Working Papers

"I Had Always Operated on the Outside": A Conversation with E. Roy Weintraub on the History of Economics, Science Studies and Academic Morals

Author: 
Yann Giraud
Publication Number: 
2019-16
Publication Date: 
Monday, September 9, 2019

A transcription of a 2019 conversation with the Duke University historian E. Roy Weintraub on his intellectual development over the 1980s from mathematician to economist to historian.

Embracing at Arm’s Length: Ronald Coase’s Uneasy Relationship with the Chicago School

Author: 
Steven G. Medema
Publication Number: 
2019-15
Publication Date: 
Wednesday, August 7, 2019

This paper takes up Coase’s views on the Chicago school, as found in his published and, especially, unpublished writings, beginning already in the early 1960s, prior to his appointment at Chicago.

Between LSE and Cambridge: Accounting for Ronald Coase’s Fascination with Alfred Marshall

Author: 
Steven G. Medema
Publication Number: 
2019-14
Publication Date: 
Wednesday, August 7, 2019

We examine Coase’s biographical work on Marshall and his discussions of Marshall’s economics for clues as to the sources of Coase’s affinity for Marshall. And as we shall see, the evidence suggests explanations that are at once personal and professional.
 

The Road to Serfdom after 75 Years

Author: 
Bruce Caldwell
Publication Number: 
2019-13
Publication Date: 
Friday, August 2, 2019

F. A. Hayek published The Road to Serfdom in 1944, so 2019 marks the 75th anniversary of the event.

Economic Debates under Authoritarian Regimes: The Case of the Income Distribution Controversy in Brazil in the 1970s

Author: 
Alexandre F. S. Andrada and Mauro Boianovsky
Publication Number: 
2019-12
Publication Date: 
Monday, July 15, 2019

This paper investigates the political and economic contexts of the controversy about the causes of the significant increase of income concentration in Brazil during the 1960s. That was the most

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