The age of the contemplative economist-scholar—at home equally in classical languages, economic history, the history of ideas, and mathematical theory—has passed. The history of economics as a subdiscipline has lost touch with the mainstream study of economics. InThe Future of the History of Economics, internationally known scholars from ten countries provide a comparative assessment of the subdiscipline. The twenty-six chapters address different national traditions, journals, professional meetings, graduate and undergraduate education, the socialization of new members of the disciplinary community, economic heterodoxy, and connections to other scholarly communities.
Contributors. Roger E. Backhouse, Bradley W. Bateman, Mark Blaug, Peter J. Boettke, Anthony Brewer, Derek S. Brown, José Luís Cardoso, John B. Davis, Ghislain Deleplace, Sheila C. Dow, Ross Emmett, Evelyn L. Forget, Ted Gayer, Craufurd D. Goodwin, Aiko Ikeo, Albert Jolink, Matthias Klaes, John Lodewijks, Maria Cristina Marcuzzo, Stephen Meardon, Steven Medema, Philip Mirowski, Annalisa Rosselli, Shauna Saunders, Margaret Schabas, Bertram Schefold, Esther-Mirjam Sent, E. Roy Weintraub
The Future of the History of Economicsis the 2002 supplement to the journalHistory of Political Economy. All 2002 subscribers will receive a copy as a part of their annual subscription