A Pluridisciplinary Conference
The fifteenth History of Recent Economics Conference (HISRECO) will be held at the University of Lausanne, Centre Walras Pareto, on October 28-29, 2022.
Since 2007, HISRECO has brought together researchers from various backgrounds to study the history of economics in the postwar period. The increasing availability of archival materials, along with the development of new perspectives inherited from the larger history and sociology of knowledge, has helped to provide insightful histories of the development of recent economic practices, ideas, and techniques. In particular, this area of research offers good opportunities to young scholars who are interested in interdisciplinary approaches to the history of economics.
For this edition, we have papers dealing with the history of accounting and social quantification, extending into the interwar period. The studies to be presented use approaches from the history and sociology of science, or cultural and science studies, as well as those that build bridges between economic history and the history of economics.
Friday, October 28
9:15-9:30 Welcome and introduction to the conference: François Allisson and Harro Maas (University of Lausanne)
9:30-10:30 Quantifying the Tax Burden: Richard A. Musgrave and the Necessity of Calculations: Maxime Desmarais-Tremblay and Marianne Johnson (Goldsmith University and University of Wisconsin Oshkosh)
10:30-11:00 Coffee break
11:00-12:00 Contested values: Cléo Chassonnery-Zaïgouche (Cambridge University)
12:00-13:00 Infrastructural Calculations: Guillaume Yon (London School of Economics)
14:00-15:00 Historical and methodological aspects of the development of the concept of Beliefs: Yam Mayaan (The Eitan Berglas School of Economics)
15:00-16:00 Dependency theorists put to the test: The ambivalent relationship of Samir Amin and Andre Gunder Frank to institutional data (1967-1971): Adèle Gaillard (Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne)
16:00-16:30 Coffee break
16:30-17:30 Return to the Original Controversies in the History of National Accounting: A Contrast between John Maynard Keynes and Richard Nicholas Stone: Conrado Krivochein (Fluminense Federal University)
17:30-18:00 General Discussion (introduced by Steve Medema, Duke University)
20:00 Conference Dinner: Café du Simplon
Saturday, October 29
9:00-10:00 A Study of Economization: The Performative History of Emissions Trading: P.W. Zuidhof (University of Amsterdam)
10:00-10:30 Coffee break
10:30-11:30 Smoke from Factory Chimneys: The Applied Economics of Air Pollution in the Progressive Era: Spencer Banzhaf (Georgia State University)
11:30-12:30 Exploring the First Argentine National Income Estimate: Cecilia T. Lanata-Briones (University of Warwick)
13:30-14:30 Learning from the Machine: A Topic Modelling and Network Analysis of the CJE: Thiago Oliveira (University of Turin)
14:30-15:00 Closing discussion (introduced by Cléo Chassonnery-Zaïgouche, Cambridge University)