Philippe Fontaine

Philippe Fontaine is Professor of Economics in the Department of Economics and Management at the École normale supérieure de Cachan and a Senior Fellow of the Institut universitaire de France. He was in the Philosophy Department at LSE as Ludwig Lachmann Research Fellow from 2003 to 2005. He is currently a Research Associate at the Centre for the Philosophy of Natural and Social Science. His principal research interest is the history of postwar social science (especially economics, sociology and political science). His publications include The History of the Social Sciences since 1945 (2010) and The Unsocial Social Science? Economics and Neighboring Disciplines since 1945, both co-edited with Roger Backhouse. In 2010-2011, together with Roger Backhouse, he will be organising a seminar series on the history of post-war social science and working of cross-disciplinary research ventures in American research universities since 1945. He also is convenor for the: Seminar series: History of Postwar Social Science Seminar
Project: Cross-disciplinary research ventures in postwar American social science
Contact details: Room LAK G.01 (Lakatos Building), email