Publications & C.V.

My major publications and book reviews are listed below (in reverse chronological order by category). A reasonably up-to-date c.v. can be found on my faculty page on my department website.

Books

Robert Van Horn, Philip Mirowski, and Thomas Stapleford, eds., Building Chicago Economics: New Perspectives on the History of America’s Most Powerful Economics Program (399 pp.; Cambridge University Press, 2011).

The Cost of Living in America: A Political History of Economic Statistics, 1880–2000. (420 pp.; Cambridge University Press, 2009).

Research Articles in Journals & Edited Volumes

“Econometrics.” In Modernism and the Social Sciences in the U.S. and Britain, Mark Bevir, ed. (forthcoming from Cambridge University Press).

“Business and the Making of American Econometrics, 1910 – 1940,” forthcoming in History of Political Economy.

“Historical Epistemology and the History of Economics: A View through the Lens of Practice,” forthcoming in Research in the History of Economic Thought & Methodology.

Daniel J Hicks and Thomas A. Stapleford, “The Virtues of Scientific Practice: MacIntyre, Virtue Ethics, and the Historiography of Science,” Isis: Journal of the History of Science Society 107, no. 3 (September 2016): 449-472.

“Navigating the Shoals of Self-Reporting: Data Collection in US Expenditure Surveys since 1920.” In Observing the Economy: Historical Perspectives, Maas and Morgan, eds. Annual supplement to History of Political Economy, vol. 44 (Duke University Press, 2012): 160-182.

“Positive Economics for Democratic Policy: Friedman, Institutionalism, and the Science of History.” In Building Chicago Economics: New Perspectives on the History of America’s Most Powerful Economics Program, Van Horn, Mirowski, & Stapleford, eds. (Cambridge University Press, 2011): 3-35.

“Re-conceiving Quality: Political Economy and the Rise of Hedonic Price Indexes. In Histories on Econometrics, Boumans, DuPont, & Qin, eds. Annual supplement to History of Political Economy, vol. 43 (Duke University Press, 2011): 309-328.

“Aftershocks from a Revolution: Ordinal Utility and Cost-of-Living Indexes.” Journal of the History of Economic Thought 33, no. 2 (June 2011): 187-222.

“Shaping Knowledge about American Labor: External Advising at the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in the Twentieth Century.” Science in Context 23, no. 2 (June 2010): 187-220.

“Defining a ‘Living Wage’ in America: Transformations in Union Wage Theories, 1870-1930.” Labor History 49, no. 1 (February 2008): 1-22.

“Market Visions: Expenditure Surveys, Market Research, and Economic Planning in the New Deal.” Journal of American History 94, no. 2 (September 2007): 418-444.

“‘Housewife vs. Economist’: Gender, Class, and Domestic Economic Knowledge in Twentieth-Century America.” Labor: Studies in Working Class History in the Americas 1, no. 2 (2004): 89-112.

Book Reviews

Düppe and Weintraub, Finding Equilibrium: Arrow, Debreu, McKenzie and the Problem of Scientific Credit (Princeton, 2014), in Isis: Journal of the History of Science Society 106, no. 4 (December 2015): 988-989.

Bouk, How Our Days Became Numbered: Risk and the Rise of the Statistical Individual (University of Chicago, 2015), in Journal of Economic Literature 53 (December 2015): 1024-1026.

Carolyn M. Goldstein. Creating Consumers: Home-Economists in Twentieth-Century America (University of North Carolina Press, 2012), forthcoming in Enterprise & Society.

Till Düppe and E. Roy Weintraub. Finding Equilibrium: Arrow, Debreu, McKenzie and the Problem of Scientific Credit (Princeton University Press, 2014), forthcoming in Isis.

Joy Rohde, Armed with Expertise: The Militarization of American Social Research during the Cold War (Cornell, 2013), in Journal of American History 101, no. 2 (2014): 655-656.

Douglas W. Allen, The Institutional Revolution: Measurement and the Emergence of the Modern World (University of Chicago, 2012), in Business History Review 87, no. 3 (Autumn 2013): 596-599.

Andrew L. Yarrow, Measuring America: How Economic Growth Came to Define American Greatness in the Late Twentieth Century (University of Massachusetts, 2010), in American Historical Review 117, no. 3 (June 2012): 899-900.

Maarseveen, Klep, and Stamhuis, eds., The Statistical Mind in Modern Society: The Netherlands, 1850 – 1940, 2 volumes (Amsterdam: Aksant Academic Publishers, 2008), in Isis 102, no. 1 (March 2011): 195-197.

“Stabile’s The Living Wage: The Living Wage and the History of Economics.” Research in the History of Economic Thought and Methodology 28-A (2010): 329-338.