Conference program

24th Conference of the
History of Economic Thought Society of Australia

Emily Macpherson Building
RMIT University

379-405 Russell Street
Corner Russell and Victoria Streets
Melbourne

Tuesday 5 July

From 6:30 – Cocktail Reception
Alex and Amanda’s Place [Please note: it is a private residence]
84 St David Street
Fitzroy
Near St Mark’s Church and close to the Melbourne CBD
Phone: 9419 2567

Wednesday 6 July

From 8:30 – Registration

9:15 – 10:45 – The Early Classical Economists

Tony Aspromourgos - The Machine in Adam Smith's Economic and Wider Thought

Tomoyuki Arai – Dugald Stewart on Free Trade of Corn and Poverty in the Early Nineteenth Century Britain

Matthew Smith – William Blake on the Economic Effects of Government Fiscal Policy

Morning Tea:  10:45 – 11:15

11:15 – 12:45: Looking Back to the Nineteenth Century

Peter Groenewegen – A Sign of the Times:  J.S. Nicholson on the Revival of  Marxism

Geoffrey Fishburn – Marx, Marshall, and ‘the good water-nymphs’

Mike White – A Peculiar Archaeology: Searching for Mr. Giffen’s Behaviour

12:45 – 1:45: Lunch

1:45 – 3:30: Keynes I

Cristina Marcuzzo –  From speculation to regulation:Keynes and primary commodity markets [extended session]

Rod O’Donnell – Keynes and The General Theory after 75 Years

Richard Kent – Keynes’s Investment Activities while in the Treasury during World War I 

3:30 –  4:00: Afternoon Tea

4:00 – 5:30: Market Economics in the Mid-Twentieth Century

Craig Freedman and David Colander – The Chicago Counter-revolution and the Loss of the Classical Liberal Tradition

Hiroyuki Okon – Ludwig von Mises as a Pure Subjectivist

Toomas Truuvert – Irving Fisher's Pioneering Roles in the Marginalist Quality of Life Movement and the Economics of Health: Implications for Present Day Societal Quality

Thursday 7 July

9:15 – 10:45: Learning Economics

Alex Millmow – The Green and Gold Revolution: the Making of the Australian Adaption of Paul Samuelson’s Economics Principles Textbook

Gregory C. G. Moore – Teaching Economics within John Henry Cardinal Newman’s Ideal University: A Nineteenth Century Vision for the Twenty-first Century Scholar

Bruce Littleboy – GLS Shackle: Can we Reconcile the Irreconcilable?

Morning Tea:  10:45 – 11:15

11:15 – 12:45: Keynes II

J.E. King – The ‘Cambridge Keynesians’: Some Unanswered Questions

Atsush Komine  – Why did Keynes promote Grace I in 1921? A Cambridge University Officer’s Attitude towards Conferring Degrees on Women

John Ballantyne –Meade's Reconstruction of Keynes

12:45 – 2:00: Lunch

2:00 – 3:30: Pareto, Pigou and Marshall

Gianfranco Tusset – Social Heterogeneity in Vilfredo Pareto

Michael McLure – A Note on A. C. Pigou’s Rationale for Rejecting Pareto’s Law

Naoki Matsuyama – The Source of Marshall’s Thoughts on Economic Progress with a Focus on his Study of American Industry

3:30 –  4:00: Afternoon Tea

4:00 – 5:30

Annual General Meeting

7:00 for 7:30 until 11:00

Conference Dinner – Jasper Hotel
489 Elizabeth Street
Melbourne VIC 3000
- Open Bar until 11:00 pm

Friday 8 July

9:15 – 10:45: The Role of the History of Economic Thought

Steven Kates – The Role of HET in the Development of Economic Theory

Karen Knight – The Economics of Marshall, Pigou and Keynes as a Scientific/Intellectual Movement (SIM):  Methodological Considerations in the History of Economic Thought

William Dixon – From Ricardo to Keynes: A History of Economic Thought as a Laboratory for Understanding the Interaction between Economics and Economy

Morning Tea:  10:45 – 11:15

11:15 – 12:45: Learning from History

Jerry Courvisanos and Stuart Mackenzie – Role of History in Economic Theory: Critical Realism and Joseph Schumpeter’s Plea for Entrepreneurial History 

Peter Jonson – Great Crises of Capitalism – What are the Lessons?

Jeremy Sheamur – Beveridge, The Rockefeller Foundation and the L.S.E.’s Department of Social Biology

12:45 – 2:00: Lunch

2:00 – 3:30: The History of Economic Thought and the Contemporary Economy

David Hart – Opposing Economic Fallacies, Legal Plunder, and the State: Frédéric Bastiat’s Rhetoric of Liberty in the Economic Sophisms (1846-1850)

Cristina Marcuzzo – The History of Economic Thought in Perspective, Past and Future

3:30 –  4:00: Afternoon Tea

4:00 – 5:00: Forum discussion on the Future of HET