Jedi by day, wanabee historian of economics by night.
Battlefield: Initially studied some postwar economists' writings and intimate worldviews. Now trying to figure out how and under which influences those idiosyncratic visions confront, compromise and combine into groups, departments, schools, institutions, communities, subdisciplines and eventually economics as a science, a public object, a culture. Current case study: economics at MIT.
Favorite weapon: archive work. Looking at oral history with terror and at new methods such as network analysis with awe and a tint of skepticism
Strategy: writing history of economics not only as a history of theorizing but also as a tale of educating, recruiting, funding, advising, engineering, applying, popularizing, fighting, talking, reading, hearing, innovating, failing, etc.
Looking for: Fun, feedback and suggestions
Academic identification: more information here.