HES Sessions at ASSA

The AEA/ASSA meetings in January 2021 will be virtual. More information about dates, times, and virtual presentation methods will be made available in October.

January 3 – 5, 2021

Link to ASSA’s online schedule: click here

HES Sessions:

Schedule information will be posted soon

Economics and Racism – The Long View

Organizer: Ross B. Emmett (Arizona State University)

Chair: Evelyn Forget (University of Manitoba)

JEL Codes: B0; B3

  • Economists, Race and Racism: The Long View
    • Authors: Sandra J. Peart (University of Richmond) and David M. Levy (George  Mason University)
  • Fighting Racism with/in Economics? The Journey of Phyllis A. Wallace, 1944-1975
    • Author: Cléo Chassonnery-Zaïgouche (University of Cambridge)
  • Francis Galton’s Pictorial Statistics: The Eugenic Origins of Ethnic Profiling
    • Author: Marcel Boumans (Universiteit Utrecht)
  • Session Discussant : Guy Numa (Colorado State University)

New Historical Perspectives on Women and Economics

Organizers: Evelyn Forget (University of Manitoba), Cléo Chassonnery-Zaïgouche (University of Cambridge), and John Singleton (University of Rochester)

JEL Codes: B20; B54

  • “Of Men and Models”: Macroeconometric Modeling and a Scientific World Made for Men
    • Authors: Juan Acosta (Universidad de los Andes), and Erich Pinzón-Fuchs (Universidad Nacional de Colombia)
  • Feminist Economics versus Gender Neoclassical Economics: The Case of Barbara Bergmann’s Contribution on the Theory of Marriage
    • Author: Giandomenica Becchio (University of Torino)
  • Women in the Economics Profession in Switzerland Since the 1970s.
    • Authors: Cléo Chassonnery-Zaïgouche (University of Cambridge), Thierry Rossier (University of Lausanne and Copenhagan Business School)
  • A Quantitative History of Economic Research by Women (1940-2015)
    • Author: Erin Hengel (University of Liverpool)

Inequalities in the Progressive Era

Organizer: Guillaume Vallet (Université Grenoble Alpes)

JEL Codes: B15; N30

  • Inequalities and Industrial Democracy: Albion W. Small’s Progressive Views
    • Author: Virgile Chassagnon and Guillaume Vallet (Université Grenoble Alpes)
  • R.T. Ely and the Labor Problems
    • Author: Annie Cot, (Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne)
  • Stephen Leacock on Political Economy and the Unsolved Riddle of Social Justice
    • Author: Robert Dimand (Brock University)
  • The Tariff Question, the Labor Question, and Henry George’s Triangulation
    • Author: Stephen Meardon (Bowdoin College)

Macro Agent-based vs. DGSE Modeling: A Short History of Two Competing Approaches to Macroeconomics

Organizer: Muriel Dal Pont Legrand (Université Cote d’Azur CNRS GREDEG)

Chair: David Colander (Middlebury College)

JEL Codes: B2; E3

  • Is Cross-Fertilization Possible in Macroeconomics? DSGE confronts MAB Models
    • Author: Muriel Dal Pont Legrand (Université Cote d’Azur CNRS GREDEG)
  • The Incorporation of Agent-Based Models in the Bank of England’s Toolkit
    • Author: Romain Plassard (Université Paris Dauphine)
  • Agent Based Macroeconomics : A Syncretic View
    • Author: Domenico Delli Gatti (Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milan)
  • Sponsored by the International Network for Economic Methodology

Economic Pluralism and Unity in History, Theory and Methodology

Organizer: José Edwards (Universidad Adolfo Ibanez)

Chair: Marcel Boumans (Universiteit Utrecht)

JEL Codes: B20 ; B40

  • A Fish History of Economics: From Worldly Philosophers to Efficiency Experts and Beyond
    • Author: José Edwards (Universidad Adolfo Ibañez)
  • Sheila Dow’s Open Systems Methodology
    • Author: John Davis (Marquette University and University of Amsterdam)
  • The Many Faces of Pluralism and Unification in Economics
    • Author: D. Wade Hands (University of Puget Sound)