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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HES 2011, Paul Samuelson and the Beatles

Article | Jun 30, 2011

So, how hard is it to write the history of exceptional figures? Shall we buy film cameras?

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Article | Apr 20, 2011

I was just amused with two projects by Shaun Usher: to “gather and sort fascinating letters, postcards, telegrams, faxes, and memos” in his blog Letters of Note, and to present interesting letterheads in his Letterheadyblog.