YSI Event

History of Economic Thought

Economists and economics in Latin America during the twentieth century

We invite papers on topics related to the history of economics and the role of economists in government and international agencies in Latin America during the twentieth century. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • The creation and evolution of economics departments, private think-tanks, and policymaking and data-gathering government and international agencies.
  • Economists as advisers and public intellectuals.
  • The historical relationship between economics and other disciplines (engineering, sociology, law, etc.)
  • European and Anglo-Saxon influences on Latin American economics and economic policy, and vice versa.
  • Economics and ideological warfare in Latin America.

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To submit a paper, go here. Note that you must register yourself on the Young Scholars Directory first if you haven’t already.