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Robert Van Horn, Ph.D.
Department of Economics

 

Curriculum Vitae

Robert D. Van Horn
University of Rhode Island
Office: University of Rhode Island, Economics Department
10 Chafee Rd / Kingston, RI 02881
Email: rvanhorn@mail.uri.edu

 Education:

Duke University, 2008-2009, Fellow in History of Political Economy

University of Notre Dame, 2003-2007, Ph.D. in Economics  

University of Notre Dame, 2001-2003, M.A. in Economics

Malone University, 1997-2001, B.A. in Law & Society (Phi Kappa Delta)

Malvern Public High School, 1993-97

 
Academic Positions:
 

Assistant Professor, University of Rhode Island , 2009-present
                  Department of Economics

Assistant Visiting Professor of Economics, Brown University, Spring 2014, Department of Economics

Postdoctoral Associate, Duke University, 2008-2009, academic year
            Center for the History of Political Economy

Assistant Professor at Holy Cross College, 2007-2008, academic year
                 Social Science Division

Lecturer, University of Notre Dame, Fall 2007
                  Department of Economics and Policy Studies

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Publications

Book:

2011. Building Chicago Economics: New Perspectives on the History of America’s Most Powerful Economics Program. (edited volume) Cambridge University Press. (with Philip Mirowski, and Thomas Stapleford)

Journal Articles and Book Chapters:

14) Forthcoming. “Henry Simons’ Death” History of Political Economy

15) 2013. “Hayek’s Unacknowledged Disciple: An Exploration of the Political and Intellectual Relationship of F. A. Hayek and Aaron Director.” Journal of History of Economic Thought. 35(3): 271-290. 

14) 2013. “What Would Adam Smith Have on His iPod: Uses of Music in Teaching the History of Economic Thought.” Journal of Economic Education. (with Monica Van Horn)

13) 2012. “Inland Empire.” Journal of Economic Methodology. 19(3): 251-274. (with Nik Khah, Edward)

12) 2011. “Chicago Neoliberalism versus Cowles Planning:  Perspectives on Patents and Public Goods in Cold War Economic Thought.” Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences. 47(3), pp. 302-321. (with Matthias Klaes)

11) 2011. “Chicago’s Shifting Position on Concentrations of Business Power.” Seattle University Law Review. 34(4), pp. 1527-1544.

10) 2011. “Intervening in Laissez-Faire Liberalism: Chicago’s Shift on Patents.” Building Chicago Economics. Robert Van Horn, Philip Mirowski, and Thomas Stapleford (eds).Cambridge University Press. (with Matthias Klaes)

9) 2011. "Jacob Viner’s Critique." Building Chicago Economics. Robert Van Horn, Philip Mirowski, and Thomas Stapleford (eds.). Cambridge University Press.

8) 2011. "Blueprints: An Introduction." Building Chicago Economics. Robert Van Horn, Philip Mirowski, and Thomas Stapleford (eds.). Cambridge University Press. (with Philip Mirowski, and Thomas Stapleford)

7) 2011.  “Contending Perspectives in One Department.” International Journal of Pluralism and Economic Education. 2(1): 69-81. (with Richard McIntyre)

6) 2010. “Harry Aaron Director: The Coming of Age of a Reformer Skeptic.” History of Political Economy. 42(4): 601-630.

5) 2010. “Neoliberalism and Chicago.” The Elgar Companion to the Chicago School of Economics. Ed. Ross Emmett. Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar Publishing.(with Philip Mirowski)

4) 2010. “Aaron Director.” The Elgar Companion to the Chicago School of Economics. Ed. Ross Emmett. Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar Publishing.

3) 2009. “Reinventing Monopoly and Corporations: The Roots of Chicago Law and Economics.” The Road from Mont Pelerin. Eds. Philip Mirowski and Dieter Plehwe. Harvard University Press.

2) 2009. “The Rise of the Chicago School of Economics.” The Road from Mont Pelerin. Eds. Philip Mirowski and Dieter Plehwe. Harvard University Press. (with Philip Mirowski)

1) 2005. “The Contract Research Organization and the Commercialization of Science,” Social Studies of Science, 35 (4): 503-48. (with Philip Mirowski)

Book Reviews:

2011. Review of The Institutionalist Movement in American Economics, 1918-1947 by Malcolm Rutherford in EH.NET (with Richard McIntyre)

2009. "How Did the University of Chicago Assemble the Chicago School?" Review Essay: The Chicago School, by Johan van Overtveldt. Resesarch in the History of Economic Thought and Methodology.

 

Working Papers

 For Work in Progress: Click Current Research Tab Above

 

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Research Grants and Awards:

Center for the Humanities Grant, University of Rhode Island, 2012

University of Rhode Island Seed Grant 2010-2011

Research Grant, Truman Presidential Library, 2010       

Young Scholar Award, History of Economics Society, 2009

Teaching Innovations Program Travel Grant, ASSA, 2009

Hayek Fund Travel Award, Institute for Humane Studies, 2008

History of Political Economy Fellowship, Duke University, 2008

Conference Travel Grant, International Center for Advanced Studies, New York University, 2005  

University of Notre Dame Summer Faculty Collaboration Research Grant, June 2004

Summer Research Fellowship, University of Notre Dame, 2003           

Summer Research Fellowship, University of Notre Dame, 2002


Other Honors:  

      Spengler Book Prize Committee Member, 2012

      Online Teaching Fellow, University of Rhode Island, Summer 2011

      Teaching Fellow, University of Rhode Island, 2010-2011

      Pi Kappa Delta National Debate Champion, 2001        

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Presentations:

 [1] “The Antitrust Project and Chicago Law & Economics,” History of Economics Society Conference at the session on Chicago Economics, University of Puget Sound, June 2005.

[2] “The Rise of Neoliberalism at Chicago,” American Economic Association Conference at the session on Chicago Economics, Boston, MA, January 2005.

[3] “The Antitrust Project and Chicago Law & Economics,” Neoliberalism Workshop , New York University, April 2005.

[4] “Chicago Neoliberalism Makes Its Legal Mark,” History of Economics Society Conference at the session on Chicago Law and Economics, Grinnell College, June 2006.   

[5] “Chicago Neoliberalism Makes Its Legal Mark,” Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales Conference at the session on Neoliberal International Networks, Paris, France, June 2006.

[6] “Aaron Director and the Reformulation of Classical Liberalism” George Mason Summer Institute for the Preservation of the History of Economic Thought at the session on Classical Liberalism, July 2006.

[7] “The Roots of Chicago Law and Economics,” University of Notre Dame Conference on Rethinking the Chicago School, September 2007.

[8] “Intervening in Laissez Faire Liberalism,” Duke University, Duke University Luncheon, December 2008.

[9] “Harry Aaron Director: The Coming of Age of a Transcendental Skeptic,” History of Economics Society Conference, University of Colorado Denver, June 2009.   

[10] “ Chicago and Intellectual Property,” History of Economics Society Conference, University of Colorado Denver, June 2009.   

[11] ““How Market Ideology Absorbed Cold War Planning and Concentration.” European Society for the History of Economic Thought Conference, University of Amsterdam, March 2010.

[12] “Comrades in Arms,” History of Economics Society Conference, University of Syracuse, June 2010.

[13] “Chicago’s Shifting Position on Concentrations of Business Power,” Berle Center Symposium, University of Seattle, January 2011.

[14] w/ Edward Nik-Khah, “Inland Empire,” Conference on “Economics Made Fun in the Face of Crisis,” University of Rotterdam, December 2010. 

[15] “Aaron Director and the Labor Education Movement,” HISRECO, Duke University, April 2011


[16] “Using Music to Teach the History of Economic Thought,” National Conference on Teaching Economics, Stanford University

[17] Teaching the History of Economic Thought Roundtable, History of Economics Society Conference, University of Notre Dame

[18] w/ Edward Nik-Khah, “Inland Empire,” History of Economics Society Conference, University of Notre Dame

[19] “Aaron Director on Democracy and Economics” Southern Economics Association Conference, Washington DC, November 2011

[20] “Chicago School(s) of Democratic Capitalism” ASSA Conference, Chicago, January 2012

[21] “Aaron Director and the Labor Education Movement,” HES Conference, Brock University, June 2012 AND “Chicago School(s) of Democratic Capitalism” (w/ Ross Emmett), HES Conference, Brock University

[22] “Corporate Funding and the Rise of Chicago Law and Economics,” Political Economy Seminar, URI, February 2013

[23] “Corporate Funding, Edward Levi, and the Rise of Chicago Law and Economics,” History of Political Economy Seminar, Duke University, March 2013

[24] “From Jewish Radical and Labor Education Leader to Conservative Economist: A Biographical Sketch of the Early Life of Aaron Director,” Humanities Festival, University of Rhode Island, March 2013

[25] “Corporate Funding, Edward Levi, and the Rise of Chicago Law and Economics,” Law and Society Conference, Boston, May 2013

[26] “Corporate Funding, Edward Levi, and the Rise of Chicago Law and Economics,” Social Science History Association Conference, Chicago, November 2013

 

 

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Professional Affiliations

History of Economics Society

 

 

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Dr. Robert Van Horn
University of Rhode Island
814 Chafee Hall
Kingston, RI 02881
rvanhorn@mail.uri.edu