2013 HOPE Conference: MIT and the Transformation of American Economics

Friday, April 26, 2013 to Sunday, April 28, 2013

Location: Duke University

Organizer and Volume Editor
E. Roy Weintraub, Duke University

Volume Details
MIT and the Transformation of American Economics. Annual supplement to volume 46, History of Political Economy. Durham, N.C., and London: Duke University Press, 2014.

Papers and Participants

Introduction: Telling the Story of MIT in the Postwar Period, pp. 1-12 (abstract)
E. Roy Weintraub, Duke University

Part 1. Beginnings

Toward a History of Economics at MIT, 1940-72, 15-44 (abstract)
Beatrice Cherrier, University of Caen

MIT's Openness to Jewish Economists, 45-59 (abstract)
E. Roy Weintraub, Duke University

Paul A. Samuelson's Move to MIT, pp. 60-77 (abstract)
Roger E. Backhouse, University of Birmingham

Part 2. Connections

The Early Years of the MIT Program in Industrial Economics, 81-108 (abstract)
Pedro Garcia Duarte, University of São Paulo

MIT's Rise to Prominence: Outline of a Collective Biography, 109-133 (abstract)
Andrej Svorencik, University of Mannheim

Negotiating the "Middle-of-the-Road" Position: Paul Samuelson, MIT, and the Politics of Textbook Writing, 1945-55, 134-152 (abstract)
Yann Giraud, University of Cergy-Pontoise

Serving the Institute and the Discipline: The Changing Profile of Economics at MIT as Viewed from Textbooks, 153-174 (abstract)
Pedro Teixeira, University of Porto

Part 3. Distinctiveness

MIT and Money, 177-197 (abstract)
Perry Mehrling, Barnard College

In the Kingdom of Solovia: The Rise of Growth Economics at MIT, 1956-70, 198-228 (abstract)
Mauro Boianovsky, University of Brasilia
Kevin D. Hoover, Duke University

From Explatory Modeling to Technical Expertise: Solow's Growth Model as a Multipurpose Design, 229-251 (abstract)
Verena Halsmayer, University of Vienna

MIT and the Other Cambridge, 252-271 (abstract)
Roger E. Backhouse, University of Birmingham

Making Things Technical: Samuelson at MIT, 272-294 (abstract)
Harro Maas, Utrecht University

Decisions and Dynamics: Postwar Theoretical Problems and the MIT Style of Economics, 295-314 (abstract)
William Thomas, History Associates (Rockville, Maryland)

Part 4. Inside MIT

The Desegregation of an Elite Economics Department's PhD Program: Black Americans at MIT, 317-336 (abstract)
William Darity Jr., Duke University
Arden Kreeger, Duke University

The Rise and Fall of Economic History at MIT, 337-350 (abstract)
Peter Temin, MIT

On Kindleberger and Hegemony: From Berlin to MIT and Back, 351-374 (abstract)
Stephen Meardon, Bowdoin College