The “Economics in the Public Sphere” (ECONPUBLIC) project asked four main questions and I list the most significant publications under those four headings.
1. How have representations of economic expertise changed over time?
Mata, T. and Medema, S.G. (eds) 2013. The Economist as Public Intellectual, special issue of History of Political Economy, 45(5), 336 pages.
Morris, J. under review. “Is Central Bank Transparency (Really) a Recent Phenomenon? The Politics of Communicative Experiments at the Bank of England.”
Undurraga, T. and Pedroso, A. forthcoming. “Elite journalists and mainstream economists in Brazil: elective affinity or professional illusion?” Journalism Studies.
2. How do economic journalists perceive the practice and goals of their reporting?
Undurraga, T. 2017. “Making News, Making the Economy: Technological Changes and Financial Pressures in Brazil” Cultural Sociology 11(1): 77-96.
Mata, T. forthcoming. “The managerial ideal and business magazines in the Great Depression” Enterprise & Society.
Undurraga, T. 2017. “Knowledge production in economic journalism: translation, mediation and dreams of authorship in Brazil.” The Sociological Review.
Undurraga, T. forthcoming. “Making news of value: exploiting dissonances in economic journalism” Journal of Cultural Economy.
3. What strategies do social movements employ to challenge and shape media representations of expertise?
Mata, T. forthcoming. “Milton Friedman and Paul Samuelson, columnists of Newsweek” Journal of the History of Economic Thought.
Anthony, S. under review. “Free enterprise on film: Aims of Industry, economic liberalism and the birth of the industrial film.”
Morris, J. under review “Decentring Ingenuity: Modes of Calculation and Intuition in The Bank of England’s Financial Literacy Assemblages.”
Habermehl, V. draft. “On credibility and public numbers, inflation reporting in Argentina after the INDEC intervention.”
Habermehl, V. draft. “Precarity and crisis, economic organising from below in two markets in Buenos Aires.”
4. What role do media performances play in the careers of economists?
Mata, T. and Medema, S.G. 2013. “The Cultures of Expertise and the Public Interventions of Economists” History of Political Economy 45(5), 1-19.
Morris, J. 2016. “The Performativity, Performance and Lively Practices in Financial Stability Press Conferences” Journal of Cultural Economy 9(3): 245-260.
Morris, J. forthcoming. “Stress Testing, Performativity and a Possibilistic Risk Calculus” Hollow, Garnett and Morris (eds) Research Handbook on Risk Management in Complex Systems.
The Economist, a book
Finally, I have edited a major collection of essays on The Economist.
Mata, T. (ed) forthcoming. The Economist in History: The Political Economy of Liberal Journalism. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
In the course of its lifetime the “Economics in the Public Sphere” (ECONPUBLIC) project organized the following events. Links are to a detailed description of each event on the project’s UCL webpage:
“Social Reproduction and Everyday Economy” (2016)
“Social Studies of the Economy” (2016)
“The Regulation of Public Numbers” (2016)
“Economics in Film” partnered with the British Film Institute (2015)
“Half a day on FAZ: the History of the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung” (2015)
“175 Years of The Economist” (2015)
“Brazilian Media and the Journalistic Field” (2015)
“The text analysis of media text” (2015)
“Economic Reason: Intellectuals and Think-Tanks in the Late 20th Century” (2013)
“Interrogating Economics in the Public Sphere” (2013)