Wikidata visualisations for economics
Martin Poulter, The Economics Network
Published November 2016, updated March 2017
These visualisations are generated using the Wikidata Query Service. Wikidata holds many facts and figures about notable people and events (i.e. those that have a Wikipedia article). As more facts are added to Wikidata, these maps will become richer.
Each link runs a live query on a database that has tens of millions of items. Hence, the maps may take several seconds to appear in your browser.
To get these data as a table: click the "data table" link, click "Run" on the resulting page to create the table, then the Download button, on the right of the page, will let you choose a file format (such as Comma Separated Variable).
Update: the German National Library of Economics have published a blog post about combining Wikidata with other sources of information about economists, and give some examples of queries.