2019 Summer Institute

The 2019 Summer Institute on the History of Economics will take place at Duke University from June 10 through 19, 2019. Sessions will be held in the Fuqua School of Business. The Institute will focus on giving participants the tools to set up and teach their own undergraduate course in the history of economic thought. There will also be sessions devoted to showing how concepts and ideas from the history of economics might be introduced into other classes. The sessions will be run by Duke faculty members Bruce Caldwell and Jason Brent, who will be joined by Steve Medema of the University of Colorado–Denver.

There is no charge for coming to the Institute, and successful applicants who are not locally based will be provided with complimentary housing (double occupancy) in the J. B. Duke Hotel, a new hotel on West Campus that is next door to Fuqua (where the sessions will be held). Participants will receive a booklet of readings. We also offer limited travel support.

Note that participants are responsible for their own meals during the Institute.

Duke, which boasts four specialists in the field on its faculty, is home to the Center for History of Political Economy, a center whose mission is to promote and support research in, and the teaching of, the history of political economy. The premier journal in the field, History of Political Economy, is published here.