Why economics needs the history of thought

By | July 15, 2011

An interview with Bruce Caldwell, Director of the Center for the History of Political Economy at Duke University. A description of the interview:

Who is going to teach fields like economic methodology and the history of economic thought if these fields aren’t taught to current graduate students? Bruce Caldwell is filling this hole in the graduate curriculum. The Hayek scholar is ramping-up the Center for the History of Political Economy at Duke University to educate a generation of future professors – a generation that is well-versed in the history of economic thought, and that communicates with other social sciences and the humanities. These are the seeds of new economic thinking.

I find the idea really, really interesting.