Prosopography: The Missing Link in the History of Economics

Forthcoming in : E. Roy Weintraub and Till Düppe (eds.) A Contemporary Historiography of Economics, Routledge

30 Pages Posted: 10 May 2018 Last revised: 16 Jul 2018

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Andrej Svorenčík

University of Mannheim - Department of Economics

Date Written: July 4, 2018

Abstract

Prosopography, or less accurately collective biography, is a method of analyzing of what a group of people from a specific historical context have or have not in common. Although it is a well-established method, it is novel to the history of economics. In this chapter I outline how to apply prosopography and argue that it provides an interpretative framework for understanding academic communities. With the help of a number of examples I show where its potential lies.

Keywords: Prosopography, History of Economics, Economics PhD Production, Adviser-advisee networks

JEL Classification: B10, B20, B30, L14, J44, J62

Suggested Citation

Svorenčík, Andrej, Prosopography: The Missing Link in the History of Economics (July 4, 2018). Forthcoming in : E. Roy Weintraub and Till Düppe (eds.) A Contemporary Historiography of Economics, Routledge, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3168790

Andrej Svorenčík (Contact Author)

University of Mannheim - Department of Economics ( email )

D-68131 Mannheim
Germany

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