2017 (University of Lucerne)

April 21-22, 2017
University of Lucerne
Frohburgstrasse 3, room 3.B52


Local organizer: Verena Halsmayer

Harro Maas (University of Lausanne):
Economics as a Public Science. Cultures of Prediction in France and the Netherlands

Marion Ronca (University of Zurich):
From Logos to Mythos – The Academic Change of Mind of the Founder of the Swiss Economic Research Centre Eugen Böhler

Laetitia Lenel (Humboldt University of Berlin):
Measurement without Theory? Business Cycle Research at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), 1946-1965

Sarvnaz Lotfi (Virginia Tech):
Postwar R&D Valuation and the “Measure of our Ignorance”

Roger E. Backhouse (University of Birmingham and Erasmus University Rotterdam):
Samuelson and Kennedy

Cléo Chassonnery-Zaïgouche (University of Lausanne):
“The Economists Enter the Courtroom” in Context

Francesco Sergi (University Paris 1 – Panthéon Sorbonne):
The Standard Narrative in History of Macroeconomics: Central Banks and DSGE Models

Steven G. Medema (University of Colorado Denver):
Non-Welfarism in the Early Debates Over the Coase Theorem: The Case of Environmental Economics

The conference was supported by the University of Lucerne Research Committee (FoKo), The Institute of Economic Research Foundation-Brazil (FIPE, University of São Paulo), the European Scientific Coordination Network (GDRI, CNRS) and the KWI (Kulturwissenschaftliches Institut) Lucerne.