Economists' Lives: Biography and Autobiography in the History of Economics
This collection of essays, a supplement to History of Political Economy, brings together prominent scholars from economics, sociology, literature, and history to examine the role of biography and autobiography in the history of economics. The first of its kind, this volume looks at the relevance of first-person accounts to narrative histories of economics. The essays consider both the potential and the limits of life writing, which has traditionally been used sparingly by historians of economics, and examine types of biographies, the relationship between autobiography and identity, and the writing of biography.
Contributors to this collection question whether biography is essential to understanding the history of economic ideas and consider how autobiographical materials should be read and interpreted by historians. Articles consider the treatment of autobiographical materials such as conversations and testimonies, the construction of heroes and villains, the relationship between scientific biography and literary biography, and concerns related to living subjects. Several essays address the role of biography and autobiography in the study of economists such as F. A. Hayek, Harry Johnson, Alfred Marshall, John Maynard Keynes, Oskar Morgenstern, and François Quesnay, concluding with several accounts of the interconnection of the historians' projects with their own autobiographies.
All 2007 subscribers to History of Political Economy will receive a copy of "Economists' Lives: Biography and Autobiography in the History of Economics" as part of their subscription.
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The Eulogies of Francois Quesnay Quesnay died on 16 December 1774. Six
eulogies were devoted to him in the years that followed his death. They
emanated both from the learned societies to which he had belonged and from
he was Quesnay's most prominent disciple, Mirabeau's text contains almost no
details on his mentor's life. Eulogies of Quesnay had a moral and didactic
dimension: their purpose was to reveal the deeper meaning of Quesnay's life as
a man of ...
Quesnay: Portrait of a Client We believe that Quesnay was a much more complex
figure than the one found in the eulogies and, therefore, in the biographies. In
particular, the narrative of the "rural Socrates" is clearly contradicted by
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Is Autobiography Antiacademic and Uneconomical?
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