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Smith and Marx Walk into a Bar: A History of Economics Podcast

Smith and Marx Walk into a Bar - Episode Three: Kevin Hoover

Former Center Fellows Scott Scheall, Carlos Eduardo Suprinyak, and Gerardo Serra interviewed Kevin Hoover, Professor of Economics and Philosophy at Duke University. The discussion covered an array of topics, including the current state of macroeconomics, the need for a degree of pluralism in economic science, the relationship between Hoover's work in economics and philosophy, the economics of the original pragmatist philosopher, Charles Sanders Peirce, and the tolerant attitude typically embraced by the international community of historians of economics.

The podcast​ Smith and Marx Walk into a Bar: A History of Economics Podcast is available here: http://hetpodcast.libsyn.com.

Former Fellows interview Director at INET

Former Fellows interview Director at INET

Former Center Fellows Reinhard Schumacher and Juan Acosta interviewed Bruce Caldwell, director of the Center for the History of Political Economy (HOPE Center) at Duke University. The interview took place at the Institute for New Economic Thinking conference in Edinburgh in October, 2017. The podcast is the 4th in the "Ceteris Non Paribus" series. 

In the interview they first discuss the history of the Center, its activities, and the Economists’ Papers Archive, a collection of papers of notable economists held at Duke’s Rubenstein Library. They then talk about Bruce’s work as the general editor of the Collected Works of F. A. Hayek and the biography of Hayek he is co-authoring with Hansjörg Klausinger.

To hear podcast click here.

See website for more info and to listen to the episode: www.ceterisnonparibus.net

2017-18 HOPE Center Fellows Selected

2017-18 HOPE Center Fellows Selected

Congratulations to the 2017-2018 HOPE Center Fellows

Hugo Chu - University of Sao Paulo

Rebeca Betancourt - University of Lyon

Janek Wasserman- University of Alabama

Aditya Balasubramanian - University of Cambridge

Margarita Fajardo - Sarah Lawrence College

Dorian Jullian - University of Nice Sophia Antipolis

Jonathan F. Cogliano- Dickinson College

Antonella Rancan - University of Molise

Mischa Suter - University of Basel

Romain Plassard - University of Lille

Alexandra Hyard - University of Lille 1

Carlos Eduardo Suprinyak - Federal University of Minas Gerais

Gonçalo Fonseca - INET

Yuichi Kimura - Nihon University

Vera Gurtovaya - University of Milan

2016 HES Conference Held at Duke University, June 17-20

2016 HES Conference Held at Duke University, June 17-20

The 2016 conference of the History of Economics Society was held on the campus of Duke University on June 17-20.

The conference was organized by Mauro Boianovsky of the University of Brasilia. Mauro spent the academic year at Duke as a Fellow of the HOPE Center.

Gabriel Oliva Wins Warren Samuels Prize

Gabriel Oliva Wins Warren Samuels Prize

Gabriel Oliva, a 2015-16 HOPE Center fellow, has been awarded the first annual Warren Samuels Prize for Interdisciplinary Research in the History of Economic Thought and Methodology. The prize, which was awared by the editorial team of Research in the History of Economic Thought and Methodology (RHETM), is for Gabriel's outstanding paper, “The Road to Servomechanisms: The Influence of Cybernetics on Hayek from The Sensory Order to the Social Order.” The paper will be featured in a symposium on Austrian economics in the post-WWII era that will appear in volume 34 of RHETM, to be published by June. 

The HOPE Center congratulates Gabriel on winning this well-deserved award.

For more on Gabriel, please see his HOPE Center profile.

Kevin D. Hoover, Editor of HOPE, Wins Best-Article Prize

Kevin D. Hoover, Editor of HOPE, Wins Best-Article Prize

Kevin D. Hoover, the editor of History of Political Economy and a HOPE Center affiliate, has won this year's best-article prize awarded by the History of Economics Society.

The prize, which was presented at the 2015 meetings of the HES in June, was for his article titled "On the Reception of Haavelmo's Econometric Thought," published in the March 2014 issue of the Journal of the History of Economic Thought.

Kevin's article traces, using bibliometric and other tools, the reception of Haavelmo's econometric thought, in particular his landmark article "The Probability Approach in Econometrics" (1944), and tries to understand the reasons behind the continuing dispute over Haavelmo's legacy.

The HOPE Center congratulates Kevin for winning this distinguished award!

Bruce Caldwell Delivers Keynote Address on Hayek at Library & Archives Workshop on Political Economy

Bruce Caldwell Delivers Keynote Address on Hayek at Library & Archives Workshop on Political Economy

Bruce Caldwell, the director of the HOPE Center, delivered the keynote address at the second annual Hoover Institution Library & Archives Workshop on Political Economy, held on June 24, 2015.

In his address, Bruce discussed the life of Friedrich Hayek and the major themes in his work. He also talked about visiting the Hoover archives for the first time almost twenty-five years ago--an event that "transformed" his life.

For more on Bruce's address, please visit the Hoover Institution website.

Francesco Di Iorio's New Book Explores a Variant of Methodological Individualism

Francesco Di Iorio's New Book Explores a Variant of Methodological Individualism

Francesco Di Iorio, a 2012-13 fellow of the HOPE Center, has published a new book that explores a variant of methodological individualism, which explains social realities in terms of the individuals who make up society.

The book, which is titled Cognitive Autonomy and Methodological Individualism: The Interpretative Foundations of Social Life, begins with Hayek’s reflections on the mind as it considers action from the standpoint of "non-atomistic" methodological individualism, which, according to the publisher's webpage, "explains society in terms of complex emergent structures that unintentionally result from human actions, and that in turn influence those actions."

Francesco revised large sections of the book during his HOPE Center fellowship.

The book is published by Springer and can be ordered from the publisher.

For more on Francesco, please see the profile written about him during his HOPE Center fellowship.

 

Sonia Manseri, a 2014-15 HOPE Center Fellow, Wins PhD Scholarship

Sonia Manseri, a 2014-15 HOPE Center Fellow, Wins PhD Scholarship

Sonia Manseri, a 2014-15 HOPE Center Fellow whose research is on the history of growth models, has won a scholarship that will fund the first three years of her PhD studies.

The scholarship is awarded to "normaliens," students who have the status of civil servant at the Ecole normale supérieure de Cachan. Candidates for the scholarship are judged by a commission of professionals in a highly selective process. The scholarship funds come from the Minister of Research through the Doctoral School of Paris 1.

Sonia will be affiliated with the PHARE laboratory and, as such, will pursue her PhD research under the supervision of Michaël Assous, who was a HOPE Center Fellow in 2013-14.

Her proejct is titled "An American Tradition of Growth Economic Analysis: From the Theory of the 1930s and 1940s to the Political Economy of the 1960s."

For more on Sonia, please see the recent profile of her that appeared on the HOPE Center website.

The March 2015 Issue of HOPE Features Articles on Alfred Kahn and Maffeo Pantaleoni, Among Others

The March 2015 Issue of HOPE Features Articles on Alfred Kahn and Maffeo Pantaleoni, Among Others

The March 2015 issue of History of Political Economy is now out. For the table of contents and abstracts, please visit this page on the HOPE Center website.

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