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Smith and Marx Walk into a Bar is hosted by historians of economic thought Carlos Eduardo Suprinyak, Gerardo Serra, and Scott Scheall. Each month, the hosts discuss themes related to economics, its history and methodology, and its relevance to contemporary affairs.

Smith and Marx Walk into a Bar: A History of Economics Podcast Smith and Marx Walk into a Bar

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Smith and Marx Walk into a Bar is hosted by historians of economic thought Carlos Eduardo Suprinyak, Gerardo Serra, and Scott Scheall. Each month, the hosts discuss themes related to economics, its history and methodology, and its relevance to contemporary affairs.

    Episode Twenty Eight

    Episode Twenty Eight

    Co-hosts Carlos Eduardo Suprinyak, Gerardo Serra, and Scott Scheall discuss a few recent additions to the literature in the history of economic thought. Topics include the disagreement between Adam Smith and Edmund Burke over the East India Company, the evolving conceptualizations of "poverty" in African languages, and the role that policymakers' epistemic limitation may have played in the current "democratic crisis" in many Western democracies. 

    • 1 hr 15 min
    Episode Twenty Seven

    Episode Twenty Seven

    Carlos attends the 7th Latin American Conference of the History of Economic Thought and talks with Jimena Hurtado of Colombia's Universidad de los Andes, Jose Edwards of Chile's Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez, Felipe Almeida of Brazil's Federal University of Paraná, Rebeca Gomez Betancourt of the University of Lyon in France, and Alexandre Mendes Cunha of the Federal University of Minais Gerais about the past, present, and future of the Latin American Society for the History of Economics (ALAHPE).

    • 37 min
    Episode Twenty Six

    Episode Twenty Six

    In this episode, Scott Scheall sits down with Stefan Kolev, Professor of Economics at the University of Applied Sciences Zwickau, to discuss a range of topics, including the history and significance of the German Ordoliberal economists, the "Old" Chicago school of economics, the proper meaning of the term “neoliberalism,” and Stefan’s upbringing in post-communist Bulgaria.

    • 59 min
    Episode Twenty Five

    Episode Twenty Five

    Gerardo, Scott, and Carlos talk with Robert Leonard, former President of the History of Economics Society and Professor of Economics at Université du Québec à Montréal. The discussion ranges from the history of game theory to the "Buddhist economics" of E. F. Schumacher, Professor Leonard's latest research subject, to his experiences studying under the late Craufurd Goodwin, a legendary figure in the field of history of economic thought.

    • 42 min
    Episode Twenty Four

    Episode Twenty Four

    In this episode, co-hosts Carlos Eduardo Suprinyak, Gerardo Serra, and Scott Scheall are joined by Alain Marciano and Jean-Baptiste Fleury, co-winners of this year's Craufurd Goodwin Prize for Best Article in the History of Economics for their article "The Making of a Constitutionalist: James Buchanan on Education."

    Smith and Marx Walk into a Bar: A History of Economics Podcast is supported by the History of Economics Society: www.historyofeconomics.org

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Episode Twenty Three

    Episode Twenty Three

    In Episode Twenty Three, Professor Richard van den Berg of Kingston University London joins Carlos, Scott, and Gerardo to talk about the life and times, and economic ideas of Richard Cantillon, the early 18th-century Irish-French economist, banker, and financial rapscallion.

    • 51 min

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