History of Political Economy

Economics as a discipline evolved from what was once called “political economy” during the times of Adam Smith and John Stuart Mill. Researchers who work in this field study the development of economic thought as framed by varied political and social contexts, from its origins as a philosophy to the application and construction of methodologies and tools. Researchers at Duke have access to the Economists’ Papers Project, the largest collection in the world of the academic papers of important economists of the past and present.

Associated Research Groups & Centers

Faculty In This Field

Bruce J. Caldwell

Bruce J. Caldwell

Research Professor of Economics
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William A. Darity

William A. Darity

Professor of Economics
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Neil de Marchi

Neil de Marchi

Professor Emeritus of Economics
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Kevin Douglas Hoover

Kevin Douglas Hoover

Professor of Economics
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E. Roy Weintraub

E. Roy Weintraub

Professor Emeritus of Economics
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