The politics of economics is a research network exploring how economics impacts the world. The seminar series brings different perspectives together to discuss tensions and contestations of economic knowledge in the context of policy, expertise and political movements.
In this session Emmanuel Didier (CNRS, EHESS) discusses the question 'Are Social studies of quantification useful to understand the Covid pandemics?'
In this rapidly changing context, how are economists’ positions as experts changing? Will the COVID-19 pandemic upend economic orthodoxy? How does the lockdown affect politics and existing inequalities within the economics profession? How are these changes affecting the way economics engages public debate? How are they affecting the practice of economic policy?