About Beatrice Cherrier

I am a historian of economics. You can find some information on my INET webpage, or on my CV here and my SSRN page here. I’m in the process of moving my preprints to my new SocArXiv page.

My dissertation was a comparative analysis of the worldviews (science and values) of Gunnar Myrdal (published paper), Milton Friedman (published paper // final draft) and Jacob Marschak (published paper// final draft)

I have then written a history of MIT economists.

My current project, funded by INET and the CHOPE, deals with the tranformation of economics between the mid-1960 and the mid-1980s. I’m particularly interested in the rise of applied economics in these years (at least in prestige). With Roger Backhouse, I have written a framing paper for a 2016 conference on this topic. I work on several case studies to understand this transformation: the history of the JEL codes, and how they came to embody the core/applied structure of economics, the rise (and fall) of urban economics in 1965-1975, the transformation of Musgrave’s public finance into modern public economics,  how collective decision became a marginal subject in economics, and the history of the MIT-Fed-Penn macroeconometric model.

Together with Aurélien Saidi, I have also written a history of the sunspots literature.

I’m affiliated with the History of Social Sciences Group, ENS Cachan, France and CREM, University of Caen. I sometimes blog on the INET blogformerly on wordpress). I’m twitting @undercoverhist.

Contact: beatrice.cherrier (at) gmail.com

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