About

I am Vincent Carret, a PhD student in economics in Lyon, France. This blog presents my research as a PhD student in the history of economic thought. In particular, I want to find new ways to present important results from the history of economic analysis and approach the history of models through the use of computers.

I also present some simulations of standard models, used in my lectures in Université Lyon II. A student can find it useful to understand the influence of parameters on the equilibrium, and a teacher may find it useful to draw quickly a graph for their class.

Education

Duke University (2021-2022) – Visiting Researcher
Center for the History of Political Economy
Université Lumière Lyon 2 (2019-2022) – PhD
PhD candidate in economics. Advisor: Michaël Assous. Defense scheduled May 23, 2022
Dissertation: “Macroeconomics and the rise of mathematical thinking: solutions and conflicts in early economic models (1930s-1950s).”
Université Lumière Lyon 2 (2018-2019) – Master’s degree
Major: Theories and history of economics in society.
Master’s thesis: “Birth and Diffusion of Stability Analysis.”
École Normale Supérieure (ENS) of Lyon (2017-2018) – Master’s degree
Major: History of political thought. ENS is a highly selective, top tier higher education institution.
Master’s thesis: “Jacques Rueff: Birth of a Neoliberalism.”
Institut d’Études Politiques (IEP) of Lyon (2014-2018) – Diplôme (equivalent Bachelor + Master)
IEP is a liberal arts school delivering its own “diplôme” in five years, equivalent to a Master’s degree, with a competitive, national examination entry, in the top tier of French higher education.
Master’s thesis: “Ecuador. Revolution from Political Agenda to Institutionalization: What Possibilities of Political Change?”

Publications

In peer-reviewed journals:

Assous, Michaël, and Vincent Carret. 2022 “The importance of multiple equilibria for economic policy in Jan Tinbergen’s early works” The European Journal of the History of Economic Thought forthcoming. link

Carret, Vincent. Fluctuations and growth in Ragnar Frisch’s rocking horse model.” Journal of the History of Economic Thought (forthcoming). Preprint at SocArXiv, link

Assous, Michaël, Olivier Bruno, Vincent Carret, and Muriel Dal-Pont Legrand. 2021. “Expectations and full employment. Hansen, Samuelson and Lange.” Revue d’économie politique Vol. 132 (3):511–30. link

Assous, Michaël, and Vincent Carret. “(In)Stability at the Cowles Commission (1939–1948).” The European Journal of the History of Economic Thought 27 (4): 582–605. link.

Book

Assous, Michaël, and Vincent Carret. 2022. Economic (In)Stability - New Perspective on the History of Macroeconomics. Cham: Springer. Companion website: link

Book Chapter

Carret, Vincent, and Michaël Assous. “Econometrics at Harvard.” Chapter to be published in the Palgrave Companion to Harvard Economics, ed. by R. Cord. October 30, 2021.

Pre-Print and Working Papers

Carret, Vincent. “Understanding the bitterness of Wassily Leontief: Intention and reception of input-output techniques, 1940s-1950s.” Working Paper. HAL, March 9, 2022.

Carret, Vincent. “Rupture and continuity in the original divide between micro-dynamics and macro-dynamics.” Working Paper. HAL, May 30, 2021.

Assous, Michaël, and Vincent Carret. “Relaxation Oscillations in the Early Development of Econometrics: Coming (Almost) Full Circle (1929-1951).” Working Paper. HAL, April 23, 2021.

Assous, Michaël, Vincent Carret. “Jan Tinbergen’s early contribution to macrodynamics (1932-1936).” Working Paper. HAL, December 23, 2020.

Assous, Michaël, Vincent Carret. “The hidden side of Jan Tinbergen’s approach to economic policy (1934-1944).” Working Paper. HAL, February 5, 2021.

Carret, Vincent. “And yet it rocks! Fluctuations and growth in Ragnar Frisch’s rocking horse model.” Working Paper. HAL, October 16, 2020.

Assous, Michaël, Olivier Bruno, Vincent Carret, and Muriel Dal Pont Legrand. “Expectations and Full Employment : Hansen, Samuelson and Lange.” GREDEG Working Papers, Université Côte d’Azur, France, May 2020.

Carret, Vincent. “Ragnar Frisch’s 1933 Model : And Yet It Rocks !” Working Paper. HAL, October 16, 2020.

Conference and Seminar Presentations

Teaching

Grants and awards

Languages

English (fluent), French (native speaker)

Fields of Spcialization

Computational Skills

Python, R, JavaScript, HTML/CSS. See https://github.com/vcarret.

Online Course Credentials