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

May 15, 2020

Carlos, Scott, and Gerardo are joined by Ivan Moscati, Professor of Economics at Insubria University in Italy, to discuss his book, Measuring Utility: From the Marginal Revolution to Behavioral Economics (2018, Oxford University Press). 

Smith and Marx Walk into a Bar is supported by a grant from the History of...


Apr 15, 2020

In this episode, Gerardo, Carlos, and Scott interview Ivan Boldyrev, Assistant Professor of History and Philosophy of Economics at Radboud University. Topics include Ivan's work on economics and performativity, the history of economics in Soviet and post-Soviet Russia, and the significance of Hegelian philosophy and...


Mar 15, 2020

This unique episode features Gary Mongiovi of St. John's University and David Levy of George Mason University discussing their particular perspectives on the work of James Buchanan, winner of the 1986 Nobel Prize in Economics, and father of public choice economics and constitutional political economy. The episode...


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...