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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Such treatment of past thought as imperfect attempts to achieve the present way
of thinking afflicts many fields, not just economics: Daniel Boorstin (1941, 428,
426) lamented "the subservience of legal historian to practicing lawyer," such that
He also achieved an able synthesis of the erudite researches of the Societe"
archeologique de Rambouillet and added several new elements from his own
research on important aspects of Quesnay's life, such as his role in the debates ...
For unlike him, I was to achieve good grades and an impeccable record of activity
that would, combined with exceptionally high College Board scores, secure my
admission to the best schools and thus ensure my entrance into the best ...
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