How to become a historian of economic thought? Members of the profession gather just once a year at the annual conference of the History of Economic Society but otherwise are dispersed in universities and archives all around the world.
That’s why Tiago Mata and other young aspiring historians of economics decided to launch a group writing project to keep in touch and share ideas even when far apart. That project spawned the History of Economics Playground, a blog hosted on the Institute for New Economic Thinking’s website. Through their blog, Mata and his colleagues are bringing new perspectives and a wider audience to economic history.