2016 HOPE Conference - "Becoming Applied: The Transformation of Economics after 1970"

Friday, April 1, 2016 to Saturday, April 2, 2016

Location: Duke University

Organized by Roger E. Backhouse (University of Birmingham and University of Rotterdam) and Beatrice Cherrier (University of Caen)


Friday, April 1: Forest Room, Washington Duke Inn

9:00-9:30 am
Roger Backhouse and Beatrice Cherrier, “Becoming Applied”: Introductory Remarks


9:30-10:15 am
Jeff Biddle and Daniel Hammermesh, ​“Theory in applied economics: changing prestige? Changing publishing patterns?”

10:15-11:00 am
Marianne Johnson and Charles Ballard, “Computable General Equilibrium Models as Applied Economics: Some Number is Better than None”

11:00-11:30 am

Techniques for Applied Economics

Roger Backhouse and Beatrice Cherrier, “‘It's computers, stupid!’ The spread of computers and the changing roles of theoretical and applied economics”

12:15-1:45 pm

Techniques for Applied Economics (continued)

1:45-2:30 pm
Matt Panhans and John Singleton, “The Empirical Economist's Toolkit: From Models to Methods”

2:30-3:15 pm
Michele Alacevich, “Theory and Praxis: The Birth, Death, and Resurrection of Development Economics”

3:15-3:45 pm

Applied Fields

3:45-4:30 pm
Verena Halsmayer, "'Applying theory' to data and policy-making? Model construction and circulation: a case study of Leif Johansen's mult-sector growth model"

7:00-9:00 pm
Dinner, Garden Room, Washington Duke Inn


Saturday, April 2: Forest Room, Washington Duke Inn

Applied Fields (continued)

9:00-9:15 am
Wrap up, Day 1

9:15-10:00 am
Spencer Banzhaf, “Contingent valuation and environmental economics”

10:15-11:00 am
Ariane DuPont-Kieffer, “Transportation models: at the crossroad of analyzing, forecasting and planning, 1965-1985”

11:00-11:30 am

Policy Analysis

11:30 am-12:15 pm
Andrej Svorencik, “Learning How to Whisper into the Ears of Princes: the History of Early Applied Experimental Research”

12:15 pm-1:45 pm

Policy Analysis (continued)

Elizabeth Berman, "Thinking Like an Economist: How Economics Became the Language of U.S. Public Policy"

2:30-2:45 pm

2:45-3:45 pm
Roger Backhouse, Beatrice Cherrier and Discussants, Becoming Applied: closing session

6:00 pm
Dinner, Parizade, Durham, NC