamental problem was t o find suitable data, and our statistical exercises rest upon years of painstaking work , by Deane, Cole and Mitchell for England and Marczewski, Toutain and Marko­ vitch for France, devoted to the construction of national accounts for both countries. 1 Without their research, quantitative economic history and cross-country comparisons of the kind attempted here would be impossible.