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Game Theory and Cold War Rationality: A Review Essay
(Economic Research Initiatives at Duke (ERID), 2016-02-23)
This essay reviews new histories of the role of game theory and rational decision-making in shaping the social sciences, economics among them, in the post war period. The recent books "The World the Game Theorists Made" ...
MIT’s Openness to Jewish Economists
(Economic Research Initiatives at Duke (ERID), 2013-06-26)
MIT emerged from “nowhere” in the 1930s to its place as one of the three or four most important sites for economic research by the mid-1950s. A conference held at Duke University in April 2013 examined how this occurred. ...
Siting the New Economic Science: The Cowles Commission's Activity Analysis Conference of June 1949
(Economic Research Initiatives at Duke (ERID), 2013-05-01)
In the decades following WWII, the Cowles Commission for Research in Economics came to represent new technical standards that informed most advances in economic theory. The public emergence of this community was manifest ...
McCarthyism and the Mathematization of Economics
(Economic Research Initiatives at Duke (ERID), 2016-02-18)
Historians of the social sciences and historians of economics have come to agree that, in the United States, the 1940s transformation of economics from political economy to economic science was associated with economists’ ...