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Episode Twenty Three

8/15/2019
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In Episode Twenty Three, Professor Richard van den Berg of Kingston University London joins Carlos, Scott, and Gerardo to talk about the life and times, and economic ideas of Richard Cantillon, the early 18th-century Irish-French economist, banker, and financial rapscallion. Smith and Marx Walk into a Bar: A History of Economics Podcast is supported by the History of Economics Society: www.historyofeconomics.org

Duration:00:47:55

Episode Twenty Two

7/15/2019
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In this episode, recorded at the 2019 Annual Meeting of the History of Economics Society, co-hosts Carlos Eduardo Suprinyak, Gerardo Serra, and Scott Scheall are joined by five historians of economics still in the early stages of their careers to discuss several of the issues confronting young scholars in the field. The co-hosts are joined by Anna Noci of the University of Insubria, Matthieu Renault of the University of São Paulo, Chung-Tang Cheng of the London School of Economics, Matthew...

Duration:00:24:56

Episode Twenty One (Mid-Year 2019 Bonus Episode)

7/1/2019
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In this episode, a recording of a discussion held at Arizona State University as part of the Center for the Study of Economic Liberty's Perspectives on Economic Liberty series, historians of economic thought Sandra Peart of the University of Richmond and Joseph Persky of the University of Illinois-Chicago discuss John Stuart Mill, his relationship with his friend and, later, wife Harriet Taylor-Mill, and his writings on, and ever changing attitude toward, economic freedom. Video of the...

Duration:00:56:51

Episode Twenty

6/15/2019
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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...

Duration:00:47:33

Episode Nineteen

5/15/2019
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Co-host Gerardo Serra reports from the University of Ibadan (Nigeria) to discuss new initiatives and research in the history of African economic thought. Guests include Jerome Lange (Associate researcher, University of Paris 1) and Richard Itaman (Lecturer in comparative political economy of late development, King's College, London), the main organizers of the Young Scholars Initiative conference on 'The past and the future of African development', and a group of scholars doing exciting...

Duration:00:44:18

Episode Eighteen

4/15/2019
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In this episode, a recording of a public lecture held at Arizona State University, co-host Scott Scheall talks with Bruce Caldwell and Brad Bateman about the work of F. A. Hayek and John Maynard Keynes, as well as the professional relationship and personal friendship between the two famous economists. ERRATUM: At one point late in the episode, Scott mentions a postcard that Keynes sent to Hayek, in which the former praised the latter's famous Road to Serfdom. In fact, it was a letter, not a...

Duration:01:09:49

Episode Seventeen

3/15/2019
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Co-hosts Carlos Eduardo Suprinyak and Scott Scheall are joined by Hans-Michael Trautwein, Professor of Economics at the Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg and Past President of the European Society for the History of Economic Thought (ESHET). The conversation covers the relationship between business-cycle theorizing and macroeconomics, the current state of macroeconomics ten years after the financial crisis, the study of economics and its history in China, and Hans-Michael's argument...

Duration:00:54:35

Episode Sixteen

2/15/2019
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Co-host Scott Scheall is joined by Malcolm Rutherford, Professor of Economics at the University of Victoria in British Columbia, Canada, and 2014 Distinguished Fellow of the History of Economics Society, to talk about Professor Rutherford's work on the American Institutionalist economists. Smith and Marx Walk into a Bar is supported by a grant from the History of Economics Society: http://historyofeconomics.org

Duration:00:43:21

Episode Fifteen

1/15/2019
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Co-hosts Gerardo Serra, Scott Scheall, and Carlos Eduardo Suprinyak chat with Secretary of the History of Economics Society, Marianne Johnson of the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. Topics include Professor Johnson's work on the American Institutionalist economists, her thoughts on Democracy in Chains, historian Nancy MacLean's controversial book about James Buchanan and Virginia political economy, and about her experiences doing research in and about the country of Albania. Smith and Marx...

Duration:00:50:20

Episode Fourteen

12/15/2018
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Co-hosts Carlos Eduardo Suprinyak, Gerardo Serra, and Scott Scheall summarize and discuss several recent contributions to the scholarly literature in the history of economic thought. Topics include the funding practices of the Ford Foundation in 1960s Latin America, as well as the continuing relevance of both the socialist calculation and Hayek-Keynes debates to contemporary economics and, especially, economic policymaking. If you are inclined to read the papers discussed in this episode,...

Duration:01:15:36

Episode Thirteen

11/15/2018
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Co-hosts Scott Scheall, Carlos Eduardo Suprinyak, and Gerardo Serra are joined by three historians of economics still in the early phases of their respective careers -- Maria Bach of the American University of Paris, Kelly Goodman of Yale University, and Erich Pinzón-Fuchs of Universidad de los Andes -- for a discussion of the many fascinating challenges that confront young scholars in the field. Smith and Marx Walk into a Bar: A History of Economics Podcast is supported by the History of...

Duration:01:02:53

Episode Twelve

10/15/2018
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Co-hosts Gerardo Serra, Scott Scheall, and Carlos Eduardo Suprinyak interview Mauro Boianovsky, Past-President of the History of Economics Society, about his work on the history of development economics, the influence of Latin American scholars on contemporary history of economics, his experience as a graduate student with the post-Keynesian economic tradition at Cambridge, and the importance of travel writing to historical scholarship on economic thought. Smith and Marx Walk into a Bar: A...

Duration:00:50:08

Episode Eleven

9/21/2018
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Co-hosts Carlos Eduardo Suprinyak, Gerardo Serra, and Scott Scheall interview Stephen Meardon, Associate Professor of Economics and Director of the Center for the Study of Western Hemispheric Trade at Texas A&M International University. Discussion topics include Professor Meardon's work on the history of American trade protectionism and the relevance of this history to contemporary circumstances, as well as his tenure as editor of Journal of the History of Economic Thought. Smith and Marx...

Duration:00:48:46

Episode Ten

8/15/2018
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Co-host Scott Scheall interviews Tyler DesRoches, Senior Sustainability Scholar and Assistant Professor in the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability at Arizona State University. The conversation encompasses the ever-growing significance of interdisciplinary approaches to social inquiry, environmental economics and its history, the history of theories of natural capital, and the relation between philosophical and economic accounts of well-being. Now that the school break is...

Duration:00:31:35

Episode Nine

7/15/2018
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In this wide-ranging episode, co-host Scott Scheall interviews Ross Emmett, Professor of Political Economy and Director of the Center for the Study of Economic Liberty at Arizona State University. Discussion topics include Ross's work on Frank Knight and the circle of economists around Knight at the University of Chicago, Robert Malthus's contributions to economics, and Ross's friendship with the influential historian of economic thought Warren Samuels. Smith and Marx Walk into a Bar is...

Duration:00:30:54

Episode Eight (Mid-Year Bonus Episode)

7/1/2018
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In this one-on-one interview, co-host Gerardo Serra talks with Felwine Sarr, author of Afrotopia (2016) and professor of economics at Gaston Berger University in Senegal. Topics include the relevance (or lack thereof) of development economics to conditions in African economies, the significance of African philosophy for thinking about the economic problems of the continent, and the status of the field of history of economic thought in Africa. Smith and Marx Walk into a Bar is supported by a...

Duration:00:26:09

Episode Seven

6/15/2018
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Co-hosts Carlos Eduardo Suprinyak, Gerardo Serra, and Scott Scheall are joined by Maria Pia Paganelli, Professor of Economics at Trinity University and one of the world's leading Adam Smith scholars. Topics include the significance of reading Adam Smith in the modern age, recent trends in Smith scholarship, how studying Smith affects one's outlook on society and politics, and the value of exercise to professional success in academia. Smith and Marx Walk into a Bar is supported by a grant...

Episode Six

5/15/2018
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Co-hosts Scott Scheall, Gerardo Serra, and Carlos Eduardo Suprinyak are joined by François Allisson, Senior Lecturer in the Walras-Pareto Center at the University of Lausanne, Switzerland. Discussion topics include Nikolai Sieber, the first Russian translator of Marx, Professor Allisson's work on the reception of marginalist economics in Russia, and life at the Walras-Pareto Center. Smith and Marx Walk into a Bar is supported by a grant from the History of Economics Society:...

Duration:00:50:49

Episode Five

4/15/2018
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Join co-hosts Gerardo Serra, Scott Scheall, and Carlos Eduardo Suprinyak as they summarize and discuss a few contributions to the recent literature. Smith and Marx Walk into a Bar is supported by a grant from the History of Economics Society: http://historyofeconomics.org

Duration:00:47:29

Episode Four

3/15/2018
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Co-hosts Carlos Eduardo Suprinyak, Gerardo Serra, and Scott Scheall are joined by the new co-editor of the Journal of the History of Economic Thought, Professor Jimena Hurtado of Universidad de los Andes. Discussion topics include the economic philosophies of political theorists Jean-Jacques Rousseau and Alexis de Tocqueville, the modern significance of classical economics, the importance of field work to development economics, and the leading role of Latin American scholars in today's...

Duration:00:38:58