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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Two years before in an article for the Listener titled "Art and the State," he had
called for more "public shows and ... opportunities for the satisfaction of this
almost universal human need should rank high in the arts of government; and a
Some of the most talented artists of the day would design, including Henri
Matisse, Picasso, Andre Derain, Georges ... At the demise of Camargo in 1935,
he conceived of and funded another institution, the Cambridge Arts Theater,
which has ...
theater amid bombed streets in 1942— form a progression that might well stand
for Keynes's stance toward the arts, developed in the intimate spaces of
Bloomsbury. He worked to preserve a civilized cultural haven in the midst of
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