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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However, if only one name becomes attached to a concept, it will be the name of
the person who held the pen or made the ... valuable roles of others (but Reid did
become a Distinguished Fellow of the AEA in 1980, the first woman so chosen).
The working of the system becomes visible, however, when memory fails and
narrative competence collapses, or when self-narration is deliberately refused.
Then the link between identity narrative and normality becomes manifest. As Kay
22) It is hardly surprising then that both academics and nonacademics perceived
the danger of graduate students becoming too absorbed in the official image: I
think they should be realistic about what their job is going to be, and try to acquire
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