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

May 15, 2023

Çınla, François, and Jennifer interview Professor Edmund Phelps, Director of the Center on Capitalism and Society at Columbia University and winner of the 2006 Nobel Prize in Economics, about his new memoir, My Journeys in Economic Theory (May 2023, Columbia University Press).


Apr 15, 2023

Jennifer, Çınla, and François chat with Alex Thomas, Assistant Professor of Economics at Azim Premji University in Bangalore, Karnataka, India about his research and teaching. 


Mar 15, 2023

Çınla, François, and Jennifer discuss a number of recent additions to the literature.

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

Hobbes and the political economy of population – Brian Smith

Motivated ignorance, rationality, and...


Feb 15, 2023

Çınla, François, and Jennifer interview Pedro Garcia Duarte, Senior Research Fellow with the Insper Institute of Education and Research in Sao Paulo, Brazil, and co-editor of Journal of the History of Economic Thought, about his work on the history of macroeconomics. 

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Jan 15, 2023

Our scheduled interview had to be canceled at the last moment, so we took the opportunity to have a short chat with out new co-host, François Allisson, Senior Lecturer at the Walras-Pareto Centre for the History of Economic and Political Thought at the University of Lausanne.

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