2011 Summer Institute

The Summer Institute

Why do we do economics the way we do? How did we get here? We have all heard the names of Adam Smith, Karl Marx, John Maynard Keynes and Friedrich Hayek, but what did they really say, think, and do?

Studying the writing of the greatest minds in economics is always rewarding, but perhaps especially so in times of economic crises. At our Summer Institute, top faculty in the field together with graduate students selected from a diverse pool of national applicants will explore various aspects of the history of economics.

The Institute is organized around two, two week modules (see program) aimed at PhD students in economics programs. The first will trace the development of the ideas of seminal thinkers in economics from the middle ages to the middle of the last century. The second will provide a focused survey of historical research on contemporary economics.

Students may sign up for either or both of the two modules. The modules are open to graduate students in economics at any stage in their studies. There is a competitive application procedure with a deadline on March 4, 2011. Successful applicants will receive a stipend of $1000 a week to cover expenses. Low cost housing options will be available.