Ceteris Never Paribus: The History of Economic Thought Podcast covers diverse topics from the history of economics, economic thought, and economic ideas such as new research and methodological questions.
The podcast hosts are Reinhard Schumacher, Maria Bach, Juan C. A. Acosta, Christina Laskaridis, Camila Orozco Espinel, and Erwin Dekker.
- Reinhard Schumacher is a post-doctoral research fellow at the Department of Economic and Social Sciences of the University of Potsdam. His research interests include the history of economic ideas, international political economy, trade theory and policy, and development economics. His publications in the history of economic thought deal with the history of trade theory, Scottish Enlightenment and the early Austrian School of Economics. He earned his PhD in economics in 2016 from the University of Potsdam. In his thesis he deals with Adam Smith’s theory of foreign trade and economic development. He was a Research Fellow at the Center for the History of Political Economy at Duke University in 2014 and a visiting professor at the Université Lumière Lyon 2 in 2017.
- Maria Bach is finishing her PhD at King’s College London in International Political Economy and is currently an Economics Lecturer at the American University of Paris. Her thesis analyses how Indian Political Economists constructed an idea of development at the turn of the 19th century. Before starting her PhD, Maria was a consultant at the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) in Paris working on a project entitled New Approaches to Economic Challenges. Maria completed her MSc in Development Economics in 2012 at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) and her BA in International Economics and Applied Mathematics at the American University of Paris in 2011.
- Juan C. A. Acosta is a PhD candidate at the University of Lille. He’s writing a dissertation on the revival of interest in monetary policy in the United States during the 1950s and 1960s, focusing in particular on the role played by large macroeconometric models and the interaction between academics and Fed officials. He completed an MSc in the History of Economic Thought at the University of Paris I, and a BA and MSc in Economics at Universidad de los Andes. He was a research fellow at Duke’s Center for the History of Political Economy during the fall semester of 2016.
- Christina Laskaridis is a PhD candidate in Economics at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London. Her PhD analyses the theory and practice of debt sustainability within the International Monetary Fund; her research interests include the history of monetary and debt debates. Christina enjoys engaging students with economics through an appreciation of its historical development and evolving controversies, and has held a Senior Teaching Fellow post at SOAS and taught at UCL. Christina completed her MSc in Political Economy of Development at SOAS and her BA in Economics and Politics at the University of York.
- Camila Orozco Espinel is an interdisciplinary scholar. She has five years economics degree with an emphasis in mathematics from the National University of Colombia, and a Master’s degree in history of economic thought and philosophy of economics from the University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne. Camila is currently a doctoral candidate in sociology at the EHESS (École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, School of Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences). Her research focuses on 20th Century history of economics, primarily the post-Second World War quest of the discipline for scientific authority. She recently published in the Revue d’Histoire des Sciences Humaines “Homogenize the profession to do science? Economics in the United States after World War II”. She also pursues research on women economists in Latin America and careers determinants of undergraduate and graduate female students in economics.
- Erwin Dekker is a post-doctoral researcher at the Erasmus School of Economics where he is working on the intellectual biography of Nobel laureate and Dutch economist Jan Tinbergen. He is also assistant professor in cultural economics at the Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication and has been post-doctoral fellow at the Economics Department of George Mason University. He has recently published ‘The Viennese students of Civilization’ (2016) with Cambridge University Press. His research focuses on the intersection of art and culture with economics. He has published in the fields of cultural economics, economic methodology and intellectual history, and he is currently working on the moral frameworks which sustain markets.
The featured music in this podcast is Tambourins by Philippe Rameau.