Dataset 1 gives the annual means of interest rates organized by annuity-selling market and year. Rates are divided into heritable annuities, life annuities and a combined series in which rates on life annuities have been converted into means comparable with those of heritable annuities in years when rates on heritable annuities are not available.
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|Authors||Huang, Angela and Chilosi, David and Sapoznik, Alexandra|
|Geographic Area (controlled)||Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Switzerland|
|Geographic Area (free)||Holy Roman Empire, Low Countries|
|Temporal Coverage (controlled)||1240-01-01 to 1809-12-31|
|Temporal Coverage (free)||14th-18th century (main data)|
|Number of Units||5740|
|Sampled Universe||annuities sold by urban authorities across the Holy Roman Empire and Italy|
|Number of Variables|
|Last updated||March 25, 2019|
|Created||March 25, 2019|