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Ryan Walter

Ryan Walter

Ryan Walter teaches the history of political and economic thought at the University of Queensland, where he is Associate Professor in the School of Politics and International Studies. His most recent book is Before Method and Models (OUP, 2021).

Ryan Walter reviews 'Constructing Economic Science: The invention of a discipline 1850–1950' by Keith Tribe

December 2022, no. 449 25 November 2022
Don’t let the title put you off: this book is not purveying social theory but investigates the historical process by which economics became a university discipline in Britain, focusing on how that event changed the nature of economic knowledge. It thus mixes intellectual and institutional history of the highest quality. ‘Constructing’ in the title refers to the cover image of the model built ... (read more)