STOREP 2022 – Raffaelli Lecture

Economics and the Economic System: The Ecological Transition
19th STOREP Annual Conference
Università della Tuscia, Viterbo, 26-28 May 2022

II Home ΙΙ Registration ΙΙ Invited Speakers ΙΙ Raffaelli Lecture ΙΙ INET-STOREP Initiative ΙΙ
ΙΙ Young Scholars ΙΙ General and Session Program II Numbers and areas II
II Venue II Accommodation and social activities II

* * *

Tiziano Raffaelli (1950-2016)

The “Raffaelli lecture” is in honour of Tiziano Raffaelli, Full professor of History of Economic Thought at the University of Pisa, an internationally renowned specialist of Alfred Marshall’s economics, a promoter of several research initiatives of political economy, and an active and reputable member of STOREP. Starting from the 14th Annual STOREP Conference, and thanks to the generosity of Manuela Giovannetti, full professor at the University of Pisa and widow of Tiziano Raffaelli, STOREP invites every year an internationally recognized scholar who has led innovative research on Raffaelli’s main interests – from Alfred Marshall’s thought, in particular, to, more generally, industrial economics, evolutionary economics, economic methodology – to hold a one-hour lecture to participants in the main conference. STOREP will broadly disseminate the lecture contents, both on its website and on social media, and eventually on special issues of academic journals with selected articles presented in the Annual Conference.

2017: Marco Dardi
2018: Harro Maas
2019: Richard Arena
2020: Sheila Dow
2021: Steven G. Medema

Renee Prendergast will give the sixth “Raffaelli Lecture” at the 2022 STOREP conference.

Reader in Economics at Queen’s University Belfast, she has a cross-disciplinary background – graduating in industrial engineering and then taking a Master’s degree in economics. Her PhD was on competition and the division of labour in classical economics.Her early work focused on problems relating to the development of technological capability in developing countries.

More recently, she has been concerned with the role of knowledge in theories of economic development from the seventeenth century to the present.

She is currently engaged on a monograph on Bernard Mandeville and on a project comparing the contributions of William Thompson and J. S. Mill on co-operation and the role of women. She has previously written on Marshall and Schumpeter.

She has served as a Director of the Economic Research Institute of Northern Ireland, as an Associate Editor of the Economic and Social Review (Ireland) and on the Editorial Board of the European Journal of Development Research.

She is currently an Editorial Board member of European Journal of the History of Economic Thought and on the Young Scholars Committee of the History of Economics Society. She was previously a Council member of the European Society for the History of Economic Thought (ESHET) and served on its best article sub-committee.

Her published authored and edited works include Choice of Technique in Iron Founding (with B. A. Bhat, Scottish Academic Press 1984); Machine Tools in Developing Countries (with M.M. Huq, Scottish Academic Press 1983); Development Perspectives for the 1990s (with H. W. Singer, Palgrave Macmillan 1991); Market Forces and World Development (with F. Stewart, Palgrave Macmillan 1994); Contributions to the History of Economic Thought (with A. Murphy, Routledge 2000); and A History of Irish Economic Thought (with T. Boylan and J. D. Turner, Routledge 2015). She has also published widely in the periodical literature.

The title of the Raffaelli Lecture she will deliver in the 19th STOREP Conference is “Historical Perspectives on the Role of Knowledge in Economic Life“.