12th annual Summer Institute for the History of Economic Thought

The 12th annual Summer Institute for the Preservation of the History of Economic Thought was held at the University of Richmond, June 24-27, 2011.

The Summer Institute, sponsored by the Jepson School’s Adam Smith Program, gathered young and eminent scholars from the U.S. and around the world to discuss original research in the history of political economy. The Institute offered a forum for scholars to present work in progress or more polished papers to a lively audience. Underlying the diversity of views at the Summer Institute was a commitment to the history of the political economy of the classical liberal tradition. Economic ideas inform conversations about policy, statesmanship, and leadership. 

Past speakers include Brad Bateman, Mauro Boianovsky, James Buchanan, Dave Colander, Dan Hammond, Samuel Hollander, M. Ali Khan, Anthony Laden, David Levy, Deirdre McCloskey, Steve Medema, Phil Mirowski, Leon Montes, Mary Morgan, Maria Pia Paganelli, Sandra Peart, Malcolm Rutherford, Warren Samuels, Eric Schliesser, Gordon Tullock, Anthony Waterman, and Roy Weintraub. 

The June 2011 keynote speaker was Nobel Prize recipient James Buchanan. Dr. Buchanan lead off the Chicago Old and New session with his presentation, "Ideology or Error: Economists and the Great Recession." Other presenters included David Colander, Michael Perelman, Rob Garnett, Daniel Hammond, Thomas C. Leonard, Michael Thomas, and Carlos Eduardo Suprinyak. 

Conference Co-chairs

If you have any questions, please contact:

  • Sandra J. Peart, Dean
    Jepson School of Leadership Studies
    Email: speart@richmond.edu
  • David M. Levy, Professor of Economics
    George Mason University
    Email: DavidMLevy@gmail.com