Setting up an IRN (International Research Network)

A new International Research Network (IRN) is being formed, with the support of the CNRS, on the theme: Transforming Homo Economicus: The Use of Other Social Sciences in US Economics, 1918-2018.

The International Research Network (IRN) project entitled "THE" and directed by Philippe FONTAINE has been selected by the scientific direction of the Institut des sciences humaines et sociales du CNRS.

International Research Network (IRN)

The IRN is a tool designed to structure an international scientific community around a shared theme, in this case: the relationship between economics and other social sciences in the 20th century.

Philippe Fontaine

Philippe Fontaine is a university professor in the Humanities and Social Sciences Department at ENS Paris-Saclay.

He is an honorary member of the l’Institut universitaire de France and a member of the European Commission and Research Associate at the Centre for Philosophy of Natural and Social Science at the London School of Economics and Political Science.

His latest book (with Jefferson Pooley), Society on the Edge : Social Science and Public Policy in the Postwar United States, was published in 2021 by Cambridge University Press.

He is an honorary member of the Institut Universitaire de France and of the London School of Economics and Political Science.

His latest book (with Jefferson Pooley), Society on the Edge: Social Science and Public Policy in the Postwar United States, was published by Cambridge University Press.

5 years, 13 conferences

Funded for 5 years from January 2022, this project includes :

Over a period of 5 years, 13 conferences will be organised in these different institutions.