Jul 15, 2021
Jenn and Scott are joined by Cléo Chassonnery-Zaïgouche, Research Associate at Cambridge University's Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities, to discuss several of her recent research projects. Topics include economists and econometricians as expert witnesses in American court cases, Milton Friedman's controversial paper "Capitalism and the Jews," Tim Leonard's book Illiberal Reformers, and the history of CSWEP, the American Economic Association’s Committee on the Status of Women in the Economics Profession.
Links to papers discussed in this episode:
"How Economists Entered the 'Numbers Game': Measuring Discrimination in the US Courtrooms, 1971-1989":
“'There Is Nothing Wrong about Being Money Grubbing!' Milton Friedman’s Provocative “Capitalism and the Jews” in Context, 1972–88":
"Race in the History of Economics: The Missing Narratives?": https://journals.openedition.org/oeconomia/8158
"'Economics is Not a Men’s Field’: A History of the American Economic Association’s Committee on the Status of Women in the Economics Profession":
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