To access the Data Repository, you can press the link below:


  • The database relies on the operation of three dropdown lists.

  • The first allows the selection of a database. As of December 2020, I have only uploaded data for the first database, and thus the list remains locked. 

  • The second dropdown list shows the chapter/section of the database. I have added this widget to order the graphs conveniently. Please be aware that there are sections that contain no graphs.

  • The graph list reconstructs a figure from the database and shows both a projection of the data and the table.

News and acknowledgments:

  • As of December 2020, the database contains the results of my Ph.D. thesis titled Building an Empire in the New World. Taxes and Fiscal Policy in Hispanic America during the Seventeenth Century. I will add more data in the following months.

  • For the most part, the data used in the repository has been already published and/or is publicly available. Feel free to download it and use it for your own research.

  • The data I have collected for the database relies heavily on Herbert Klein and John J. TePaske's research. Please visit this page to know more about their work and download the original data series: Cajas de la Real Hacienda Americana. Also, Herbert Klein's Academia Page is an excellent source of information.

  • The main database has been programmed in MySQL, and the interface is provided by an app programmed in Python with Dash - Plotly. It is currently operating on an ubuntu virtual machine from AWS EC-2.

  • If you find an error, please contact me at my This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..