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The James H. Street Scholar is awarded annually for outstanding scholarship in Latin America

in the area of economic development, from an institutionalist perspective    

2019  Manuel Ramon Souza Luz



Manuel Ramon Souza Luz is an adjunct professor of Economics in The Engineering, Modelling and Applied Social Sciences Centre (CECS) at the Federal University of ABC (UFABC). In this university, he teaches at the undergraduate and postgraduate level. He has a PhD in Economics at the State University of Campinas(2009-2013) with a doctoral stage at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (2012-2013) and a Post-doctorate in Economics at the University of São Paulo (2013-2015). His research is devoted to understanding the interdisciplinary nature of Institutional Economics and it’s radical foundations. Among his works, we find arecent effort to reassess the connections between the American Pragmatist School of Philosophy and Institutional Economics. Other works follow the same spirit and seek to establish connections between this economic school of thought and some developments within Social Anthropology and Evolutionary Epistemology. His first works were devoted to understanding the use of Darwinian generalizations within economics. During his PhD, he studied the institutional nature of Homo Economics based on the ideas of French anthropologist Louis Dumont. In posterior works, he sought to understand the connections between ThorsteinVeblenand Charles S. Peirce when regarding the logic of scientific thought and human cognition. His works seekto offer new insights into Institutional Economics while preserving the emancipatory and radical message of Thorstein B. Veblen