New book explores Chicago economics

Two Center Fellows and a participant in the 2011 HOPE conference have produced an edited volume of essays on the economics department at the University of Chicago. The book, which is titled Building Chicago Economics: New Perspectives on the History of America's Most Powerful Economics Program, represents, according to the publisher's website, "the first collective attempt by social science historians to chart the rise and development of the Chicago School during the decades that followed the Second World War." The book, which was published by Cambridge University Press in 2011, was edited by Rob Van Horn, a 2008-9 Fellow of the Center; Philip Mirowski, a 2011-12 Fellow fo the Center; and Thomas A. Stapleford, who participated in the 2011 HOPE conference on observation. For more on Building Chicago Economics, please click here.