2016 (University of Sao Paulo)

March 14-15, 2016
University of Sao Paulo

Local organizer: Pedro Duarte



Marcel Boumans (Utrecht University): “The Methodological Debates of the 1950s”

Philippe Fontaine (École Normale Supérieure de Cachan): “Another History of Economics”

Joel Isaac (University of Cambridge): “The Rediscovery of Property Rights in Postwar Economics”

Tiago Mata (University College London): “The Responsibility to Teach, 1966-1970”

Luke Messac (University of Pennsylvania): “From nutrition to human capital: the role of health in development thought and practice in Nyasaland/Malawi, 1925-1980”

Camila Orozco Espinel (École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales): “Pragmatism and skills: scientific knowledge as technical knowledge. MIT’s Economic Department and the demarcation of mainstream economics territory”

Erich Pinzón Fuchs (Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne): “Macroeconometric modeling as a ‘photographic description of reality’ or as an ‘engine for the discovery of concrete truth’? Friedman and Klein on statistical illusions”

Theodore Porter (UCLA): “Funny Numbers: Indicators and Incentives in Political Economy”

Tobias Vogelgsang (LSE): “Producing and disseminating cognitive artefacts: US policy and Germany’s post-1945 recovery”


Bruno Damski (USP, PhD): “Mapping the DSGE models: a bibliometric analysis”

Gabriel Oliva (USP, MA): “The development of Hayek’s views on complexity”

Hugo Chu (USP, PhD): “A Historical Account of the Rise and Consolidation of Representative Agent in Macroeconomics”

Marco Paulo Franco (UFMG, PhD): “The Methodological Pluralism of Ecological Economics: Contributions from P. K. Feyerabend’s Philosophy of Science”

Thiago Oliveira (UFMG, MA): “Lionel Robbins and the pre-history of microfoundations: the unintended consequences of Robbins’s “first step individualism”
(UFMG is the Federal University of Minas Gerais)