Yann Giraud

I am a historian of economics. My main topic is the history of visualization in recent economics. I study how diagrams, graphs, pictures and tables have been used by economists as means of theorizing and/or for educational purposes. Broadly speaking, I am interested in how the development of economic methods is entrenched in peculiar communities and cultural practices. I am curious about how far we can go by using science studies and cultural history as role models for writing interesting new narratives in the history of economics. I am an assistant-Professor and a researcher at THEMA (CNRS UMR 8184) and I teach economics and management at the University of Cergy-Pontoise and at the IUFM of  Versailles at Antony-Jouhaux. I am also a member of the organizing committee of HISRECO (History of Recent Economics Conference) and co-organizer of the History of 'Economics as Culture' workshop.

Besides, I am a huge fan of modern music, ranging from pastoral indie pop and classic rock records to some extremely noisy and buzzy experimental stuff

My Additional Content

It is often argued that in recent years the question of the 'dissemination' of economic knowledge has been increasingly addressed by historians of economics. However, as our buddy Tiago has noted on the previous version of this blog...

Naomi KleinYesterday, I had my first introductory economics seminar with my new students. At the end...