Science Studies and Economics: An Informal History

Center for the History of Political Economy Working Paper Series No. 2020-05

Economic Research Initiatives at Duke (ERID) Working Paper Forthcoming

18 Pages Posted: 16 Apr 2020 Last revised: 11 May 2020

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E. Roy Weintraub

Duke University - Department of Economics

Date Written: April 14, 2020

Abstract

Duke’s Center for Interdisciplinary Studies in Science and Cultural Theory (CISSCT) hosted a two-year program on “Science Studies and Economics” from 2018-2020. This is a draft of a talk that was to be given in that program in March 2020, but was cancelled with Duke’s coronavirus closure. Written for a general audience, the talk was not directed to economists, philosophers of economics, or historians of economics, but rather toward attendees affiliated with CISSCT. The talk historicizes the difficult relationship between economics and science studies. The absence of detailed references is a result of the talk’s informal nature.

Keywords: science and technology studies, sociology of scientific knowledge, science wars, neoliberalism

JEL Classification: A1, B2, B4, Y8

Suggested Citation

Weintraub, E. Roy, Science Studies and Economics: An Informal History (April 14, 2020). Center for the History of Political Economy Working Paper Series No. 2020-05 , Economic Research Initiatives at Duke (ERID) Working Paper Forthcoming, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3575650 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3575650

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