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Bruce J. Caldwell, Research Professor

Bruce J. Caldwell

Professor Caldwell's research focuses on the history of economic thought, with a specific interest in the life and works of the Nobel Laureate economist and social theorist F. A. Hayek. He is the author of Hayek's Challenge: An Intellectual Biography of F. A. Hayek (2004) and since 2002 has served as the general editor of the book series The Collected Works of F.A. Hayek. The first volume with co-author Hansjoerg Klausinger of his full biography of Hayek is expected in 2021. In 2019-2020 he was a Distinguished Visiting Fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. He has held research fellowships at NYU, the LSE, and Cambridge University. At Duke he is the Director of the Center for the History of Political Economy, a center whose purpose is to promote research in, and the teaching of, the history of economic thought.  The Center has received grants from a variety of sources, among them the National Endowment for the Humanities (2010, 2013, 2016), the John W. Pope Foundation (2008-present), the Institute for New Economic Thinking (2011-2013), the Thomas W. Smith Foundation (2011-17), and the Charles Koch Foundation (2018-present). 

Contact Info:
Office Location:  07G Social Sciences, Box 90097, Durham, NC 27708
Office Phone:  (919) 660-6896
Email Address: send me a message
Web Page:  https://sites.duke.edu/brucecaldwell/

Teaching (Spring 2021):

  • ECON 909.06, ECON THOUGHT/HOPE WORKSHOP Synopsis
    Online ON, F 03:30 PM-06:00 PM
Office Hours:

By appointment
Education:

Ph.D.University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill1979
Specialties:

History of Economics
Research Interests: History of economic thought, economic methodology, the writings of F.A. Hayek

Professor Caldwell's research focuses on the history of economic thought, with a specific interest in the life and works of F. A. Hayek. He is the general editor of "The Collected Works of F.A. Hayek," which is published by the University of Chicago Press and Routledge. Within this series, he has recently edited "Studies on the Abuse and Decline of Reason" (2013), and is currently working on the "The Market and Other Orders" (forthcoming). He has received grants for the Center for the History of Political Economy from the National Endowment for the Humanities (2012), the Atlas Foundation (2012), and the Thomas W. Smith Foundation (2013). He personally received the Ludwig Lachmann Fellowship from the London School of Economics, which came into effect in September 2012 and will continue until September 2015.

Curriculum Vitae  Bio
Recent Publications   (More Publications)

  1. Caldwell, B, The Road to Serfdom after 75 Years, Journal of Economic Literature, vol. 58 no. 3 (September, 2020), pp. 720-748 [doi]  [abs]
  2. Caldwell, B, Socialism and war: Essays, documents, reviews (January, 2020), pp. 1-270, ISBN 9780415035224 [doi]  [abs]
  3. Caldwell, B, Popper and hayek: Who influenced whom?, in Karl Popper: A Centenary Assessment, vol. 1 (June, 2019), pp. 111-124, ISBN 9780815390060
  4. Goodwin, C; Weintraub, ER; Hoover, KD; Caldwell, B, John maynard keynes of bloomsbury: Four short talks, History of Political Economy no. 23 (February, 2019)
  5. Caldwell, B, Keynes and hayek, History of Political Economy, vol. 51 no. 1 (February, 2019), pp. 89-94 [doi]


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