2013 NEH Summer Institute

The 2013 NEH Summer Institute, "The History of Political Economy," will explore various episodes in the history of economics from a variety of disciplinary perspectives. The intended audience is faculty in economics and the humanities who desire to explore economic knowledge in a historically informed, inter-disciplinary fashion. 

Each week will have a different theme and period. Week one will explore alternative readings and understandings of key texts from the 17th and 18th centuries. The second week will examine alternative paradigms in economics that emerged in the 19th century. Week three will be devoted to the question of the role of the state in the economy as it played out in the writings of certain justifiably famous 20th century economists.

Hosted by Duke University
The Summer Institute will be held from June 2 - 21 in the Social Science Building at Duke University. Duke, which boasts five specialists in the field on its faculty, is home to the Center for History of Political Economy, a center whose mission is to promote and support research in, and the teaching of, the history of political economy. The premier journal in the field, History of Political Economy, is published here. 

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