Professor Roger Backhouse

 

Professor of the History and Philosophy of Economics

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

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

 

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


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


Backhouse, R. E. and Tribe, K. (forthcoming 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. (forthcoming 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.

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