New Perspectives on the History of Political Economy

November 1-2, 2013


The goal of the conference was to re-conceptualize, through a variety of historical approaches, the origins and history of theories of political economy. The meeting brought together international thought leaders in the field of political economy with up-and-coming young scholars. Work is in progress on producing a pioneering volume of proceedings from the conference, edited by Robert Fredona and Sophus A. Reinert, which will take stock of current work on the history of political economy and set the agenda for future research in this growing and increasingly important field of study.
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Contact Information

For more information, please contact fwhittum@hbs.edu.​

Campus Map

Please click on the following link for a map of the campus. http://www.hbs.edu/maps/

Traveling by air

If you are planning to travel by air, you will be flying into Logan Airport (code BOS). HBS is a short taxi ride from the airport.

Traveling by car

From Logan Airport

Follow signs for I-90 W (Massachusetts Turnpike/Ted Williams Tunnel). Take I-90 W to Exit #20 for Allston and Cambridge. After the tollbooth, bear right towards Cambridge, to a large intersection. Just past the second light, and before the bridge, turn left onto Soldiers Field. At the first stoplight, turn left onto Western Avenue. Enter the campus through the Batten Way Entrance, on your right.

From west of Boston

Take I-90 E (Massachusetts Turnpike) to Exit #18 for Allston and Cambridge. After the tollbooth, bear right towards Cambridge, to a large intersection. Just past the second light, and before the bridge, turn left onto Soldiers Field. At the first stoplight, turn left onto Western Avenue. Enter the campus through the Batten Way Entrance, on your right.

From north and south of Boston

Take I-93 (N or S) to Exit #20 for I-90 W (Massachusetts Turnpike). Take I-90 W to Exit #20 for Allston and Cambridge. After the tollbooth, bear right towards Cambridge, to a large intersection. Just past the second light, and before the bridge, turn left onto Soldiers Field. At the first stoplight, turn left onto Western Avenue. Enter the campus through the Batten Way Entrance, on your right.

Parking

Parking is free for all attendees of the conference in the Harvard Business School parking lot, located next to Spangler Center and Burden Auditorium. The entrance to the parking lot (HBS "South Entrance") is on Western Avenue, east of the intersection between Western Avenue and North Harvard Street. Please tell the guard at the booth that you are with the Political Economy Conference.

Taxis

The following local cab company serves the Harvard Business School:

  • Metro Cab (617-254-6060)

Traveling by Amtrak

Take Amtrak to South Station. For more information about Amtrak, log onto www.amtrak.com or call (800) USA-RAIL.

Traveling by T (mass transit)

Coming by MBTA http://www.mbta.com/  (the T), take the Red Line to Harvard Square. John F. Kennedy Street runs through the center of Harvard Square. Walk south on John F. Kennedy Street, crossing over the Charles River on the Anderson Bridge. The Harvard Business School is on the left, after the bridge. Take the first entrance leading into the campus.

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