2020 Executive Committee
Elected Officers of the Executive Committee
President: Marcel Boumans, Utrecht University
Marcel Boumans is Pierson Professor of History of Economics at Utrecht University. His main research focus is understanding empirical research practices from (combined) historical and philosophical perspectives. He is particularly interested in the practices of measurement and modeling and the role of mathematics in social science. These topics are covered by his most recent monograph Science outside the Laboratory (2015). His current research project is on vision and visualization, focused on an historical and epistemological understanding of ignorance. He is former co-editor, with Evelyn Forget, of the Journal of the History of Economics Thought (2008-2013).
Vice President: Ross Emmett, Arizona State University
Ross Emmett is Professor of Political Economy and Director of the Center for the Study of Economic Liberty, School of Civic and Economic Thought and Leadership, Arizona State University. A historian of economics and economic thought, he is best known for his work on Frank H. Knight and the Chicago School.
Secretary: Marianne Johnson, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
Marianne Johnson is a Distinguished Professor of Economics at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. Her research focuses on the history of public economics and public choice, particularly as related to public goods and public policy decision-making. She currently serves on the editorial boards of the Journal for the History of Economic Thought and Œconomia. Dr. Johnson is currently the secretary for the History of Economics Society.
Treasurer: John Berdell, DePaul University, Chicago
John Berdell is an associate professor of economics in the Driehaus College of Business, DePaul University, Chicago.
Past President: Evelyn Forget, University of Manitoba
Evelyn L. Forget is past president of the HES, and a professor at the University of Manitoba, Canada. She has written about women in the history of economic thought, the roles played by knowledge brokers and 18th and 19th century French and British economics more generally.
Co-Editor, Journal of the History of Economic Thought: Jimena Hurtado, University de los Andes
Jimena Hurtado is Co-Editor of the Journal of the History of Economic Thought. She is Associate Professor at the Economics Department of the University of los Andes. She has a B.A. in Political Science and another in Economics and an M.A. in Economics from the same University. She obtained an M.Sc. in Economic Epistemology at the University Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne and a Ph.D. in Economics from the University Paris X Nanterre. She is an Associate Researcher at the French research center Pôle d’Histoire de l’Analyse et des Représentations Economiques, University Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne, member of the Grupo de Investigación en Pensamiento y Teoría Económica, National University of Colombia and University of los Andes, and a founding member of the Asociación Latinoamericana de Historia del Pensamiento Económico (ALAHPE). Her research field is the history of economic thought, in particular the first half of the XVIIIth century, especially the works of Adam Smith and Jean-Jacques Rousseau, and economic philosophy. Now she is working in the history of Colombian economic thought and economic policy during the XIXth century and the first half of the XXth century. In these fields she has published several articles in national and international refereed journals and has contributed with chapters in national and international books.
Co-Editor, Journal of the History of Economic Thought: Pedro G. Duarte, University of São Paulo
Pedro Duarte is Co-Editor of the Journal of the History of Economic Thought. He is Professor of Economics at the University of São Paulo (USP), Brazil, and researches the technical transformations of economics in the 20th century, particularly after World War II. Duarte looks more closely the history of macroeconomics in the postwar period and how macroeconomists built models to observe and intervene in the world. He published several articles on this topic in leading journals on the history of economics, co-edited a book on the history of microfoundations, and has been a guest editor, with Marcel Boumans, of a symposium (“The History of Macroeconometric Modeling”) published in 2019 in the journal HOPE (History of Political Economy). With Yann Giraud, he organized the 2019 HOPE Conference on “Economics and Engineering: Institutions, Practices, and Cultures”. He obtained a B.A. in economics at USP, a mater’s in economics at Pontifical Catholic University at Rio de Janeiro, and a PhD in economics at Duke University. He received the Costantino Bresciani Turroni-AISPE Award in 2006 for the best paper presented by a young researcher at the meeting of the Italian Society for the History of Economic Thought (AISPE), and the ESHET Young Researcher Award in 2015, given by the European Society for the History of Economic Thought for outstanding contributions to the history of economics by scholars under 40 years of age. An occasional twitter (and even more occasional blogger), Duarte is the co-organizer of the History of Recent Economics Conference (HISRECO).
SHOE List Moderator: Humberto Barreto, DePauw University
Humberto Barreto is the Q. G. Noblitt Professor of Economics and Management at DePauw University. Professor Barreto’s scholarship focuses on improving the teaching and learning of economics (for more, see www.depauw.edu/learn/econexcel). He is the moderator of an open
email discussion list with over a thousand subscribers around the world devoted to the history of economic thought called SHOE (click to see the archives and join).
Digital Information Manager: Valentina Erasmo , D’Annunzio University of Chieti–Pescara
Valentina Erasmo is a PhD in “Ethics and Economics” and “History of Economic Thought” at the University of Study G. d’Annunzio, Chieti-Pescara, Italy. She is graduated in Philosophy and Economics. She is interested in the history of economic thought and methodology and more specifically in those questions concerning social choice theory and welfare economics between the Seventies and the Eighties and the relationship between ethics and economics, especially in Amartya Sen’s thought. Among her further research fields, there are the history of American thought, feminist economics and civil economy (principally, relational goods).
She is a member of International Association for Feminist Economics (IAFFE), International Network for Economic Method (INEM) and Fonds pour la Recherche en Ėthique Ėconomique (FREE). She is also the Twittermaster for Societies for the History of Economics (SHoET), which is a joint initiative of the History of Economics Society (HES) and the European Society for the History of Economic Thought (ESHET).
Elected members of the Executive Committee (end of term):
Tiago Mata, University College London (2021)
Tiago Mata researches the politics of economics. He wants to learn how economists came to style themselves as experts, as activists, as propagandists and as public intellectuals and how those choices transformed democratic cultures. Mata looks closely at the relationship between economists and social movements, and the relationship between economists and the media. He has published several articles on these topics in scholarly journals in the history of economics, history of science, and sociology of science and edited a collection on “The Economist as Public Intellectual” published in HOPE. In 2012-16 he was PI of a European Research Council project grant comparing economic journalism in the UK, USA, France, Brazil and Argentina. Mata is one of those people who believe that telling the story of contemporary economics can captivate audiences in all disciplines and well beyond academia. Mata studied in Portugal and the UK, and holds a doctoral degree from the London School of Economics. He has taught in Britain, Netherlands and the USA. He currently lectures in Science and Technology Studies at University College London. He occasionally blogs and tweets but mostly keeps to himself. Tiago wrote this text.
Carlos Eduardo Suprinyak, Cedeplar/UFMG (2022)
Carlos Eduardo Suprinyak is Associate Professor of Economics at the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG), Brazil. He specializes in the history and methodology of economics, studying the interplay of social, political, and economic ideas in early modern England, the institutionalization of economics in Brazil during the postwar era, and the history of economics and international politics in interwar Europe. He has published several papers in peer-reviewed journals, besides co-editing The Political Economy of Latin American Independence (Routledge, 2017). In 2017, he received the Craufurd Goodwin Best Article in the History of Economics Prize, awarded by the History of Economics Society, for the paper ‘Trade, Money, and the Grievances of the Commonwealth: Economic Debates in England during the Commercial Crisis of the Early 1620s’ (History of Economic Ideas, 2016). In 2019, he received the ESHET Young Researcher Award, given by the European Society for the History of Economic Thought for outstanding contributions to the history of economics by scholars under 40 years of age. He is also co-editor of Research in the History of Economic Thought and Methodology and a co-host of Smith and Marx Walk into a Bar: A History of Economics Podcast.
Irwin Collier, Bard College Berlin (2024)
Irwin(Bud) Collier is the scribe/curator of the blog Economics in the Rear-view Mirror (irwincollier.com) that shares archival artifacts bearing on the education of economists in the United States, 1870-1970. He is currently professor of economics at Bard College Berlin, having retired from the Freie Universität Berlin in 2018. As a member of the Executive Committee of HES, he plans to promote a vigorous, continued expansion of cooperative sharing of research/teaching materials and ideas across our international community of scholars.
Thomas Stapleford, University of Notre Dame (2023)
Tom Stapleford is an Associate Professor in the Program of Liberal Studies at the University of Notre Dame and a member of the university’s graduate program in History & Philosophy of Science, where he studies the history of empirical economics in the early to mid-twentieth century, especially its intersection with American political history and the history of capitalism. He is the author of The Cost of Living in America: A Political History of Economic Statistics (Cambridge, 2009) and co-editor of Building Chicago Economics: New Perspectives on the History of America’s Most Powerful Economics Program (Cambridge, 2011), and he has published articles in a diverse set of journals. Stapleford has been awarded major grants from the U.S. National Science Foundation and the Templeton Religion Trust, was a Visiting Scholar at the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, has served on the editorial board for Isis: Journal of the History of Science Society, and was Associate Editor for Studies in the History & Philosophy of Science.