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

Jun 15, 2022

Çınla, Scott, and Jennifer discuss a number of recent additions to the literature in history of economic thought and methodology.

If you are interested in reading the papers discussed in this episode, here they are (unfortunately, some may be behind paywalls):

Counterfactual Thinking and Attribute Substitution in...


May 15, 2022

Scott, Jennifer, and Çınla are joined by Margaret Schabas, Professor of Philosophy at the University of British Columbia, to discuss her work. Professor Schabas is the author of numerous articles and several books, including The Natural Origins of Economics, published in 2005, and A Philosopher’s Economist: Hume and...


Apr 15, 2022

Çınla, Scott, and Jennifer speak with Annalisa Rosselli, Senior Professor of History of Economic Thought at Tor Vergata University of Rome and Luiss University of Rome. Discussion topics include Professor Rosselli's work on the significance of speculation for the history of economic thought, Piero Sraffa, John Maynard...


Mar 15, 2022

Jennifer, Çınla, and Scott discuss some of their own recent research, what it takes to develop a successful research project, and offer some advice to graduate students and early-career scholars in the history of economics.

Smith and Marx Walk into a Bar is supported by a grant from the History of Economics Society:


Feb 15, 2022

In this episode, Çınla and Scott discuss their experiences using podcasts as a teaching tool in the classroom and the value of using episodes of Smith and Marx Walk into a Bar to teach the history of economics. 

Smith and Marx Walk into a Bar is supported by a grant from the History of Economics Society: