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Welcome to the 2019-20 Class of Fellows!

Welcome to the 2019-20 Class of Fellows!

This week we will start welcoming the 2019-20 class of fellows! Here they are, along with their research interests.

Matheus Assaf, University of São Paulo: the spread of mathematical economics after the 1950s

Melissa Fernandez, University of Groningen: a philosophical account of the use of models in macroeconomics

Pierre-Christian Fink, Columbia University: measuring the quantity of money, 1950-1980

Stefan Kolev, University of Applied Sciences Zwickau: Max Weber’s Weber’s economic sociology

Soroush Marouzi, University of Toronto: pragmatic elements in Keynes’ account of rationality and decision theory

Arthur Brackmann Netto, University of São Paulo: the history of experiments outside the laboratory as a history of econometrics

Daniel Nientiedt, Walter Eucken Institute: Hayek’s treatment of legal positivism

Camila Orozco-Espinel, University of Lille: the Sarah Frances Hutchison Cowles Fellowship and research by couples in economics

Anthony Rebours, University of Paris 8: histories of urban economics and regional science

Nathalie Sigot, University of Paris 1: 19th-century French liberals’ treatment of “the woman question” and the concept of happiness in economics

We look forward to a great year at the Center, working with our new fellows!

Mauro Boianovsky Wins ESHET's Best Article Prize

Mauro Boianovsky Wins ESHET's Best Article Prize

Mauro Boianovsky, a fellow of the HOPE Center in 2015-16, has been award the Best Article Prize by the European Society for the History of Economic Thought for his article titled "Beyond Capital Fundamentalism: Harrod, Domar, and the History of Development Economics." The article appears in the March 2018 issue of the Cambridge Journal of Economics and argues that the notion of "capital fundamentalism, which is usually ascribed to Harrod and Domar, fits neither economist. Congratulations, Mauro!

HOPE Article Wins Craufurd Goodwin Award

HOPE Article Wins Craufurd Goodwin Award

An article appearing in the September 2018 isssue of History of Political Economy was awarded the Craufurd Goodwin Best Article Prize at the 2019 meeting of the History of Economics Society in New York City. The article, titled "The Making of a Constitutionalist: James Buchanan on Education," was written by Jean-Baptiste Fleury and Alain Marciano. By examining Buchanan's writings on education, Jean-Baptiste and Alain explore how Buchanan's ideas on constitutions evolved through time. Congratulations to Jean-Baptiste and Alain!

Romain Plassard Joins the Faculty at the University Paris-Dauphine

Romain Plassard Joins the Faculty at the University Paris-Dauphine

Romain Plassard has been appointed assistant professor at the University Paris-Dauphine. Romain was a fellow of the Center in 2015-16 and again in 2017-18 and most recently visited Duke in January of this year. The HOPE Center congratulations Romain on his new position! 

Juan Carvajalino has joined the department of economics at the University of Paris 8 as an assistant professor

Juan Carvajalino Joins the Department of Economics at the University of Paris 8 as an Assistant Professor

Juan Carvajalino, a 2015-16 HOPE Center fellow, has joined the department of economics at the University of Paris 8 as an assistant professor. "It's a nice place to start an academic career, with very nice colleagues," Juan reports. We wish Juan the best and congratulate him on his new position!

HOPE Center Welcomes Paul Dudenhefer as New Administrative Assistant

HOPE Center Welcomes Paul Dudenhefer as New Administrative Assistant

A new old face has joined the staff of the HOPE Center. Paul Dudenhefer, who was for many years the managing editor of History of Political Economy, is now the administrative assistant for the HOPE Center. He replaces Angela Zemonek, who, after serving as the Center's administrative assistant since its founding in 2008, moved into a new position within the economics department. We wish Angela much success in her new role and are happy that she's still nearby, only two floors away!

Smith and Marx Walk into a Bar: A History of Economics Podcast

Smith and Marx Walk into a Bar - Episode Three: Kevin Hoover

Former Center Fellows Scott Scheall, Carlos Eduardo Suprinyak, and Gerardo Serra interviewed Kevin Hoover, Professor of Economics and Philosophy at Duke University. The discussion covered an array of topics, including the current state of macroeconomics, the need for a degree of pluralism in economic science, the relationship between Hoover's work in economics and philosophy, the economics of the original pragmatist philosopher, Charles Sanders Peirce, and the tolerant attitude typically embraced by the international community of historians of economics.

The podcast​ Smith and Marx Walk into a Bar: A History of Economics Podcast is available here: http://hetpodcast.libsyn.com.

Former Fellows interview Director at INET

Former Fellows interview Director at INET

Former Center Fellows Reinhard Schumacher and Juan Acosta interviewed Bruce Caldwell, director of the Center for the History of Political Economy (HOPE Center) at Duke University. The interview took place at the Institute for New Economic Thinking conference in Edinburgh in October, 2017. The podcast is the 4th in the "Ceteris Non Paribus" series. 

In the interview they first discuss the history of the Center, its activities, and the Economists’ Papers Archive, a collection of papers of notable economists held at Duke’s Rubenstein Library. They then talk about Bruce’s work as the general editor of the Collected Works of F. A. Hayek and the biography of Hayek he is co-authoring with Hansjörg Klausinger.

To hear podcast click here.

See website for more info and to listen to the episode: www.ceterisnonparibus.net

2017-18 HOPE Center Fellows Selected

2017-18 HOPE Center Fellows Selected

Congratulations to the 2017-2018 HOPE Center Fellows

Hugo Chu - University of Sao Paulo

Rebeca Betancourt - University of Lyon

Janek Wasserman- University of Alabama

Aditya Balasubramanian - University of Cambridge

Margarita Fajardo - Sarah Lawrence College

Dorian Jullian - University of Nice Sophia Antipolis

Jonathan F. Cogliano- Dickinson College

Antonella Rancan - University of Molise

Mischa Suter - University of Basel

Romain Plassard - University of Lille

Alexandra Hyard - University of Lille 1

Carlos Eduardo Suprinyak - Federal University of Minas Gerais

Gonçalo Fonseca - INET

Yuichi Kimura - Nihon University

Vera Gurtovaya - University of Milan

2016 HES Conference Held at Duke University, June 17-20

2016 HES Conference Held at Duke University, June 17-20

The 2016 conference of the History of Economics Society was held on the campus of Duke University on June 17-20.

The conference was organized by Mauro Boianovsky of the University of Brasilia. Mauro spent the academic year at Duke as a Fellow of the HOPE Center.

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