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Till Dueppe to Organize Berlin Workshop on Mathematics and Postwar Economics

Till Dueppe to Organize Berlin Workshop on Mathematics and Postwar Economics

Till Dueppe, a HOPE Center Visitor in 2011–12, is organizing a workshop titled "Mathematics and the Transformation of Economics after 1945." The one-day event will take place on November 9 at Humbolt-University Berlin. For more information, including a link to the program, please visit the website of the Economic History department at Humbolt-University Berlin.

Till's recent paper on Gerard Debreu, "Gerard Debreu's Secrecy: His Life in Order and Silence," appears in the fall 2012 issue of HOPE.

HOPE Center Receives Templeton Award

HOPE Center Receives Templeton Award

The Center for the History of Political Economy has been selected as one of the two 2012 winners for a Templeton Freedom Award in the Special Achievement by a University Based Center category. This award includes a $10,000 prize and a travel grant to attend our Liberty Forum and Freedom Dinner event on October 3rd-4th in New York City.

The Templeton Award, named after the investor and philanthropist Sir John Templeton (1912–2008), is given annually by the Atlas Network for contributions to the understanding of freedom.

Pedro Duarte editor of new collection of essays

Pedro Duarte Coeditor of New Volume on Microfoundations

Pedro Duarte, along with his colleague Gilberto Tadeu Lima, is the editor of a new collection of articles on the interplay between macroeconomics and microeconomics. Titled Microfoundations Reconsidered: The Relationship of Micro and Macroeconomics in Historical Perspective, the volume contains essays by many current and former CHOPE visitors and faculty: Kevin D. Hoover, Robert Leonard, D. Wade Hands, Philip Mirowski, and Michel De Vroey. Microfoundations Reconsidered was published by Edward Elgar and can be ordered from the publisher's website.

A frequent visitor to the HOPE Center, Pedro Duarte is a professor of economics at the University of São Paulo.

Sloan Foundation Grant to Fund 2013 HOPE Conference

Sloan Foundation Grant to Fund 2013 HOPE Conference

The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation has generously agreed to contribute $16,000 toward the funding of the 2013 HOPE conference. The conference, which is being organized by E. Roy Weintraub (Duke University), will examine MIT and the transformation of American economics. A selection of the conference papers will be published as a supplemental issue of History of Political Economy.

The conference will take place April 26-28 on the Duke University campus.

Marcel Boumans joins staff at Erasmus Institute

Marcel Boumans joins staff at Erasmus Institute

Marcel Boumans has been appointed to the staff of the Erasmus Institute for Philosophy and Economics as an associate professor of the history and methodology of economics. He will be a visiting faculty member in the Department of Economics at Duke University in the fall of 2012.

Marcel, along with Ariane Dupont-Kieffer and Duo Qin, was the editor of the 2011 HOPE supplement, Histories on Econometrics, published by Duke University Press.

Catching up with Aiko Ikeo

Catching up with Aiko Ikeo

Aiko Ikeo will present a paper titled "The Americans on Tanzan Ishibashi and His Keynesianism" at the annual conference of Japan's Society for Monetary Economics in Tokyo. The conference takes place in May 2012. She is also organizing a seminar series on Japanese economic history; the main theme for 2012-2013 will be Japanese energy policy thought. The first seminar will take place on May 26.

Matthieu Ballandonne receives Warren and Sylvia Samuels award, other honors

Matthieu Ballandonne receives Warren and Sylvia Samuels award, other honors

Matthieu Ballandonne, a student in the 2011 Summer Institute and a recent HOPE Center visitor, has received the Warren and Sylvia Samuels Young Scholars Award. The award provides funds to attend and present a paper at the next History of Economics Society meeting. Matthieu has also received a Young Scholars Grant from the European Society for the History of Economic Thought and a three-month grant to do research at the Center for Interdisciplinary Research on Science and Technology, which is at the University of Quebec in Montreal. He will be presenting papers at a number of conferences this year.

Matthieu is a PhD student at the University of Angers and is currently working at TELUQ in Montreal.

New publications by HOPE Center Fellows and Visitors

New publications by HOPE Center Fellows and Visitors

An interview with Gary Becker conducted by Catherine Herfeld will be published in a forthcoming issue of the Erasmus Journal for Philosophy and Economics. Catherine will be a Research Fellow of the Center in 2012–13.

Harro Maas, a 2011–12 Senior Research Fellow, has published "The Photographic Lens: Graphs and the Changing Practices of Victorian Economists" in The Victorian World, edited by Martin Hewitt and published by Routledge in 2012.

Alain Marciano has published two articles in the March 2012 issue of the International Review of Law and Economics: "Guido Calabresi's Economic Analysis of Law, Coase, and the Coase Theorem"; and "Optimization, Path Dependence, and the Law: Can Judges Promote Efficiency?," written with Elias L. Khalil.

Kevin D. Hoover to be keynote speaker at the XIV Colloque de l’Association Charles Gide

Kevin D. Hoover to be keynote speaker at the XIV Colloque de l’Association Charles Gide

Kevin D. Hoover, the editor of History of Political Economy, will be the keynote speaker at the fourteenth Colloque de l'Association Charles Gide pour l'étude de la pensée économique. The conferences, which are organized by GREDEG CNRS, l'ISEM, and the University of Nice–Sophia Antipolis, will take place in Nice on June 7–9, 2012. For more information, please visit the colloque's website.

New book by Pierre Desrochers looks at the economics of our food supply

New book by Pierre Desrochers looks at the economics of our food supply

"Eat local" may be all the rage in some circles, but a new book by Pierre Desrochers, a 2009-10 Fellow of the HOPE Center, questions the wisdom and viability of the local-food movement. Titled The Locavore's Dilemma: In Praise of the 10,000 Mile Diet, the book, which was written with Hiroko Shimizu, makes the case that a globalized food chain is necessary to the well-being of the planet.

The Locavore's Dilemma is published by Public Affairs. For more details, visit the publisher's website.

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