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II Conference AISPE-SISE
Palermo, October 19-21, 2023

The Italian Association for the History of Economic Thought (AISPE) and the Italian Society of Economic Historians (SISE) organise the Conference Centers, peripheries,...


Discounted subscriptions to “History of Political Economy” for AISPE members

AISPE is pleased to announce that Duke University Press offers its members discounted subscriptions to History of Political Economy at a rate of $70 for regular...


PRIN “The Economic Thought of Italian Women (1750-1999)”: Funded

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Call for nominations AISPE Awards 2023 and Commissions

Appointed commissions for the AISPE 2023 awards: Best Book Award Commission: Sebastiano Nerozzi (President), Ivo Maes, and Simona Pisanelli Best Article Award Commission: Manuela...


From 27 January 2023, “Towards a Global History of Economic Thought”. A Webinar Series

The aim of this webinar series is to initiate a reflection on the contribution that the history of economic thought can give to the global history. We shall start...


Solidarity with Iranian women

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Call for curricular internships within the framework of the PRIN “LexEcon. The international research network on the economic lexicon”

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AISPE Statement on Ukraine

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Women between economic facts and ideas in Italy (1750-1950)

Women between economic facts and ideas in Italy (1750-1950)

AISPE supports and promotes research on Italian women who, throughout history, influenced and engaged in debates on various economic issues, not only in academia...


“Rethinking Economics”. Cycle of HET video lessons for high schools

AISPE invites scholars to participate in the initiative with self-produced video lessons on the themes of the History of Economic Thought, by choosing (or adding)...


Rethinking Economics: Video lectures HET for secondary schools

Coordinators: Antonio MagliuloFiorenza Manzalini

For the past few years, there has been an increasing collaboration between secondary schools and universities, both in order to support the education of young students – with PTSO (Pathway for Transversal Skills and Orientation) or quality disciplinary insights – and in order to create opportunities for the orientation in the academic environment.

For this reason, AISPE has decided to organize a series of self-produced HET video lectures aimed at students as well as teachers of secondary schools. The aim is to publicize and promote HET through the production of materials for self-training and Integrated Digital Didactics, designed as an opportunity for intersection with curricular disciplines (e.g., history, philosophy, literature, mathematics, etc.) and prepared in a way suitable for the audience of secondary school students.

Each lesson can be enriched by materials, readings or bibliographic sources.

Below, we propose a possible rundown of essential topics for a basic training course, and invite you to participate by choosing (or adding) one or more topics from those not covered yet:

  1. Introduction by A. Magliulo
  2. Greco-Roman thought
  3. Judeo-Christian thought by M. Bianchini
  4. Scholasticism and economic justice
  5. Mercantilism and economic nationalism
  6. Physiocracy and the origin of wealth
  7. English classics by D. Parisi
  8. Adam Smith and the Wealth of Nations by S. Fiori
  9. Ricardo and Say: the conditions for a balanced development of capitalism
  10. The heterodox Malthus and Sismondi: the crises of capitalism
  11. The classical synthesis of J.S. Mill
  12. Karl Marx by A. Le Donne
  13. The Marginalists by M. Mosca
  14. Neoclassical Alfred Marshall by F. Masini
  15. Vilfredo Pareto and Maffeo Pantaleoni by F. Mornati
  16. Thorstein Veblen by G. Forges Davanzati
  17. Institutionalism for a critique of orthodox economics by A. Morselli
  18. Keynes and the birth of modern macroeconomics
  19. Hayek and the Austrian school of economics
  20. Milton Friedman and the Chicago school by G. Becchio
  21. Amartya Sen by V. Erasmo
  22. The new mainstream of economic thought
  23. The new heterodox economists

Here is the link to the full playlist


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AISPE presents the session “Gender issues, feminism and economics in the history of economic thought” at the Annual Conference of the American Economic Association. January, 5-7, 2024

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II Conference AISPE-SISE
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The Italian Association for the History of Economic Thought (AISPE) and the Italian Society of Economic Historians (SISE) organise the Conference Centers, peripheries,...