Monday, June 22, 2015

Martin Daunton Delivers 2015 Tawney Lecture

The Tawney Lecture is given each year at the annual conference of the Economic History Society (EHS). In 2015, the Lecture was presented by Martin Daunton, Head of the School of the Humanities and Social Sciences and Professor of Economic History at the University of Cambridge. His topic was "Contesting Reconstruction: Remaking the Global Economic Order." According to the précis, Daunton
considers the conflicting and contested notions of the reconstruction of the world economy after the Second World War. He shows how the debates at Bretton Woods should be placed in a much wider context than monetary policy. . . . The proposals reflected different relations between domestic and international politics in each country; and the outcome reflected the ability to balance these competing imperatives, the success in building coalitions around ideas or interests, and the design of the international institutions.
The video of the talk is available on the EHS website. The EHS website provides a full list of Tawney Lectures available via podcast.