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Neil de Marchi, Professor Emeritus

Neil de Marchi

De Marchi specializes in both teaching and research that pertains to the history of economic ideas and the history of markets, and also the functioning of markets with a specific focus on art markets. He recently received a generous grant from the Luce Foundation for an economics/art history collaboration that he shared with Goodwin, Van Miegroet, and Wharton. This research explores the political economy of spaces, creates arguments for the arts, and maps European markets for paintings from the years 1450-1750.

De Marchi has been publishing his research and ideas in academic journals for almost four decades. His works have appeared in such journals as the Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, the Journal of Econometrics, the European Journal for the History of Economic Thought, and the Art Bulletin. He has also contributed to pieces within various books, having written introductions to such works as “Idealization in Economics, Poznan Studies 38,” and a biographical entry of John Stewart Mill for The Handbook of Economic Methodology. Recent titles of his other works include, “Brueghel in Paris” and “The History of Art Markets,” both with Hans J. Van Miegroet; and “Smith and Hume on the Arts, Pleasure, and the Public Interest,” a contribution to the Luce-funded project pertaining to arguments for the arts.

As a professor, De Marchihas served as chair or co-chair for over ten doctoral dissertation committees since 1986. Although he has spent most of his career in academia, Neil has also held positions within the professional world of economics, including his service as director of research for the Economics Research Department of the ABN Bank, Amsterdam, from 1980-83. He currently serves as an associate editor for the journal History of Political Economy.

Contact Info:
Office Location:  Social Sciences, Durham, NC 27708
Office Phone:  (919) 660-1834
Email Address: send me a message

Education:

Ph.D.Australian National University (Australia)1970
B.A.University of Oxford (UK)1964
B. Phil.University of Oxford1964
B.Ec.University of Western Australia (Australia)1960
Specialties:

History of Economics
Research Interests: Emergence of Art & Financial Markets and Cultural Economics

De Marchi specializes in both teaching and research that pertains to the history of economic ideas and the history of markets, and also the functioning of markets with a specific focus on art markets. He recently received a generous grant from the Luce Foundation for an economics/art history collaboration that he shared with Goodwin, Van Miegroet, and Wharton. This research explores the political economy of spaces, creates arguments for the arts, and maps European markets for paintings from the years 1450-1750.

De Marchi has been publishing his research and ideas in academic journals for almost four decades. His works have appeared in such journals as the Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, the Journal of Econometrics, the European Journal for the History of Economic Thought, and the Art Bulletin. He has also contributed to pieces within various books, having written introductions to such works as “Idealization in Economics, Poznan Studies 38,” and a biographical entry of John Stewart Mill for The Handbook of Economic Methodology. Recent titles of his other works include, “Brueghel in Paris” and “The History of Art Markets,” both with Hans J. Van Miegroet; and “Smith and Hume on the Arts, Pleasure, and the Public Interest,” a contribution to the Luce-funded project pertaining to arguments for the arts.

As a professor, De Marchihas served as chair or co-chair for over ten doctoral dissertation committees since 1986. Although he has spent most of his career in academia, Neil has also held positions within the professional world of economics, including his service as director of research for the Economics Research Department of the ABN Bank, Amsterdam, from 1980-83. He currently serves as an associate editor for the journal History of Political Economy.

Keywords:

analytical narrative • comparative studies • longitudal studies • auction house • art market • modern europe • Australian Aboriginal paintings • art • commerce

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    Recent Publications   (More Publications)

    1. Bianchi, M; De Marchi, N, Introduction, edited by de Marchi, N; Bianchi, M, vol. 48 (January, 2016), pp. 1-15, Duke University Press, ISBN 0822363895 [doi]
    2. De Marchi, N, Psychology fails to trump the multiyear, structural development plan: Albert Hirschman’s largely frustrated efforts to place the “ability to make and carry out development decisions” at the center of the development economics of the late 1950s and the 1960s, History of Political Economy, vol. 48 no. suppl 1 (January, 2016), pp. 226-238, Duke University Press [doi]  [abs]
    3. De Marchi, N, Models and misperceptions: Chenery, hirschman and tinbergen on development planning, Research in the History of Economic Thought and Methodology, vol. 34B (January, 2016), pp. 91-99, Emerald Group Publishing Limited [doi]  [abs]
    4. Goodwin, CD, Sublime Economy, in Sublime Economy: On the Intersection of Art and Economics (November, 2008), pp. 137-151, Routledge, ISBN 9780415771917 [doi]
    5. De Marchi, N, Reluctant partners: Aesthetic and market value, 1708-1871, in Sublime Economy: On the Intersection of Art and Economics, edited by Jack Amariglio, Steve Cullenberg, and Joseph Childers (November, 2008), pp. 95-111, Routledge, London, ISBN 0203890574 [doi]
    Conferences Organized

    • Mapping Markets for Paintings in Europe, 1450-1750, Organizer, October 2003  

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