Research Associate, History and Philosophy of Science, University of Cambridge
He considers relevant to study the History of Economic Thought:
Political economy – be it of the kind grounded on evidence, of the kind built into institutions, or of the kind that is born of imagination and wistful thinking – shapes our polities. It produces Cold Wars and hotter conflicts. It brings nations to their knees in obedience to austerity measures. It fires up social movements.
To know the history of political economy is to interrogate the power of ideas and the actors that do work with them. It is a scholarly endeavour. It doesn’t make you rich. It doesn’t make you a better person. But it will help you understand the world.