Hisreco 2020’s cancellation

It is with great sadness that we have to announce the cancellation of this year’s HISRECO conference, which was to be held at the Walras-Pareto Center (University of Lausanne) from March 19-21, due to the risks related to the Covid-19 virus pandemic. While at this time, there is no formal ban on travels within and …

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CFP – HISRECO 2020

The thirteenth History of Recent Economics Conference (HISRECO) will be held at the University of Lausanne, Centre Walras Pareto, on March 20-21, 2020. Since 2007, HISRECO has brought together researchers from various backgrounds to study the history of economics in the postwar period. The increasing availability of archival materials, along with the development of new …

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Central banks’ thinking at test: The unexpected fate of the “Availability Doctrine”

By Pierrick Clerc and Eric Monnet This post is part of the HISRECO 2018 series. Participants of the 2018 HISRECO conference were asked to write short blogposts to highlight their contribution to the conference for a general audience.  The idea of this blogged conference comes from the « Learning by the book » conference in Princeton, published as a …

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The transformation of economic analysis at the Federal Reserve (1961-1973)

By Juan Acosta and Beatrice Cherrier This post is part of the HISRECO 2018 series. Participants of the 2018 HISRECO conference were asked to write short blogposts to highlight their contribution to the conference for a general audience.  The idea of this blogged conference comes from the « Learning by the book » conference in Princeton, published as a …

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Identifying a “Chicago School” of economics: On the origins, diffusion, and evolving meanings of a famous brand name

By Steven G. Medema This post is part of the HISRECO 2018 series. Participants of the 2018 HISRECO conference were asked to write short blogposts to highlight their contribution to the conference for a general audience.  The idea of this blogged conference comes from the « Learning by the book » conference in Princeton, published as a …

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Thinking about the world economy as a scientific object

By Max Ehrenfreund This post is part of the HISRECO 2018 series. Participants of the 2018 HISRECO conference were asked to write short blogposts to highlight their contribution to the conference for a general audience.  The idea of this blogged conference comes from the « Learning by the book » conference in Princeton, published as a series …

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Ideas, interests, and institutions: American trade liberalization in the 1960s

By Mark McAdam This post is part of the HISRECO 2018 series. Participants of the 2018 HISRECO conference were asked to write short blogposts to highlight their contribution to the conference for a general audience.  The idea of this blogged conference comes from the « Learning by the book » conference in Princeton, published as a series …

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