Professor Roger Backhouse

 

Professor of the History and Philosophy of Economics

The Department of Economics

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Contact details

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 6655

Fax +44 (0)121 414 7377

Email r.e.backhouse@bham.ac.uk

Department of Economics
University of Birmingham
JG Smith Building
Birmingham
B15 2TT

About

Roger Backhouse's recent research has been on the history of economics, including a book on John Maynard Keynes, and the the history of the social sciences since 1945. His book, co-authored with Mauro Boianovsky, Transforming Modern Macroeconomics; Exploring Disequilibrium Microfoundations, 1956-2003 has been awarded the Blangui Prize by the European Society of the History of Economic Thought. His main current project is an intellectual biography of Paul A. Samuelson, supported by a Leverhulme Trust Major Research Fellowship.

Qualifications

B.Sc. in Economics and Economic History (University of Bristol0

Ph.D. in Economics (University of Birmingham)

Teaching

On research leave, 2011-2014. Teaching has included the history of economic thought, research methods, applied economics and macroeconomics.

Research

Working on an intellectual biography of Paul A. Samuelson, supported by a 3-year Leverhulme Trust Major Resarch Fellowship. Other research covers Keynes, the history of the social sciences since 1945, and the history of disequilibrium macroeconomics.

Other activities

Co-organiser of History of Recent Economics Conference (HISRECO).

Personal Homepage

Publications

Discussion papers:

‘Becoming Applied: The Transformation of Economics After 1970’ (with Beatrice Cherrier)

‘Hans Apel, Samuelson's Economics and Academic Freedom, 1950 - 57’

Selected recent publications include (see personal homepage for a more comprehensive list):

Backhouse, R. E. and Boianovsky, M. (2013) Transforming Modern Macroeconomics: Exploring Disequilibrium Microfoundations, 1956-2003. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013.

Backhouse, R. E. and Bateman, B. W. (2013). Inside-out: Keynes’s use of the public sphere, History of Political Economy, 45 (Annual Supplement): 68-91. 

Backhouse, R. E. and Forder, J. (2013) Rationalizing incomes policy in Britain, 1948-1979. History of Economic Thought and Policy 2013(1):17-35.

Backhouse, R. E. (2014) MIT and the other Cambridge, History of Political Economy, 46 (Annual Supplement).

Backhouse, R. E. (2014) Paul A. Samuelson’s move to MIT, History of Political Economy, 46 (Annual Supplement).

Backhouse, R. E. and Fontaine, P. (eds) (2014) A Historiography of the Modern Social Sciences. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Backhouse, R. E. and Tribe, K. (2014) Economic thought and ideology, 1700-1870’. in: Floud, R., Humphries, J. and Johnson, P. (eds) The Cambridge Economic History of Modern Britain, Volume I: 1700-1870. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Backhouse, R. E. and Tribe, K. (2014) ‘Economic thought and ideology, 1870-2010’. In: Floud, R., Humphries, J. and Johnson, P. (eds) The Cambridge Economic History of Modern Britain, Volume II: 1870-2010. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Backhouse, R. E. and and Boianovsky, M. (2014) ‘Response to De Vroey’ (with Mauro Boianovsky), European Journal of the History of Economic Thought, 21(4), pp. 743-9

Backhouse, R. E. (with Steven G. Medema), in F. Allison and R. Baranzini (eds) ‘Walras in the age of Marshall: an analysis of English-language journals, 1890-1939 Economics and Other Branches - in the Shade of the Oak Tree: Essays in Honour of Pascal Bridel. London: Pickering and Chatto.

Backhouse, R. E ‘Hayek and Keynes’, in R. Garrison (ed) The Elgar Companion to Hayekian Economics. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar.

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