NOUS Wide Beam: The Utility of History of Economic Thought, 23 March 2021 

Jan Schnellenbach (Cottbus, Germany) interviewed Rüdiger Bachmann (Notre Dame, USA) and Stefan Kolev (Zwickau, Germany) in a public event within our Spotlight format: How much do students of economics need to know about the roots of their discipline in order to understand how current methodological foundations came into existence? Does reading the works of Smith, Schumpeter or Marx improve the research that economists are doing today? Or should junior researchers primarily be interested in what they find in the ten most recent volumes of the top five journals? And if we want to make students more aware of the history of economics, how do we fit this into the already crowded curricula? Here’s the video:

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