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Engaged Economists. Politics, profession and economics in the left-wing commitment, 1930s-1960s.

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 837524

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 May 2019

  • End date

    14 May 2021

Funded under:

H2020-EU.1.3.2.

  • Overall budget:

    € 224 933,76

  • EU contribution

    € 224 933,76

Coordinated by:

THE CHANCELLOR MASTERS AND SCHOLARSOF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE

United Kingdom

Objective

Abstract: ENGECON will study by a transnational-comparative prosopographical approach the engagement of economists in the communist, socialist and labour lefts over three Western European major countries (France, United Kingdom and Italy), from the 1930s to the 1960s. By engagement, ENGECON means a partisan activism linked to the participation in public debate that contributes to the legitimization, dissemination as well as the elaboration of economic ideas. It studies three principal specific objectives: the factors explaining engagement; the practices of engagement; the implications of engagement for the economic thought, as well as the professional trajectory and the intellectual status of the engaged economists. It assumes that the analysis of engagement is essential to understand the role of economists in society. An unprecedented role of economists in a labour movement on the ascent, the rise of the heterodox economics and the apogee of the managed economy characterise this period.
Host organisation: Faculty of History, University of Cambridge.

Coordinator

THE CHANCELLOR MASTERS AND SCHOLARSOF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE

Address

Trinity Lane The Old Schools
Cb2 1tn Cambridge

United Kingdom

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 224 933,76

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 837524

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 May 2019

  • End date

    14 May 2021

Funded under:

H2020-EU.1.3.2.

  • Overall budget:

    € 224 933,76

  • EU contribution

    € 224 933,76

Coordinated by:

THE CHANCELLOR MASTERS AND SCHOLARSOF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE

United Kingdom