Rediscovering the history of economic thought

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A recent issue of Oxford Economic Papers used the fiftieth anniversary of the British History of Economic Thought Conference to reflect on the awakening of interest in the history of economic ideas that has accompanied the movement of the twentieth century from 'the present' to 'the past.' Roger Backhouse and James Forder look at reasons for that reawakening and add some arguments of their own in support of the trend.


Original languageEnglish
Number of pages3
Issue number192
JournalRoyal Economic Society Newsletter
PublisherRoyal Economic Society
Publication statusPublished - 18 Jan 2021


  • history of economics