SOAS University of London

Department of Economics

History in Alfred Marshall's work. An archetypical combination of History and Economics

Jaques Kerstenetzky (Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ))

Date: 11 December 2019Time: 5:00 PM

Finishes: 11 December 2019Time: 7:00 PM

Venue: Paul Webley Wing (Senate House) Room: SALT

Type of Event: Seminar

This is a perusal of Alfred Marshall’s work in its theoretical, institutional and historical content, with the aim of identifying significant ways and patterns of combination of theory and history. The research is guided by Marshall’s own methodological remarks as well as the work of post-Marshallian authors; it is specially influenced by Tiziano Raffaelli’s depiction of Marshall’s evolutionary stance and follows a peculiar way of understanding partial equilibrium suggested by Marco Dardi. Marshall’s work can figure, in this light, as an interesting and lost middle or alternative path in the Methodenstreit.

Speaker Biography

Jaques Kerstenetzky is Associate Professor at the Economics Institute, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Brazil. He was a visiting scholar at DUSP MIT and visiting scholar and adjunct professor at Stern NYU. His research interests include firms and markets from the perspective of Business History and the History of Economic Thought, and the work of Alfred Marshall.

He published, among other works, “Market forms and market power”, in T.Raffaelli, G. Becattini and M. Dardi (editors), The Elgar Companion to Alfred Marshall, Edward Elgar, 2006, “Alfred Marshall and Big Business”, Cambridge Journal of Economics 34(3), 2010, and “The history of Metal Leve S.A. From birth to denationalization”, in W.Baer, J. D’avilla, A. Modenesi, M.G.D. Fonseca and J. Kerstenetzky (editors), Brazil’s Economy. An Institutional and sectoral approach, Routledge 2017.

Organiser: Antonio Andreoni

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