Emma Rothschild

Emma Rothschild

 

Magdalene College
Cambridge CB3 0AG

 

Phone: (44) 1223 331 197
Fax: (44) 1223 331 198
E-mail: amp32@cam.ac.uk

Emma Rothschild is Jeremy and Jane Knowles Professor of History at Harvard University, Director of the Joint Centre for History and Economics, and Honorary Professor of History and Economics at the University of Cambridge. She is a fellow of Magdalene College, Cambridge. She was born in London in 1948, graduated from Oxford University in 1967, and was a Kennedy Scholar in Economics at MIT. From 1978 to 1988, she was an Associate Professor at MIT in the Department of Humanities and the Program on Science, Technology, and Society. She has also taught at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales in Paris. She has written extensively on economic history and the history of economic thought. Economic Sentiments: Adam Smith, Condorcet and the Enlightenment was published in 2001 by Harvard University Press, and in Italian and Portugese translation in 2003. The Inner Life of Empires: An Eighteenth-Century History was published by Princeton University Press in 2011.

Brief CV
Activities
Publications
Books
Articles and chapters in books
Teaching


Brief CV

Emma Rothschild

 

Address:  

Harvard University, Department of History,
1730 Cambridge Street, CGIS-S424
Cambridge, MA 02138 USA

Centre for History and Economics, Magdalene College, Cambridge CB3 0AG, England

     
Born:   16 May 1948, London, England
     
Education:   1968, Kennedy Scholar, MIT (Economics)
1967, BA Oxford University (Philosophy, Politics and Economics); MA, 1970
     
2008-present:  

Jeremy and Jane Knowles Professor of History, Harvard University
Director, Joint Center for History and Economics

1991-present:   Director, Centre for History and Economics
2010-present:   2010-present: Fellow, Magdalene College, Cambridge
    Honorary Professor of History and Economics, University of Cambridge
     

2004-2007:

 

Visiting Professor of History, Harvard University

1988-2010:  

Fellow, King's College, Cambridge

1988-1992:

 

Senior Research Fellow, King's College, Cambridge

1981-1982:

 

Directeur de Recherches Invité, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris

1979-1988:

 

Associate Professor of Science, Technology and Society, MIT

1978-1980:

 

Associate Professor of Humanities, MIT

1977-1978:

 

Research Fellow, The Lehrman Institute, New York

1976-1977:

 

Visiting Lecturer in Political Science, Yale College

     
2002:   Foreign Member, American Philosophical Society
2001:   Companion of St Michael and St George, United Kingdom
2001:   Fellow, Royal Historical Society
2008-present:   Member, International Committee for Strategic Direction,
Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris

1998-present:

 

Member, Board of the United Nations Foundation

2000-2009:

 

Chairman, Kennedy Memorial Trust

1999-2005:

 

Chairman, United Nations Research Institute for Social Development

     

1998-2001:

 

Member, Council for Science and Technology, United Kingdom

1996-present:      Governor, National Institute for Economic and Social Research, United Kingdom
1995-2005:  

Member, Visiting Committee, Center for International Affairs, Harvard University

1993-1998:

 

Member, Board of the British Council

1992-present:  

Chair, Research Council, Common Security Forum

1989-1993:   Member, Governing Board, International Institute for Environmental Technology, Sweden
1989-1993:   Research Adviser, World Institute for Development Economics Research, Finland
1988-1992:  

Trustee, Institute for Public Policy Research, United Kingdom

1986-2007:  

Member, Board of the Olof Palme Memorial Fund, Sweden

1986-1994:

 

Member, The Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution, United Kingdom

1986-1988:   Member, Rector's Advisory Council, The United Nations University

1984-1985:

 

OECD Science Examiner, Australia

1983-1993:

 

Member, Governing Board, Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI)

1983‑1989:   Member, Board of Directors, The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

1983-1984:

 

Member, Carnegie/MacArthur Committee on International Security

1981-1989:

 

Economic Expert, the Palme Commission on Disarmament and Security Issues

1981-1982:

 

Member, Groupe de Reflexion et de Liaisons Internationales, French Ministry of Planning

1981‑1986:  

Member, Editorial Board, Technology Review

1979-1987:

 

Member, Advisory Council, Society for the History of Technology

1976-1980:

 

Member, OECD Group of Experts on Science and Technology in the New Socio-Economic Context

   

 

Work in Progress

Commerce and Politics in Eighteenth-Century France, book manuscript in preparation

A Connected World: The East India Company and the American Revolution, book manuscript in preparation

"Smithianismus and Enlightenment in Nineteenth-Century Europe," to be published in a collection of essays in preparation.

 

Publications

Books

The Inner Life of Empires: An Eighteenth-Century History (Princeton University Press, 2011)

Economic Sentiments: Adam Smith, Condorcet and the Enlightenment
(Harvard University Press, 2001) Italian, Portugese, Chinese translations  

Science and Technology in the New Socio-Economic Context (Co-author)
(OECD: 1981)

Paradise Lost: The Decline of the Auto-Industrial Age (Random House, New York: 1973) Italian, Portugese, Japanese translations

 

Articles and chapters in books

History

“Maintaining (Environmental) Capital Intact,” Modern Intellectual History, vol. 8, no. 1 (2011), pp. 193-212

“The Idea of Sustainability: Introduction,” Modern Intellectual History, vol. 8, no. 1 (2011), pp. 147-151

“Late-Atlantic History,” The Oxford Handbook of the Atlantic World 1450-1850, ed. Nicholas Canny and Philip Morgan, Oxford, 2011, pp. 634-648

“Political Economy,” The Cambridge History of Nineteenth-Century Political
Thought, ed. Gareth Stedman Jones and Gregory Claeys, Cambridge, 2011, pp. 748-779

“The Future of History,” Going Digital: Evolutionary and Revolutionary Aspects of Digitization, ed. Karl Grandin, Stockholm, 2011, pp. 280-294

“Adam Smith in the British Empire,” Empire and Modern Political Thought, ed.
Sankar Muthu, Cambridge, forthcoming 2011

"The Theory of Moral Sentiments and the Inner Life," The Adam Smith Review, vol. 5, 2010, pp. 25-36

"Choiseul and the History of France," Waddesdon Miscellanea, vol. 1 (2009),
pp. 6-13

"The Atlantic Worlds of David Hume",  Soundings in Atlantic History: Latent Structures and Intellectual Currents,1500-1830, ed. Bernard Bailyn and Patricia Denault, Cambridge, MA, 2009, pp. 405-449

"The Archives of Universal History," Journal of World History, Vol. 19, No. 3
(September 2008), pp. 375-401

"David Hume and the Seagods of the Atlantic," The Atlantic Enlightenment, ed. Susan Manning and Francis D. Cogliano, Aldershot, 2008, pp. 81-96

"Adam Smith’s Laws," Y a-t-il des lois en économie?, ed. Bernard Delmas, Villeneuve d'Ascq, 2007, pp. 37-40

"A Horrible Tragedy in the French Atlantic," Past and Present, Vol. 192 (August 2006), pp. 67-108 

"Adam Smith's Economics" (with Amartya Sen), The Cambridge Companion to Adam Smith, ed. Knud Haakonsen, Cambridge, 2006, pp. 319-365

"Arcs of Ideas: International History and Intellectual History," in Transnationale Geschichte: Themen, Tendenzen und Theorien, ed  Gunilla Budde, Sebastian Conrad and Oliver Janz, Göttingen, 2006, pp. 217-226 

"Axiom, theorem, corollary &c. ': Condorcet and mathematical economics," Social Choice and Welfare, Vol. 25 (2005), pp. 287-302

"Language and Empire, c. 1800," Historical Research, Vol. 78, No. 200 (May 2005), pp. 208-229

"Dibattito su Sentimenti economici," Rivista di Storia Economica,  Vol. 20, No. 2 (August 2004), pp. 243-252; symposium on Economic Sentiments

"Dignity or Meanness," The Adam Smith Review, Vol. 1 (2004), pp. 150-164; symposium on Economic Sentiments

"Global Commerce and the Question of Sovereignty in the 18th Century    Provinces," Modern Intellectual History, Vol. 1, No. 1 (April 2004), pp. 3-25

"The English Kopf," The Political Economy of British Historical Experience, 1688-1914, ed. D. Winch and P. O’Brien, Oxford, 2002, pp. 31-60

"La mondialisation en perspective historique," Qu’est-ce que la culture?, ed. Y. Michaud, Paris, 2001, pp. 57-68

"An Alarming Commercial Crisis in 18th Century Angoulême: Sentiments in Economic History," Economic History Review, 1998, Vol. 51, pp. 268-293

"Condorcet and Adam Smith on Education and Instruction," Philosophers on Education, ed. A.O. Rorty, London, 1998, pp. 209-226

"Bruno Hildebrands Kritik an Adam Smith," Bruno Hildebrands 'Die NationalÖkonomie der Gegenwart und Zukunft', ed. Bertram Schefold, Frankfurt, 1998, pp. 133-172

"Condorcet and the Conflict of Values," Historical Journal, 1996, Vol 39, pp. 677-701

"Social Security and Laissez Faire in 18th Century Political Economy," Population and Development Review, December 1995, Vol. 21, pp. 711-744

"Adam Smith and the Invisible Hand," American Economic Review Papers and Proceedings, May 1994, pp. 319-322

"Psychological Modernity in Historical Perspective," Essays in Honor of Albert Hirschman, Washington, DC, 1994, pp. 99-117

"Commerce and the State: Turgot, Condorcet and Smith," Economic Journal, 1992, Vol. 102, pp. 1197-1210

"Adam Smith and Conservative Economics," Economic History Review, 1992, Vol. 45, pp. 74-96

 

Other

"The Decline of the Auto-Industrial Society," The New York Review of Books, February 26 2009

"The Age of Words: Histories of Human Security," in Human Security, ed. Yusuke Dan (in Japanese), United Nations University, 2005

"Real, Pretended or Imaginary Dangers," The New York Review of Books, March 24 2004

"The Last Empire: Security and Globalization in Historical Perspective," Jerome E Levy Occasional Paper, No 5, US Naval War College, 2003

"The politics of globalisation circa 1773," OECD Observer, No. 228 (September 2001), 12-14

"Imagination and Understanding," Council for Science and Technology, United Kingdom, July 2001, pp. 3-25

"Social Security and Laissez-Faire," Boston Review, October 2000, Vol. 25, pp. 11-12

"The Age of Insubordination," Foreign Policy, Summer 2000, No. 119, pp. 46-49

"Globalization and the Return of History," Foreign Policy, Summer 1999, No. 115, pp. 106-116

"The Debate on Economic and Social Security in the Late Eighteenth Century: Lessons of a Road not Taken," Development and Change, April 1996, Vol. 27, pp. 331-351

"Environmental Measurement," Environmental Measurement and Analysis, Kawaguchi, 1996, 11-21

"Echoes of the Malthusian Debate," Population and Development Review, June 1995, Vol. 21, pp. 351-359

"What is Security?," Daedalus, Summer 1995, Vol. 124, pp. 53-98

"The Changing Nature of Security," Issues in Global Governance, London, 1995

"L'économie de la dissuasion - Les armes nucléaires sont-elles chères?," Science, Guerre et Paix, ed. J.J. Salomon, Paris, 1989, pp. 103-135

"The Reagan Economic Legacy," The New York Review of Books, July 21, 1988, pp. 33-41

"The Real Reagan Economy," The New York Review of Books, June 30, 1988, pp. 46-53

"A Divergence Hypothesis," Journal of Development Economics, 1986, Vol. 23, pp. 205-226

"Examiners' Report" (co-author) in Science and Technology Review of Australia (OECD, 1986)

"The Effect of United States Defence Spending on Employment and Output" (with Rebecca Blank), International Labour Review, November 1985, Vol. 124, pp. 677-697

"Science and Society: A Changing Relationship," Science as a Commodity, ed. M. Gibbons and B. Wittrock, Manchester, 1985, pp. 130-142

"Concepts of Security: Deterrence and Common Security," Common Security (SIPRI: 1985)

"Common Security," SIPRI Yearbook, 1984, pp. 583-591

"The Costs of Reaganism," The New York Review of Books, March 15, 1984, pp. 14-17

"Delusions of Deterrence," The New York Review of Books, April 14, 1983, pp. 40-50

"The Philosophy of Reaganism," The New York Review of Books, April 15, 1982, pp. 19-25

"Reagan and the Real America," The New York Review of Books, February 5, 1981, pp. 12-18

"Hangchow Revisited: Food in China and France," The London Review of Books, 1980

"Some Views of Mrs Thatcher's Victory," New York Review of Books, June 28, 1979

"The Arms Boom and How to Stop It," The New York Review of Books, January 20, 1977, pp. 24-30

"Is it Time to End Food for Peace?," The New York Times Magazine, March 13, 1977, pp. 15, 43-48, repr. Why Food Aid?, ed. Vernon W. Ruttan, Baltimore, 1993, pp. 84-94

"Banks: The Politics of Debt," The New York Review of Books, June 24, 1976, pp. 25-32

"Banks: The Coming Crisis," The New York Review of Books, May 27, 1976, pp. 16-21

"Food Politics," Foreign Affairs, 1976, Vol. 54, pp. 285-307

"The Boom in the Death Business," The New York Review of Books, October 5, 1975, pp. 7-12

"How Doomed are We?," The New York Review of Books, June 26, 1975, pp. 31-34

"World Food Economy," The New Yorker, 1975

"Running Out of Food," The New York Review of Books, September 19, 1974, pp. 30-31

"The Politics of Food," The New York Review of Books, May 16, 1974, pp. 16-17

"Concocting the Next Crisis," The New York Review of Books, April 4, 1974, pp. 30-32

"Where the Next Energy Crisis is Pushing Us," The New York Review of Books, January 24, 1974, pp. 38-40

"Running Out of Gas," The New York Review of Books, November 1, 1973, pp. 34-35

"Illusions about Energy," The New York Review of Books, August 9, 1973, pp. 29-34

"What is the Energy Crisis?," The New York Review of Books, July 19, 1973, pp. 23-28