History of Economic Thought

    Understanding how economists conceived of the economy and of economic problems in different periods and settings allows current economists to resurrect valuable theoretical insights. These inform a new economic thinking that responds to the challenges of our own time.

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    Sadie Alexander: An Economist Ahead of Her Time

    Nina Banks assesses the legacy of the first African-American economist in the United States Watch the video

    Enlightenment Then, Enlightenment Now

    What can today’s economists learn from the 18th century Scottish thinkers who grappled with societal and economic change? Read more