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Dr. Reinhard Schumacher

Dr. Reinhard Schumacher

Research Assistant

 


Campus Griebnitzsee
Building 01, Room 2.67c

Postal address

 


University of Potsdam
Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences
August-Bebel-Str. 89
D-14482 Potsdam

 

consulting hours
By appointment via email.

Dr. Reinhard Schumacher

Awards and Fellowships

  • 2017. Gilles Dostaler Award of the European Society for the History of Economic Thought for his article Adam Smith and the "Rich Country – Poor Country" Debate: 18th Century Views on Economic Progress and International Trade (pdf)
  • 2016. History of Economics Society, Warren J. and Sylvia J. Samuels Young Scholar Award
  • 2015. European Society for the History of Economic Thought, Young Scholar Award
  • 2014. Center for the History of Political Economy at Duke University, Final Year Fellowship
  • 2014. History of Economics Society, Warren J. and Sylvia J. Samuels Young Scholar Award
  • 2014. Institute for New Economic Thinking, Young Scholar
  • 2013. The Mark Blaug Prize in Philosophy and Economics for his article Adam Smith’s theory of absolute advantage and the use of doxography in the history of economics (pdf)

Publications

Peer-reviewed Articles

  • 2020 (forthcoming). Karl Menger’s Unfinished Biography of His Father: New Insights into Carl Menger’s Life through 1889, Research in the History of Economic Thought and Methodology, with Scott Scheall.
  • 2019 (forthcoming). Altering the Pattern of Trade in the Wealth of Nations: Adam Smith and the Historiography of International Trade Theory, Journal of the History of Economic Thought.
  • 2019. Do Not Take Peace for Granted: Adam Smith’s Warning on the Relation Between Commerce and War, Cambridge Journal of Economics, Vol. 43(3): pp. 785-797, with Maria Pia Paganelli. (Download)
  • 2019. Ökonomische Ideengeschichte – Eine Verbündete der Pluralen Ökonomik?, in: Petersen, David J. et al. (Hrsg): Perspektiven einer pluralen Ökonomik,  Springer Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften: Wiesbaden, pp. 183-207. (Download)
  • 2018. The Vigorous and Doux Soldier: David Hume’s Military Defence of Commerce, History of European Ideas, Vol. 44(8), pp. 1141-1152 with Maria Pia Paganelli. (Download)
  • 2018. Karl Menger as the Son of Carl Menger, History of Political Economy, Vol. 50(4), pp. 649-678 with Scott Scheall. (Download)
  • 2018. Adam Smith, the Patterns of Foreign Trade and the Division of Labour: A Country as a Jack-of-All-Trades Rather Than a Specialist, Adam Smith Review, Vol. 10, pp. 4-21. (GoogleBooks)
  • 2017. From Antiquity to Modern Macro: An Overview of Contemporary Scholarship in the History of Economic Thought Journals 2015-2016, with Jérôme Lange and Andrej Svorenčík, History of Economic Ideas, Vol. 25(2), pp. 171-205. (Download)
  • 2016. Adam Smith and the "Rich Country – Poor Country" Debate: 18th Century Views on Economic Progress and International Trade, European Journal of the History of Economic Thought. Vol. 23, Issue 5, pp. 764-793. (Download)
  • 2015. Adam Smith’s "Two Distinct Benefits" from Trade: The Dead End of “Vent-for-Surplus” Interpretations, History of Political Economy, Vol. 47, Issue 4, pp. 577-603. (Download)
  • 2013. Deconstructing the Theory of Comparative Advantage, World Economic Review, Issue 2, pp. 83-105. (Download)
  • 2012. Adam Smith’s Theory of Absolute Advantage and the Use of Doxography in the History of Economics, Erasmus Journal for Philosophy and Economics, Vol. 5, Issue 2, Autumn 2012, pp. 54-80. (Download)

 

Working Papers

  • 2016. Adam Smith, the Patterns of Foreign Trade and the Division of Labour: A Country as a Jack-of-All-Trades Rather Than a Specialist, Center for the History of Political Economy Working Paper, No. 2016-22. (Download)

Book Reviews

  • 2020 (forthcoming). Review of Dennis C. Rasmussen (2017): The Infidel and the Professor: David Hume, Adam Smith, and the Friendship That Shaped Modern Thought, Princeton University Press, Adam Smith Review.
  • 2019. Review of Shigeyoshi Senga/ Masatomi Fujimoto/ Taichi Tabuchi (eds.) (2017): Ricardo and International Trade, Routledge, Journal of the History of Economic Thought, Vol. 41(3), 435-438. (Download)
  • 2018. Review of Gareth Dale (2016): Karl Polanyi: A Life on the Left by Gareth Dale, Columbia University Press, Journal of the History of Economic Thought, Vol. 40, pp. 296-298. (Download)
  • 2016. Review of Hardwick, David F. and Marsh, Leslie (Hrsg.) (2014): Propriety and Prosperity: New Studies on the Philosophy of Adam Smith, Archival Insights Into the Evolution of Economics, Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstokeook, Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics, Vol. 62, June 2016, p. 51-52. (Download)

Conference Papers and Invited Talks

  • 2017. Karl Polanyi and the Euro Crisis: On Ficticious Commodities and the Double Movement, paper presented at the 21st Conference of the Forum for Macroeconomics and Macroeconomic Policies (FMM), Berlin, 9th-11th November 2017.
  • 2017. About Carl Menger’s Life, paper presented at the Séminaire d‘Économie (Série Histoire de la Pensée Économique), Lyon, 6th October 2017.
  • 2017. Lessons from Karl Polanyi’s Theory for the Euro Crisis, paper presented at the 8th Annual Conference in Political Economy of the International Initiative for Promoting Political Economy, Hochschule für Wirtschaft und Recht Berlin, 13th -15th September 2017.
  • 2017. Theorizing Commodities and Free Trade: A Brief History of Trade Theory and Policy, paper presented at the 44th Annual Conference of the History of Economics Society, Trinity College, University of Toronto, June 22th-26th 2017.
  • 2017. The Life of Carl Menger: New Insights into the Biography of the Father of Austrian Economics, paper presented at the Walter Eucken Research Seminar, Walter Eucken Institut, Freiburg, June 12th 2017.
  • 2017. The Life of Carl Menger: New Insights into the Biography of the Father of Austrian Economics, paper presented at the 21st Annual Conference of the European Society for the History of Economic Thought, held at the University of Antwerp, May 18th-20th 2017.
  • 2017. Reflections on Richard Rorty's Genres of Historiography, talk given at the INET YSI Workshop on the Methods in the History of Economic Thought, University of Antwerp, Mai 17th 2017.
  • 2017. Fictitious Commodities, Double Movement, and the Euro: How Karl Polanyi’s Insights Can Explain the Development of the Euro Crisis, paper presented at the conference "A Great Transformation? Global Perspectives on Contemporary Capitalisms", held at Johannes Kepler University, Linz, January 10th-13th 2017.
  • 2016. The Life of Carl Menger: New Insights into the Biography of the Father of Austrian Economics, paper presented at the 86th Annual Conferences of the Southern Economic Association, Washington, DC, 19.-21. November 2016.
  • 2016. Gedanken zur Pluralen Ökonomik, talk given at the Colloquium „Plurale Ökonomik“, Universität Siegen, July 15th-16th 2016.
  • 2016. The Life of Carl Menger: New Insights into the Biography of the Father of Austrian Economics, paper presented at the 43rd HES Annual Conferences of the History of Economics Society, held at Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, June 17th-20th 2016.
  • 2016. Adam Smith, International Trade and the Division of Labour: How and Why Smith’s Trade Theory is Misunderstood, paper presented at the 20th Annual Conference of the European Society for the History of Economic Thought, held at Université Panthéon-Sorbonne, Paris, May 26th-28th 2016.
  • 2015. The Life of Carl Menger: New Insights into the Biography of the Father of Austrian Economics, paper presented at the Colloquium on Market Institutions and Economic Processes at the New York University (NYU), October 5th 2015.
  • 2015. The Life of Carl Menger: New Insights into the Biography of the Father of Austrian Economics, paper presented at the Lunch seminar of the Center for the History of Political Economy at Duke University, October 2nd 2015.
  • 2015. More Commerce, More Wars: Adam Smith and David Hume on the Effects of Economic Development on Warfare, paper, written together with Maria Pia Paganelli, presented at the 4th ESHET-JSHET Joint Conferece: War in the History of Economic Thought: The Economists and the Question of War, held at Otaru University of Commerce, September 11th-13th 2015.
  • 2015. Adam Smith and the Patterns of Foreign Trade: The Absence of an International Division of Labour in Smith’s Theory, paper presented at the Conference Themes from Smith and Rousseau, organised by the International Adam Smith Society and the Rousseau Association, held at the University of Glasgow, July 20th-22th 2015.
  • 2015. Adam Smith and International Division of Labour: A History of Misunderstandings, paper presented at the 19th Annual Conference of the European Society for the History of Economic Thought, held at Roma Tre University, May 14th-16th 2015.
  • 2014. Adam Smith and International Division of Labour: The Development of Foreign Trade Patterns in the Wealth of Nations, paper presented at the Lunch seminar of the Center for the History of Political Economy at Duke University, Oktober 31st 2014.
  • 2014. Adam Smith's Benefits from Trade: A Further Note on the Vent-for-Surplus Theory, paper presented at the 41st Annual Conference of the History of Economics Society, held at the Université du Québec à Montréal, June 20th-22nd 2014.
  • 2014. Adam Smith’s ‘Two Distinct Benefits’ from Foreign Trade and the Dead-End of a Smithian ‘Vent-for-Surplus’ Theory, paper presented at the 18th Annual Conference of the European Society for the History of Economic Thought, held at the Université de Lausanne, May 29th-31st.
  • 2013. Adam Smith and the 18th Century ‘Rich Country – Poor Country’ Debate, paper presented at the 16th Summer School on History of Economic Thought, Economic Philosophy and Economic History, held at the Middle East Technical University, Ankara, September 2nd-8th 2013.
  • 2013. International Trade and Progress: Adam Smith Between the Division of Labour and the Natural Order of Progress, paper presented at the Conference Scotland, Europe, and Empire in the Age of Adam Smith and Beyond, organised by the Eighteenth Century Scottish Studies Society and the International Adam Smith Society, held at Paris-Sorbonne, July 3rd-6th 2013.
  • 2013. Adam Smith and International Trade: Between the Division of Labour and the Natural Order of Progress, Paper presented at the 17th Annual Conference of the European Society for the History of Economic Thought, held at Kingston University, London, May 16th-18th 2013.
  • 2012. Dekonstruktion der Theorie der komparativen Kostenvorteile, Paper presented at the Erste Pluralistische Ergänzungsveranstaltung zur Jahrestagung des VfS Arbeitskreis Real World Economics, held at Universität Göttingen, September 9th-12th 2012.
  • 2012. A Smithian Theory of International Trade, Paper presented at the 44th Annual UK History of Economic Thought Conference, held at Keele University, September 3rd-5th 2012.

 

Others

  • 2017. Nutzung eines Weblogs als Medium Wissenschaftlichen Schreibens, Best Practices – Konzeptbausteine für eine Heterogenitätsorientierte Lehre in Verschiedenen Fachdisziplinen, Heterogenitätsorientierte Lehrkompetenz: het.kom, Konzeptbaustein Nr. 3. (Link)
  • 2012. Free Trade and Absolute and Comparative Advantage: A Critical Comparison of Two Major Theories of International Trade, WeltTrends Thesis Nr. 16, Universitätsverlag Potsdam. (Link)

Blogs

  

Reviewer for the following international journals

  • Economic Thought
  • European Journal of the History of Economic Thought
  • History of Political Economy
  • Journal of the History of Economic Thought
  • Southern Economic Journal
Dr. Reinhard Schumacher

Dr. Reinhard Schumacher

Research Assistant

 


Campus Griebnitzsee
Building 01, Room 2.67c

Postal address

 


University of Potsdam
Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences
August-Bebel-Str. 89
D-14482 Potsdam

 

consulting hours
By appointment via email.