2019 Summer Institute

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

There was no charge for coming to the Institute, and successful applicants who were not locally based were 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 were held). Participants also received a booklet of readings.

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.