Presentation

(c) Fabrice Ducrest, UNIL

The thirteenth History of Recent Economics Conference (HISRECO) will be held at the Château de Dorigny at the University of Lausanne on March 19-21, 2020. Since 2007 HISRECO has brought together researchers from various backgrounds to study the history of economics in the postwar period. It is the organizers’ belief that this period, during which economics became one of the dominant discourses in contemporary society, is worth studying for its own sake. The increasing availability of archival materials, along with the development of new perspectives inherited from the larger history and sociology of knowledge, has helped to provide insightful histories of the development of recent economic practices, ideas, and techniques. In particular, this area of research offers good opportunities to young scholars who are interested in interdisciplinary approaches to the history of economics.

The conference is hosted by the Centre Walras Pareto (University of Lausanne) and is sponsored by the Institute of Political Studies (University of Lausanne) and by the Swiss National Science Foundation (grant IZSEZ0_193046).

Local organizers: François Allisson and Harro Maas.