Readers know that I studied with Sam Hollander. Perhaps because of this, I have long felt that Sam's teacher, Lionel Robbins, deserves more recognition than he has been given by the profession. So I am very pleased that N&S is now 75 years old; we can use the occasion to celebrate Robbins and to sort out just what he said that was so important. Frank Cowell and Amos Witztum have sent the HES list this announcement of the upcoming Robbins conference at the London School of Economics.
A Conference on
The Nature And Significance of Economic Science
75th Anniversary of Lionel Robbins’s Essay. This year marks the 75th anniversary of Lionel Robbins’s Essay on the Nature and Significance of Economic Science. The Department of Economics at LSE and the editors of Economica are marking the event by a conference and a special issue of the journal. The purpose of this conference is to renew the considerations of Robbins’s theme and reflect on the current nature and significance of economic science as well as examine Robbins’s own position from a historical perspective.
Speakers include: Tony Atkinson, Ken Binmore, Lawrence Blume, RichardLipsey and Robert Sugden
The Conference will take place at LSE on 10-11 December 2007.
There are no conference fees. Participation includes luncheon on bothdays of the conference and a conference dinner on Monday, 10/12.However, there are a limited number of places and registration is on the basis of first come first served.
You can obtain your registration form and examine the programme of the conference at: