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History of Postwar Social Science Workshop

12 December 2014, 10:00 am4:30 pm


10.00 – 10.50:     Taming Maxwell’s Demon: Economists, historians of science, and the Bush Report on American science policy. Harro Maas (Utrecht University) & Roger Backhouse (University of Birmingham)

Coffee break

11.20 – 12.10:      The Rise and fall of central planning. David Engerman (Brandeis University)

12.20 – 13.10:     The struggle over the place of political theory at Berkeley in the 1960s. Emily Hauptmann (University)

Lunch break

14.40 – 15.30:     The contestable marketplace of ideas: Paul Samuelson, radical economics and the political side of textbook making, 1967–1977

Yann Giraud (University of Cergy)

15.40 – 16.30:     From opportunity theory to capital punishment: Economists fighting crime in the 1960s and 1970s. Jean-Baptiste Fleury (University of Cergy)

Organisers: Roger Backhouse (reb@bhouse.org.uk) and Philippe Fontaine (fontaine@ens-cachan.fr). Supported by the CNRS European Scientific Coordination Network (GDRE #711)


12 December 2014
10:00 am – 4:30 pm
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