EURHISFIRM colleagues awarded grant to build Dutch financial history data (NEDHISFIRM)

EURHISFIRM colleagues professor Abe de Jong (Monash University and Erasmus University) and professor Joost Jonker (University of Amsterdam/IISG) have been awarded a Call Digital Infrastructure SSH grant launched by the Platform Digital Infrastructure SSH ( The project, called NEDHISFIRM and led by professor Herman de Jong (Univ. of Groningen), will collect Dutch corporate and stock exchange data (1796-1980) and conduct related research activities.


The grant significantly supports the expansion of the national datasets that EURHISFIRM creates within the European research infrastructure.


According to professor Herman de Jong, “NEDHISFIRM fills the rapidly growing demand for digital corporate information from economists and economic historians. The database can be used by academics for teaching material and research, but is also interesting for financial and business journalists, as well as other economic data providers such as Datastream, Orbis, or the GF Database” (source:


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