2021 Summer Institute

The Center for the History of Political Economy will run its annual Summer Institute this year on June 3-5, 2021. Because of Covid travel restrictions the Institute will be conducted via Zoom. We invite young scholars (doctoral students and those with recently awarded PhD’s) to apply.

The goal of the Summer Institute is to allow young scholars working in the history of economics (broadly defined) to improve their manuscripts and to get practice presenting their work. There will be three or four sessions each day, each lasting 1 hour and 15 minutes. Successful candidates will present their papers for 20 minutes, and then the group will discuss ways to improve both the substance of the paper and its presentation. The group will include 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) and two additional prominent historians of economics.  

Applicants should send in their vita and either a paper proposal or initial draft by April 1. Successful candidates will be notified by April 10. Finished drafts of papers will be due May 15, which will allow time for all attendees to have read everyone’s papers before the Summer Institute.

Please send proposals to chope@econ.duke.edu. If you do not get a response in 2 business days, please email again.