2021 Summer Institute

The Center for the History of Political Economy held its annual Summer Institute this year on June 3-5, 2021. Because of Covid travel restrictions the Institute was conducted via Zoom. 

The goal of this year's Institute was to allow young scholars working in the history of economics (broadly defined) to improve their manuscripts and to get practice presenting their work. There were four sessions each day, each lasting 1 hour and 15 minutes. Participants presented their papers for 20 minutes, and then the group discussed ways to improve both the substance of the paper and its presentation. The group included the Summer Institute participants, the HOPE faculty (Bruce Caldwell, Roy Weintraub, Kevin Hoover, Steve Medema, Jennifer Jhun, and Jason Brent), Paul Dudenhefer (the HOPE Center’s staff specialist), Ross Emmett (Arizona State University), Evelyn Forget (University of Manitoba), and Mary Morgan (LSE).

The papers that were presented were as follows:

Elizavta Burina, University of Paris 1, “Positivism in the Economic Methodology of Vladimir Bazarov and Alexander Bogdanov”

Alexandre Chirat, University of Besançon, “The Intellectual Friendship between Berle and Galbraith: Managerial Economics, Corporate Revolution, and Qualitative Liberalism”

Alexander Dorofeev, New York University, “Maria Edgeworth and David Ricardo: The Potatoes Debate”

Valentina Erasmo, Università degli Studi G. d’Annunzio, Chieti-Pescara, “Female Economists and Philosophers’ Role in Amartya Sen’s Thought: His Colleagues and His Scholars”

Tomáš Krištofóry, Erasmus University Rotterdam, “Carl Menger’s Studies in Vienna, Prague, and Krakow and their Significance for his Later Career”

Daniel Kuehn, Urban Institute, "Before NBER: Warren Nutter’s Soviet Research at the CIA”

Morten Luchtmann, University of Lorraine, “Reformers of Positive Economics Meet Defenders of Friedmanian Principles: Chicago Rational Choice Economists react to Behavioral Economics Critique”

Nicholas O’Neill, University of Chicago, “The Subsumption of Demand in Early Modern French Political Economy, or The Long Road to Say’s Law”

Johanna Rath, Johannes Kepler University Linz , “Competition in Transitional Processes: Polanyi and Schumpeter”

Agnes Simon, Los Gatos, California, “Cartoon Villain: Foreign-Born Economists in Postwar British Politics”

Theresa Steffestun, University of Lausanne, “Psyche and Power – the Problem and Principle of Association in the work of Friedrich Wieser”

Dmitri Zhikharevich, European University in St. Petersburg, “Towards a Genealogy of Technological Entrepreneurship, U.S. 1958–1970”

The HOPE Center thanks everyone involved for making the Summer Institute a big success.