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Robert Heilbroner

Marginalized Economists: Revisiting Robert Heilbroner (Guest Post by Rachel M. Cohen)

Note: Today’s post is a guest post from Rachel M. Cohen, a recent college graduate from Johns Hopkins University. Cohen majored in History and Sociology. While historians have begun to take interest in the history of economic thought, the tendency to research the most influential figures, the “historical winners”, has persisted as the predominant scholarly trend. But there are merits to studying the dissenters, too. Following not only how the economics profession took the turn it did but also looking at those who tried to advocate for an alternative vision, can help to clarify the seeming intellectual hegemony of our Read more