By way of introduction
The past decade has seen significant growth in work on the history of economics since WW2. The availability of source-materials has increased dramatically, new methods have been employed and scholars have looked across disciplinary boundaries. This work has produced insightful contextual histories of the development of economic ideas. We believe that the history of recent economics has developed to such an extent that it is worth bringing researchers together in a meeting devoted specifically to this period, and if this is successful to do so annually.
The History of Recent Economics Conference was launched in 2007 by an organising committee comprised of Roger Backhouse (University of Birmingham), Philippe Fontaine (Ecole normale supérieure de Cachan) and Tiago Mata (Technical University of Lisbon).
8th Annual Conference on the History of Recent Economics
May 23-24, 2014, University of Siena, Italy.