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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Mark Blaug's two volumes. ... The unusual aspect of their dictionary of major
contemporary economists is that it is preceded, in the same volume, by an outline
of the history of economic thought since Keynes, which provides a clear
A volume that does focus on lives is Geoff Harcourt's Post-Keynesian Essays in
Biography (1993). Quite apart from its title, much in this volume echoes Keynes
on biography. Its focus is economists whom Harcourt knew personally; it was ...
Paul John Eakin, for example, in focusing on the concept of "narrative identity" in
this volume, advances that "the labor" of a little girl selling watercress in the East
End of London in the mid-nineteenth century "is a function and a description of ...
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