History of Economic Thought Boot Camp

27 August 2009 at 12:30 pm 2 comments

| Peter Klein |

A message from Bruce Caldwell:

I am pleased to announce that the Center for the History of Political Economy at Duke University has been awarded a grant by the National Endowment for the Humanities to support a Summer Institute to be held at Duke June 6 – 25, 2010. The institute will bring 25 faculty members from colleges and universities in the US with no previous experience teaching history of economic thought to Duke for a three week “Boot Camp,” with the goal that the participants will go back to their home institutions both prepared and eager to teach an undergraduate course in the field. A number of HES members (past or present Society presidents all, in fact) will serve as lecturers and discussion leaders, including Brad Bateman, Bruce Caldwell, Craufurd Goodwin, Kevin Hoover, Steve Medema, Sandy Peart, and Roy Weintraub. We are hopeful that this institute, if successful, will be continued in future years, and that if alternative sources of funding become available, could be opened up to include graduate students and non-US citizens. (The current constraints on eligibility are due to NEH rules.)

You can contact Bruce for more information.

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  • 1. David Gerard  |  28 August 2009 at 9:59 am

    Do any of you O&M guys teach this?

    I had one great course and one less great but not quite miserable course as an undergrad.

  • 2. Peter Klein  |  29 August 2009 at 2:00 pm

    David, I don’t, not as a full-semester course. I’ve taught a short-course, special-topics seminar dealing with a few HET topics, and my graduate entrepreneurship course has a strong HET element, but I’ve never taught a regular HET survey-type course.

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