The Neomercantilists: A global intellectual history
09 March 2022, 5:00 pm–6:30 pm
Join us to hear Eric Helleiner talk about his research on 'The Neomercantilists: A global intellectual history'. This talk will be chaired by IIPP’s Antonio Andreoni with a discussion from Olga Mikheeva (Marie Curie Research Fellow at IIPP). Followed by questions from the audience.
This event is free.
At a time when critiques of free trade policies are gaining currency, it is important to understand the intellectual history of neomercantilist thought.
In this seminar, Eric Helleiner challenges dominant understandings of this history that focus on Friedrich List, highlighting the diverse origins of this ideology in many different parts of the world between the late eighteenth and early twentieth centuries. The history illuminates neglected intellectual traditions that gave rise to distinctive varieties of neomercantilism around the globe, some of which have left enduring intellectual legacies.
Background material linked to this seminar
The Neomercantilist: A global intellectual history by Eric Helleiner.
About the Speaker
Professor and University Research Chair at University of Waterloo