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

Jun 15, 2019

Co-hosts Scott Scheall, Gerardo Serra, and Carlos Eduardo Suprinyak discuss a few recent additions to the literature in the history of economic thought. Topics include the intellectual relationship between David Hume and Jean-Jacques Rousseau, the visit of a delegation of radical American economists to Mao's China during the Cultural Revolution, and the evolution of the structuralist research program in Latin American monetary economics.

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


Ryu Susato: “How Rousseau Read Hume’s Political Discourses: Hints of Unexpected Agreement in Their Views of Money and Luxury”

André Roncaglia de Carvalho: “A Second-Generation Structuralist Transformation Problem: The Rise Of The Inertial Inflation Hypothesis”

American Radical Economists in Mao’s China: From Hopes to Disillusionment
Isabella Maria Weber and Gregor Semieniuk

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