Economics and Engineering: Institutions, Practices and Cultures
Friday, Jan. 4, 2019 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
- Chair: Pedro Garcia Duarte, University of São Paulo
Engineering and Economics at Stanford, 1950-1990
Abstract“Engineering and Economics at Stanford, 1950-1990” will study the institutional, intellectual and metaphorical relationship between economics and engineers at Stanford in the postwar period, using prosopographic and qualitative analyses and focusing on key characters such as Kenneth Arrow or George Dantzig, as well as lesser-known, although equally influential ones, such as Bonnar Brown, Albert Bowker or Gerald Lieberman.
German Fears in Economic Engineering: An Affective Criticism
Abstract“German Fears in Economic Engineering: An Affective Criticism” will study Wilhelm Krelle’s 1958 cooperation with engineer Paul Weber in the construction of a simulator of the economic circular flow. In contrast to the traditional opposition between economic engineering and the normative sphere, Duppe shows that the moral attitude and professional self-understanding that is typical of an engineering approach to economics matches surprisingly well with the Prussian values of militarism, nationalism, and Christian faith.
Stanford University and Harvard University
- B2 - History of Economic Thought since 1925
- B1 - History of Economic Thought through 1925