Program

Duke Summer Institute 2012
The Emergence of Modern Economics
June 10 – 22, 2012
 
  
Below you will find the schedule for the Duke Summer Institute. There are 2 sessions a day, Monday through Thursday, and one morning session on Friday. Sessions are scheduled for two hours; there will be a short break (5-10 minutes) half way through each session.

The readings for each session may be found at the "Detailed Program PDF" link directly below. There are about 50 pages of required readings for each session. The list of supplementary readings are not required but designed to allow you to explore the topics that interest you in more depth.

Detailed Program PDF
 
Sunday, June 10 
 
2 – 6 p.m. Participants arrive and register at  Dormitory on West Campus

 6:30   Welcome Barbecue, Center for the History of Political Economy, Social Science Suite 07
 
 
 
Monday, June 11

 9:30 – 11:30 Session 1 – Introductions and Time Line – Bruce Caldwell and Marcel Boumans
 
 2:00 – 4:00 Session 2 – The Austrian School and Its Opponents – Bruce Caldwell (handout: chronology of the Austrian School)
 
7:05   Durham Bulls versus Toledo Mud Hens, Durham Bulls Stadium – complimentary tickets
 
 
Tuesday, June 12

 9:30 – 11:30 Session 3 – American Institutionalism in the Interwar Period: An Overview – Malcolm Rutherford
 
 2:00 – 4:00 Session 4 – Early Metrics – Marcel Boumans (PowerPoint slides)

Wednesday, June 13
 
 9:30 – 11:30 Session 5 –  American Institutionalism: Walton Hamilton and Creative Problem Solving – Malcolm Rutherford
 
 2:00 – 4:00 Session 6 – Robbins, Friedman, and Economic Methodology – Wade Hands (PowerPoint slides)
 
 
Thursday, June 14

9:30 – 11:30 Session 7 – Interwar Metrics – Marcel Boumans (PowerPoint slides)
 
2:00 – 4:00 Session 8 –  Interwar Demand and Consumer Choice Theory:  The Ordinal Revolution and Revealed Preference – Wade Hands (PowerPoint slides)

 
Friday, June 15

 9:30 – 11:30 Session 9 – Philosophy of Science and Economics: Positivism, Popper, and After  – Wade Hands (PowerPoint slides)

 
Monday, June 18

 9:30 – 11:30 Session 10 – The Interwar Period and the Austrians – Bruce Caldwell (handout)

 2:00 – 4:00 Session 11 – Game Theory 1: Oskar Morgenstern and Interwar Vienna– Rob Leonard

 
Tuesday, June 19
 
 9:30 – 11:30 Session 12 – Before Modern Macroeconomics – Kevin Hoover (PowerPoint slides)

 2:00 – 4:00 Session 13 –  Roy Weintraub and Craufurd Goodwin talk about doing HET research (handout)
 
 4:30   Presentation on Duke’s Archival Holdings, the Economists’ Papers Project, Rare Book Room
 
 
Wednesday, June 20
 
9:30 – 11:30 Session 14 – Game Theory 2:  From Chess to the Social Order with John von Neumann – Rob Leonard
 
2:00 – 4:00 Session 15 –  Postwar Metrics – Marcel Boumans (PowerPoint slides)

Thursday, June 21
 
9:30 – 11:30 Session 16 – The Great Depression: Keynes and his Critics – Kevin Hoover (PowerPoint slides)

2:00 – 4:00 Session 17 - Hayek’s Postwar Contributions – Bruce Caldwell
 
7:00 Closing Dinner – Tyler’s Tap Room, Durham
 
 
Friday, June 22
 
9:30 – 11:30 Session 18 – The Econometric Roots of Modern Macroeconomics – Kevin Hoover (PowerPoint slides)