Lecturer at the podium

HPPE Seminars

Historical and Philosophical Perspectives on Economics

The seminar was launched in 2012 and is organised by PhD students at the Economic History Department. It brings together scholars from different disciplines to discuss the evolution of economic thinking and embraces topics from Ancient Greece to contemporary Africa.

The seminar inquires how the theory and practice of economics changes with the historical and philosophical context. The seminar aims to provide scholars at any stage of their career with an opportunity to discuss their work with a critical audience. For further information, please contact the convenors.

  • Seminars: Michaelmas Term 2017

  • Room: TW1 1.01

  • Time: 1-2.30pm





Chung-Tang Cheng: c.cheng9@lse.ac.uk



  • Jill Trinh, University of Western Australia
  • The Pareto Distribution and Its Relationship to Piketty’s Third Fundamental Law of Capitalism



  • Michael McLure, University of Western Australia
  • Thinking Outside the Box: A Reinterpretation and Reconstruction of Edgeworth's Figure 1 



  • Jim Thomas, LSE
  • Victor Edelberg: LSE's Forgotten Econometrician



  • Steven Medema, University of Colorado Denver
  • "Exceptional and Unimportant"? The Rise, Fall, and Rebirth of Externalities in Economic Analysis



  • Debjani Bhattacharyya, Drexel University
  • The Science of Planning: Notes from Indian Economic History



  • Christina Laskaridis, SOAS University of London
  • Rethinking the Concept of Debt Sustainability: A Look Behind Definitions