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.
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, 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.
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.
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."
Reinhard Schumacher, 2014-15 HOPE Center Fellow, Wins Young Scholar Award
Reinhard Schumacher, a 2014-15 HOPE Center Fellow, has won one of the Young Scholar awards from the European Society for the History of Economic Thought (ESHET). He will present his paper titled "Adam Smith and International Division of Labour: A History of Misunderstandings" at the Young Scholars Seminar at the ESHET conference this May in Rome.