History of postwar economics, history of macroeconomics, monetary economics

I am an economist by training and historian by heart. In fact, I usually say that I have a split soul, as I like to engage historically with recent economics (i.e., economics produced after World War II), in particular macroeconomics. I’ve been working on how modern tools, techniques and modeling strategies came to be dominant, or had their use stabilized in the postwar period. In common with the other “Kids” of the History of Economics Playground, I’m interested on the particular communities and networks in which the use of those tools are stabilized, and how technical knowledge is created.

I’m professor of economics at the University of São Paulo (FEA-USP), and several of my academic work can be found in my page at SSRN, and, for those who dare to know Portuguese, in my official homepage.

I like very much the sand of this Playground and hope to have a playful interaction with the e-world.

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ASSA Meetings: a Showcase for the History of Economics?

Article | Jan 20, 2013

Economists and historians of economics have related differently over time, and the past of the discipline has then served for varied purposes.

Jurassic Economics at ASSA-AEA 2013

Article | Jan 9, 2013

The History of Economics Society (HES) held four sessions at the Allied Social Science Associations (ASSA) 2013 meeting, in San Diego, Jan. 4-6: “Keynes and the International Monetary System” (co-organized by Robert Dimand and Rebeca Gomez Betancourt), “Writing MIT’s History” (organized by E. Roy Weintraub and having our blog fellow Yann Giraud presenting), “Looking for Best Practices in Economic Journalism: Past and Present” (organized by our blog fellow Tiago Mata), and “Real Business Cycle after Three Decades: Past, Present and Future” (a panel discussion co-organized by Warren L. Young and Sumru Altug).

The Visible Hand Writing History

Article | Jul 7, 2012

[We are inaugurating something new in this blog: a jointly written post!]

Bretton Woods, Past and Present: 3. Models in Economics

Article | Sep 24, 2011

I cannot resist but to start quoting Mary Morgan’s second entry to the second edition of the New Palgrave: “Modeling became the dominant methodology of economics during the 20th century.”