Robert Van Horn, Ph.D.
At present, Professor Van Horn's research interests include the history of the Chicago School of Antitrust from 1946 to 1960 and the life and work of Aaron Director, a renowned Chicago economist. His most recent research has primarily focused on the rise of the postwar Chicago School. He has co-edited a volume with Philip Mirowski and Thomas Stapleford entitled Building Chicago Economics (Cambridge University Press, December 2011), which contains two chapters that Professor Van Horn authored. During the 2012-2013 academic year, he authored one joural article and one note. He wrote (with Edward Nik-Khah) "Inland Empire: Economics Imperialism as an Imperative of Chicago Neoliberalism" in the Journal of Economic Methodology, and "A Note on Henry Simons Death," forthcoming in the History of Political Economcy. To date, he has published in following journals: History of Political Economy, International Journal of Pluralism and Economics Education, Research in the History of Economic Thought and Methodology, Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences, University of Seattle Law Review, Journal of Economic Methodology, and Social Studies of Science.
Work in Progress
"Aaron Director and the Labor Education Movement (1924-1927)" (presented at the History of Economics Society Conference, June 2012)
"Hayek's Unacknowledge Disciple: An Exploration of the Political and Intellectual Relationship of F. A. Hayek and Aaron Director"
"What Would Adam Smith Have on His Ipod: Using Music to Teach the History of Economic Thought" (with Monica Van Horn) (presented at The National Conference on the Teaching of Economics and Research in Economic Education conference at Stanford University, June, 2011)
"Chicago School(s) of Democratic Capitalism" (with Ross Emmett) (presented at the 2012 ASSA meeting as well as the 2012 History of Economics Society Conference)
"Hayek and the Chicago School"
"Debating the Foundations of Freedom, Alexander Meiklejohn versus Aaron Director"
Dr. Robert Van Horn