Department of History and Philosophy of Science

Research Fellows

Tiago Mata

Tiago Mata

Tiago Mata is a Senior Research Associate at the Department and Principal Investigator of the European Research Council Project (2012–2016), 'Economics in the Public Sphere: USA, UK, France, Argentina and Brazil since 1945'. He holds a doctoral degree from the Department of Economic History at the London School of Economics, and has taught at the University of Amsterdam and Duke University. He has written on science communication, academic freedom, the economics of science, the history of macroeconomics, and the role of politics in social knowledge.

Research interests: History of the social sciences; economic sociology; media studies; history of science communication.

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Selected publications

  • The Economist as Public Intellectual (ed. with Steven G Medema), History of Political Economy (2013) special issue.
  • 'National Science Foundation patronage of social science, 1970s and 1980s: Congressional scrutiny, advocacy network, and the prestige of economics' (with Tom Scheiding), Minerva (2012) 50(4): 423–449.
  • 'Trust in Independence: The Identities of Economists in Business Magazines, 1945–1970', Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences (2011) 47(4): 359–379.
  • 'The Enemy Within: Academic Freedom in 1960s and 1970s American Social Sciences', History of Political Economy (2010) 42(5): 77–104.
  • 'Inside the Black Box: The Role of Shocking Errors in Growth Theory' (with Francisco Louca), History of Political Economy (2009) 41(5): 334–355.
  • 'Migrations and Boundary Work: Harvard, Radical Economists and the Committee on Political Discrimination', Science in Context (2009) 22(1): 115–143.