Program

5th Summer Institute: Topics in the History of Economics

Duke University
June 1, 2014 - June 13, 2014

The readings for each session may be found at the "Program and Readings" link directly below.

(Program and Readings pdf)

Sunday, June 1

2 – 6 p.m. Participants arrive and register at Dormitory

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

Monday June 2: 

9:30-11:30am Session 1Introductions of Program and Participants; Time Line – Caldwell

2:00-4:00pm Session 2 The Origins of Market Failure Analysis:  J.S. Mill and Henry Sidgwick - Medema

Tuesday June 3:

9:30-11:30am Sessions 3 – Market Failure and Economic Welfare:  A.C. Pigou and the Marginal Turn - Medema

2:00-4:00pm Sessions 4 – The Development of Orthodoxy--The Pigovian Tradition - Medema

Wednesday June 4:

9:30-11:30am Session 5 – The Virginia-Chicago Challenge - Medema

2:00-4:00pm Session 6 – The Coase Theorem Controversy - Medema

7pm - Durham Bulls Baseball Game

Thursday June 5:

9:30-11:30am Session 7 –The Chicago School I - Emmett

2:00-4:00pm Session 8  – The Chicago School II - Medema

 4:00pm Visit David M. Rubenstein Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Friday June 6:

9:30-11:30am Session  9 – Frank H. Knight:  The Economist as Philosopher - Emmett

Monday June 9:

9:30-11:30am Session 10 – Hayek:  Life and Ideas – Caldwell

2:00-4:00pm Session 11Hayek:  Some Interpretive Issues - Caldwell

Tuesday June 10:

9:30-11:30am Session 12 – The Background to Modern Macroeconomics (before the 1930s) - Hoover

2:00-4:00pm Session 13 –The Great Depression:  Keynes and His Critics (the 1930s) - Hoover

Wednesday June 11: 

9:30-11:30am Session 14 – Macroeconometrics and the New Economics (1930-1950) - Hoover

2:00-4:00pm Session 15 – The Empirical Microfoundations of Macroeconomics (1945-1970) - Hoover

Thursday June 12:

9:30-11:30am Session 16 – The Problem of Inflation (1950-1970) - Hoover

2:00-4:00pm Session 17 -  The Monetarist Counter-Revolution (1955-1975) - Hoover

7:00pm -Closing Dinner at Tyler's Taproom, Durham

Friday June 13:

9:30-11:30am Session 18 – New Classicals and New Keynesians (1970-1985) - Hoover

The final hour of Session 18 will be a Summer Institute Wrap-Up - no readings

12:00 - 3:00 Check out of Dormitory