We present new improved constraints on the Hubble parameter H(z) in the redshift range 0.15 < z < 1.1, obtained from the differential spectroscopic evolution of early-type galaxies as a function of redshift. We extract a large sample of early-type galaxies (\sim11000) from several spectroscopic surveys, spanning almost 8 billion years of cosmic lookback time (0.15 < z < 1.42). We select the most massive, red elliptical galaxies, passively evolving and without signature of ongoing ...Expand abstract
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34 pages, 15 figures, 6 tables, published in JCAP. It is a companion
to Moresco et al. (2012b, http://arxiv.org/abs/1201.6658) and Jimenez et al.
(2012, http://arxiv.org/abs/1201.3608). The H(z) data can be downloaded at