I am a historian of economics. My main topic is the history of visualization in recent economics. I study how diagrams, graphs, pictures and tables have been used by economists as means of theorizing and/or for educational purposes. My most recent work is concerned with the history of economic education in the United States in the postwar period. I am interested in the way changes in economics textbooks and curriculums, as well as the more institutional debates within the economics professions, have reflected and/or affected the development of economic theorizing and its role in dealing with social issues. Broadly speaking, I am interested in how the development of economic methods is entrenched in peculiar communities and cultural practices. I am curious about how far we can go in using science studies and cultural history as role models for writing interesting new narratives in the history of economics. I am an assistant-Professor and a researcher at THEMA (CNRS UMR 8184) and I teach economics and management at the University of Cergy-Pontoise and at Sciences-Po Saint-Germain-en-Laye. I am also a member of the organizing committee of HISRECO (History of Recent Economics Conference) and co-organizer of the History of ‘Economics as Culture’ workshop.

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Article | Apr 26, 2011

Taking a quick break from my work in the Samuelson archives – so fascinating, believe me! – I can’t resist sharing the following, which I found in his correspondence files.