2018 HOPE Conference: "Economic Knowledge in Socialism"

Friday, April 6, 2018 to Saturday, April 7, 2018

Location: Duke University

April 6 8:15-8:45 Coffee and light breakfast

8:45-9:00 Till Düppe and Ivan Boldyrev Commencement of Conference

9:00-10:00 György Peteri By Force of Power: On the Relationship between Social Science Knowledge and Political Power in Economics in Communist Hungary

10:00-11:00 Martha Lampland “From Each according to their Ability, to each according to their Need”: Calorie Money and Technical Norms in mid-20th c. Hungary

11:00-11:30 Coffee break

11:30-12:30 Chris Miller The ‘Bureaucratic Bourgeoisie’ and the Soviet Union’s Loss of Faith in State-led Economic Development

12:30-14:00: Lunch

14:00-15:00 Johanna Bockman Economics in Socialism, Economics of Socialism: Structural Adjustment, International Finance, and Revolutionary Development

15:00-16:00 Joachim Zweynert Shestidesyatniki Economics, the Idea of Convergence, and Perestroika

16:00-16:30 Coffee break

16:30-17:30 Adam Leeds Administrative Monsters: Yurii Yaremenko’s Critique of the Late Soviet State

19:00 Dinner


April 7

8:00-8:30 Coffee and light breakfast

8:30-9:30 Yakov Feygin Values—Economic, Soviet, Otherwise: The Debate over the Law of Value and the Making of a Reform Economics in the USSR 1956 to 1972

9:30-10:30 Hans-Jürgen Wagener The political economy of socialism: lost in oblivion

10:30-11:00 Coffee break

11:00-12:00 Vítězslav Sommer Economics as Public Expertise in State Socialism and Post-Socialism: Economists and Reform Debates in Czechoslovakia in the 1960s

12:00-13:30 Lunch

13:30-14:30 Egle Rindzeviciute The Politics of Systems Analysis as Infrastructural Knowledge

14:30-15:30 Olessia Kirtchik Engineering the Soviet Economy: From Automatic Control to Governance in Complex Systems

15:30-16:00 Coffee break

16:00-17:00 Richard Ericson The Growth and Marcescence of SOFE: “System for Optimal Functioning of the (Socialist) Economy”

17:00-17:15 Till Düppe and Ivan Boldyrev Closing Instructions from Conference Volume Editors

19:00 Closing dinner