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Aditya Balasubramanian Wins Dissertation Award

Aditya Balasubramanian Wins Dissertation Award

Aditya Balasubramanian, a 2017-18 HOPE Center fellow, has won the Ellen McArthur Prize in Economic History for his PhD dissertation from the University of Cambridge. Aditya's dissertation, titled "Free Economy and Opposition Politics in India, c. 1940-70," argues that the birth of opposition politics in India was tied to a major critique of economic planning and emanated from the distinct political economies of areas in southern and western India. Congratulations, Aditya!

 

Rafael Galvão de Almeida Successfully Defends Dissertation

Rafael Galvão de Almeida Successfully Defends Dissertation

Rafael Galvão de Almeida, a 2018-19 HOPE Center fellow, has successfully defended his dissertation, "Dreaming of Unity: Essays on the History of New Political Economy." Rafael now holds a PhD from the Federal University of Minas Gerais. In a second HOPE Center connection, Rafael's adivsor was Carlos Eduardo Suprinyak, a 2017-18 HOPE Center fellow. Congratulations, Rafael!

 

Giandomenica Becchio's New Book Explores History of Feminist Economics

Giandomenica Becchio's New Book Explores History of Feminist Economics

Giandomenica Becchio, a 2009-2010 HOPE Center Fellow, has published a new book on the history of femimist and gender economics. Published by CRC Press (a division of Taylor and Francis), A History of Feminist and Gender Economics situates its subject in a broad cultural context, beginning with the woman question in the nineteenth century and exploring today's connection bewteen feminism and economics. Congratulations, Giando!

Yue Xiao, a 2018-19 HOPE Center Fellow, Wins the HES's Best Conference Paper by a Young Scholar Award

Yue Xiao, a 2018-19 HOPE Center Fellow, Wins the HES's Best Conference Paper by a Young Scholar Award

Yue Xiao, a 2018-19 HOPE Center Fellow, has won the HES's 2019 Best Conference Paper by a Young Scholar award for her paper titled "John Stuart Mill and China: Peeking behind China's Stationary State." As Yue's paper explains, Mill early made an empirical analysis of the relationship between China’s high interest rate and the desire for capital accumulation. He went on to explore the negative connection between China’s “despotism of custom” and individual liberty.

Congratulations, Yue!

New Book by Recent Fellow Takes a Fresh Look at the Austrians

New Book by Recent Fellow Takes a Fresh Look at the Austrians

Janek Wasserman, a 2017-18 HOPE Center fellow, has a new book out on the Austrian economists. Titled The Marginal Revolutionaries: How Austrian Economists Fought the War of Ideas, Janek's book provides a critical history of the Austrian school from its nineteenth-century beginnings to the present day.

 "How a small collective of haut bourgeois central European scholars and their sophisticated ideas have survived and contined to exert such symbolic power in today's imagination--eighty years after emigration and a quarter century after the last Austrian-born scholars in the group passed away--is the subject of this book," Janek writes in the introduction.

The Marginal Revolutionaries is published by Yale University Press and is available on the publisher's website.

Congratulations, Janek!

Center Director Shares Expertise in Video on Spontaneous Order

Center Director Shares Expertise in Video on Spontaneous Order

Bruce Caldwell, the director of the Center, recently sat down with the produces of the blog Cafe Hayek to explain spontaneous order and the role it plays in the creation of markets.

Visit Cafe Hayek to see this entertaining and enlightening video.

New Book by Recent Fellow Explores the Rule of Law

New Book by Recent Fellow Explores the Rule of Law

Nadia E. Nedzel, a 2018-19 fellow of the Center, has published with Nicholas Capaldi a new book titled The Anglo-American Conception of the Rule of Law.

The 2019 book, which was published by Palgrave Macmillan as part of its series Palgrave Studies in Classical Liberalism, analyzes the distinguishing features of the rule of law and traces its history in the classical liberal tradition of English thought. 

Nadia is a professor of law at Southern University Law Center. She is currently writing a book on the intersection of the rule of law, economic development, and corporate governance.

For more on Nadia, see her HOPE Center profile.

Congratulations, Nadia!

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 awarded 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!

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