Fifth Annual Conference on the
History of Recent Economics

29-30 April 2011
Duke University, North Carolina, USA.

09:30-10:00 Introductions
10:00-11:00 Joy Rohde
"Statecraft by Proxy: The Privatization of Social Research for National Security."
11:00-11:15 Coffee
11:15-12:15 Judy Klein
"Mathematical Programming for the Cold War or How I Learned to Stop Worrying Love Satisficing."
Discussant: E. Roy Weintraub
12:15-13:30 Lunch
14:15-15:15 Andrej Svorencik
"Twenty Five Years of Economics Science Association."
Discussant: Evelyn Forget
15:15-16:15 Roundtable on "Interventions", with Craufurd Goodwin, Evelyn Forget, Tiago Mata, Rob McGregor.
10:00-11:00 Daniel T Rodgers
"The Intellectuals' Search for Power in an Age of Fracture, 1975-2000."
11:00 Coffee
11:30-12:30 Alain Marciano and Steven Medema
"The Problem of Social Cost" and the "Coase Theorem": Their Early Reception at the University of Chicago.
Discussant: Verena Halsmayer
12:30 Lunch
14:00-15:00 James Forder
"Milton Friedman on the Institutional Causes of Inflation"
Discussant: Kevin Hoover
15:00-16:00 Pedro Teixeira
"Conquering or Mapping? Textbooks and the Dissemination of Human Capital Theory in Applied Economics."
Discussant: Avi Cohen
16:00 Coffee
16:30-17:30 Rob van Horn
"Aaron Director and the Labour Education Movement."
Discussant: Philippe Fontaine
16:45-18:00 Roundtable on "Writing the history of economics at MIT and Chicago",
with Roger E. Backhouse, Steven G. Medema, and E. Roy Weintraub.