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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 Forty: Tom Stapleford

    Episode Forty: Tom Stapleford

    Sarvy, Scott, and new co-host Jennifer Jhun interview Professor Tom Stapleford about his past work on historical epistemology, his more recent work on the engineer and statistician (and co-founder of the National Bureau of Economic Research) Malcolm Rorty, and about his current book project, which considers how to craft government statistics that conform to democratic principles. 

    • 1 hr 15 min
    Episode Thirty Nine: The Literature Review Strikes Back

    Episode Thirty Nine: The Literature Review Strikes Back

    Sarvy, Carlos, Gerardo, and Scott discuss several recent additions to the literature in history of economic thought and methodology. 

    Smith and Marx Walk into a Bar is supported by a grant from the History of Economics Society: http://historyofeconomics.org

    • 1 hr 21 min
    Episode Thirty Eight: Ryan Walter

    Episode Thirty Eight: Ryan Walter

    Carlos, Sarvy, and Gerardo speak with Ryan Walter, Associate Professor at the University of Queensland. Topics include Professor Walter's work on the meaning and significance of classical economics and political economy, the historiography of intellectual history, and his own experience as a podcaster. 

    • 43 min
    Episode Thirty Seven: Jeff Biddle

    Episode Thirty Seven: Jeff Biddle

    Sarvy, Scott, and Carlos interview Jeff Biddle, Professor of Economics at Michigan State University and Past President of the History of Economics Society. Topics include the relationship between Biddle's historical work and his work as a labor economist, the history of agricultural economics, the business cycle work of Wesley Clair Mitchell, and Biddle's forthcoming book on the Cobb-Douglas production regression. 

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Episode Thirty Six: Fabian Muniesa

    Episode Thirty Six: Fabian Muniesa

    In this episode, Carlos, Sarvy, and Gerardo interview Fabian Muniesa, Senior Researcher at the Centre de Sociologie de l'Innovation (CSI), a research center of L'École des Mines de Paris. Discussion topics include Muniesa's earlier work on performativity and how it evolved, valuation studies, ethnographic approaches to economic sociology and business education, and the work and legacy of David Graeber.

    • 54 min
    Episode Thirty Five: Jennifer Jhun

    Episode Thirty Five: Jennifer Jhun

    In this episode, Scott and Gerardo and new co-host, Sarvnaz Lotfi, are joined by Jennifer Jhun, Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Duke University and Faculty Fellow with Duke's Center for the History of Political Economy. The discussion revolves primarily around the uses and abuses of modeling in economics and other fields, such as epidemiology, the usefulness of models for policy purposes, and the significance of ceteris paribus clauses and equilibrium theorizing in economics.

    • 1 hr 1 min

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