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Dr Pavel Kuchar wins Prize for Interdisciplinary Research in the History of Economic Thought and Methodology

6 May 2020

Last month, Pavel Kuchar, Lecturer in History of Economics, was awarded the Warren Samuels Prize for Interdisciplinary Research in the History of Economic Thought and Methodology.

The prize was awarded for a paper co-authored by Dr Kuchar, University of Bristol, and Erwin Dekker of Erasmus University Rotterdam, in which a hitherto unpublished correspondence between Ludwig Lachmann and G.L.S. Shackle is presented.

The publication, based on the discussion between Lachmann and Shackle, develops some theoretical implications on how specific uncertainty reducing institutional elements come about. The Prize – named after Warren Samuels, who was himself a student of institutions in the history of economic ideas and a founding member of the History of Economics Society – comes with a $1,000 stipend and was chosen by the editorial board from all the papers accepted for publication in the journal throughout the year.

The field of the history of economics has a long tradition at the University of Bristol Department of Economics and today the semester-long course in the History of Economic Thought is an integral part of Bristol’s undergraduate economics programme.

In a recent podcast run by the Bristol International Affairs Society, Pavel, who is the unit director of the course, explained how he became interested in economic institutionalism, and why studying the history of economics matters.


Further information

Read the full published paper, Lachmann and Shackle: On the Joint Production of Interpretation Instruments by Erwin Dekker and Pavel Kuchar, publisher: Emerald.

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