Past Lunches

Soroush Marouzi, University of Toronto and HOPE Center Fellow, "Frank Ramsey: A Feminist Economist"

Soroush Marouzi, University of Toronto and HOPE Center Fellow, "Frank Ramsey: A Feminist Economist"
Lunch
Friday, November 8, 2019
12:00 PM
Location: 327 Social Sciences

The full extent of Frank Ramsey’s precociousness has yet to be discovered. Although his major economic articles in the late 1920s have been widely discussed by the historians of economic thought, it is the objective of this paper to show the significance of Ramsey’s Apostle talks delivered in the mid 1920s for the economics’ profession. I first discuss how Ramsey’s broad intellectual interests manifest themselves in his Apostle talks of the mid-1920s. In particular, I argue Ramsey had a coherent take with regards to three lively intellectual movements of his time; namely,...

Camila Orozco-Espinel, University of Lille and HOPE Center Fellow, "A Cumulative Research Project for Economics: Scientific Knowledge as Abstract Knowledge at the Cowles Commission (1932-1957)"

Camila Orozco-Espinel, University of Lille and HOPE Center Fellow, "A Cumulative Research Project for Economics: Scientific Knowledge as Abstract Knowledge at the Cowles Commission (1932-1957)"
Lunch
Friday, October 25, 2019
12:00 PM
Location: 327 Social Sciences

Melissa Vergara Fernandez, University of Groningen and HOPE Center Fellow, "Measuring Journal Impact--Properly"

Melissa Vergara Fernandez, University of Groningen and HOPE Center Fellow, "Measuring Journal Impact--Properly"
Lunch
Friday, October 18, 2019
12:00 PM
Location: 327 Social Sciences

In this paper I evaluate the Journal Impact Factor using a theory of measurement.  I argue that JIF does not stand up to close scrutiny. To measure a concept adequately, our theory of measurement requires correspondence between three steps: the characterisation of the concept, its representation, and the procedures followed to carry out the measurement. Characterisation involves defining the concept: identifying its boundaries, which fixes the features that belong to it.  Representation involves defining a metrical system that appropriately represents the concept. The...

E. Roy Weintraub, Duke University, "History, Not Economics"

E. Roy Weintraub, Duke University, "History, Not Economics"
Lunch
Friday, October 11, 2019
12:00 PM
Location: 327 Social Sciences

Nathalie Sigot, University of Paris and HOPE Center Fellow, "Nineteenth-century French liberal economists and the women question: Between morals and economics"

Nathalie Sigot, University of Paris and HOPE Center Fellow, "Nineteenth-century French liberal economists and the women question: Between morals and economics"
Lunch
Friday, October 4, 2019
12:00 PM
Location: 327 Social Sciences

Roel Visser, Bielefeld University and HOPE Center Fellow, "The CPB’s ‘cautious forecasts’ and Tinbergen’s heritage: on the division of labor between economists and policy makers"

Roel Visser, Bielefeld University and HOPE Center Fellow, "The CPB’s ‘cautious forecasts’ and Tinbergen’s heritage: on the division of labor between economists and policy makers"
Lunch
Friday, September 27, 2019
12:00 PM
Location: 327 Social Sciences

Kevin D. Hoover, Duke University, "Karl Brunner’s Philosophy of Science: Macroeconomics through the Lens of Logical Empiricism"

Kevin D. Hoover, Duke University, "Karl Brunner’s Philosophy of Science: Macroeconomics through the Lens of Logical Empiricism"
Lunch
Friday, September 20, 2019
12:00 PM
Location: 327 Social Sciences

Best known as a monetary economist and prominent proponent of monetarism, Karl Brunner was deeply knowledgeable about the philosophy of science and attempted to explicitly integrate logical empiricist thinking, derived in some measure from his engagement with the work of the philosopher Hans Reichenbach, into his economics.  His philosophical commitments are clearly reflected in this empirical work on monetary economics, his monetarist analysis, and in his critical approach to econometrics, microfoundations, and the New Classical macroeconomics.

Nadia E. Nedzel, "The United States, the Rule of Law, and Economic Development from the Colonies to the Civil War"

Nadia E. Nedzel, "The United States, the Rule of Law, and Economic Development from the Colonies to the Civil War"
Lunch
Friday, April 12, 2019
12:00 PM
Location: 327 Social Sciences

This paper is a chapter in a forthcoming book titled The Rule of Law, Economic Development, and Corporate Governance, to be published by Elgar. The paper explains how the concept of the rule of law grew and changed in the United States.

Yann Giraud, University of Cergy, "Five Decades of HOPE"

Yann Giraud, University of Cergy, "Five Decades of HOPE"
Lunch
Monday, April 8, 2019
12:00
Location: 327 Social Science

The following survey has one central theme, which is that HOPE has always been more pluralistic than current members of the profession, who often see the journal as a stronghold for the historical reconstruction method, seem to acknowledge: while some individuals or groups of individuals have suggested bolder inflections for the field over the years, their attempts, while sparking debates and, at times, controversies, have had limited effect on a vast portion of the journal’s content, hinting at the inability to engage the larger community of historians of economics in...

Christina Laskaridis, HOPE Center Fellow and University of London, "Calculating repayment burdens and the early days of research at the World Bank"

Christina Laskaridis, HOPE Center Fellow and University of London, "Calculating repayment burdens and the early days of research at the World Bank"
Lunch
Friday, March 29, 2019
12:00 PM
Location: 327 Social Sciences

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