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Stranger Things: What Is Happening to the History of the Eighties

I spent the past two weeks at the Center for the History of Political Economy at Duke University, where I attended a Summer Institute on the history of economic thought. The institute’s program itself was extremely intellectually generative and I may say something more about it in a later post, but I also did some research at the Rubenstein Library’s excellent collection of the papers of various economists. I spent most of that time looking at the papers of Tibor Scitovsky, a Hungarian-American economist who was at Stanford for most of his career and is probably best known for his Read more