2016 Summer Institute

The 2016 NEH Summer Institute, "The History of Political Economy," took place in June 2016.  They explored various episodes in the history of economics from a variety of disciplinary perspectives. 

Each week had a different theme and period. Week one explored alternative readings and understandings of key texts from the 17th and 18th centuries. The second week examined alternative paradigms in economics that emerged in the 19th century. Week three was 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 was held from May 29 - June 17  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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