The History of Economics in the Expanded Field

HOPE Conference

25–27 April 2024

Duke University


Meeting Room C
J. B. Duke Hotel
230 Science Drive, Durham, NC 27708

25 April 2024

7:00–9:00 pm: Informal gathering at the bar of the J. B. Duke

26 April 2024

9:15–9:30 am: Welcome and Introduction

9:30–10:20 am

Erik Baker (Harvard University) – The History of Economics as a History of Science: Paradigms, Practices, and Professionalism

10:30–11:20 am

Anne E. C. McCants (MIT) – What Role is there for ‘the Social’ in Economic History? (or alternatively, might economic history help us restore ethical inquiry to the discipline of economics?)

11:45 am-12:35 pm

Jonny Bunning (Centre européen de sociologie et de science politique) – A Theory of Gary Becker

12:35–2:10 pm: Lunch

2:10–3:00 pm

William Deringer (MIT) – The “Social Rate of Discount” and the
Political Economy of the Future in Postwar America

3:10–4:00 pm

Simon Torracinta (Harvard University) – “Sign Your Work”: Services and the Personalization of Productivity

6:00 pm: Dinner in the Jeffries Meeting Room (J. B. Duke Hotel)

27 April 2024

9:30–10:20 am

Stephen Macekura (Indiana University) – The Growth Concept, Decolonization, and the Global Cold War: A Study of Economic Ideas and Twentieth Century International History

10:30–11:20 am

Eli Cook (Haifa University) – Willingness to Pay: A Somewhat Political History

11:45 am-12:35 pm

Aaron Benanav (Syracuse University) – A History of Unemployment, Or, What You Call an Accountant Who Drives a Taxi?

12:35–2:10 pm: Lunch


6:00 pm: Dinner

Parizade2200 W Main St., Durham, NC 27705