Podcast interview about economic history

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Interview about economic history, its relationship with economics, why it can be a useful field of research, and how it should be taught at university.

Period15 Dec 2020

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Media contributions

  • TitleWhy Economic History?
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletThe Economic History Podcast
    Media typeWeb
    Duration/Length/Size44 minutes
    DescriptionIn this episode, Dr Seán Kenny meets 'the guy who wrote the book on' why economists need economic history: Dr Chris Colvin (Queen's University Belfast). They discuss the importance of the subject for policymakers, economists and the additional tools economic historians bring to their research. From panics to pandemics, we can only learn from the past.
    Producer/AuthorDr Seán Kenny
    PersonsChris Colvin


  • economic history
  • economics
  • pedagogy