Professor Mary S Morgan

Professor of History and Philosophy of Economics

History, philosophy and sociology of economics and statistics.

Models, measurements, experiments, observations and facts in history and philosophy of science.

Current work on case studies and narratives; and on ‘performativity’: the ways in which economic ideas and technologies reshape economies in the world.

Current and Recent Research Projects

  • ‘Narratives in Science’ for a special issue (forthcoming) of Studies in the History and Philosophy of Science           
  •  British Academy Wolfson Research Professorship project: Re-Thinking Case Studies Across the Social Sciences 
  • Leverhulme Trust / ESRC project: "How Well Do Facts Travel?" (a group project of the Department of Economic History)
  • Observation in Science: joint work with the University of Amsterdam's History and Philosophy of Economics Research Group and the Max Planck Institute for History of Science in Berlin. 

Albert O. Hirschman Professor of History and Philosophy of Economics

Current Teaching

  • EH429 History of Economics: Ideas, Policy and Performativity


 Selected Recent Publications and Working Papers

(See CV for full listing, and Research Gate for further access)

Recent Books 


Recent Papers/Chapters 

  • “Glass Ceilings and Sticky Floors: Drawing New Ontologies” (Forthcoming 2016) in Cultures Without Culturalism in the Making of Scientific Knowledge ed K. Chemla and E. Fox Keller (Duke University Press) [Department of Economic History, Working Paper No 228, Dec 2015] (Link to LSE Working Paper here)