The first version of the RICardo database and RICardo website was officially released in December 2017. Over the last four years, there has been sustained activity around the project, especially from March 2019 when a new grant was awarded by the Fondation Del Ducca covering the period 2019-2022. It provided the financial support needed to allow for the achievement of three objectives discussed by the RICardo committee in May 2017:1
- update the database with new primary sources;
- add a political dimension to trade data;
- improve the website with new exploratory analysis features.
- See ‘Future prospects’ in RIC_Workshop_2017_report