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Smith and Marx Walk into a Bar: A History of Economics Podcast

Feb 15, 2020

Gerardo, Scott, and Carlos talk with philosopher of economics Catherine Herfeld, Assistant Professor of Social Theory and Philosophy of the Social Sciences at the University of Zurich. Topics include Herfeld's work on the various meanings and uses of the rationality principle in economics, the challenges of straddling...


Jan 15, 2020

Co-hosts Carlos Eduardo Suprinyak, Gerardo Serra, and Scott Scheall discuss a few recent additions to the literature in the history of economic thought. Topics include the disagreement between Adam Smith and Edmund Burke over the East India Company, the evolving conceptualizations of "poverty" in African languages, and...


Dec 15, 2019

Carlos attends the 7th Latin American Conference of the History of Economic Thought in Curitiba, Brazil, and talks with Jimena Hurtado of Colombia's Universidad de los Andes, Jose Edwards of Chile's Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez, Felipe Almeida of Brazil's Federal University of Paraná, Rebeca Gomez Betancourt of...


Nov 15, 2019

In this episode, Scott Scheall sits down with Stefan Kolev, Professor of Economics at the University of Applied Sciences Zwickau, to discuss a range of topics, including the history and significance of the German Ordoliberal economists, the "Old" Chicago school of economics, the proper meaning of the...


Oct 15, 2019

Gerardo, Scott, and Carlos talk with Robert Leonard, former President of the History of Economics Society and Professor of Economics at Université du Québec à Montréal. The discussion ranges from the history of game theory to the "Buddhist economics" of E. F. Schumacher, Professor Leonard's latest research subject,...