Dr Ryan Walter from the School of Political Science and International Studies examines key texts in the process by which economics broke away from its origins in politics and philosophy, with consequences for all three disciplines. 

Before Economics is a podcast series about the history of political economy, focusing on the British case. Each episode examines a key text in this history. The podcast is supported by the European Society for the History of Economic Thought and The University of Queensland. The website acts as a supplement to the podcasts, providing readers with an opportunity to look at the texts covered in the podcast, and to find other resources relating to these texts and the history of political economy more broadly.

Contributors include: Associate Professor Richard Devetak (School of Political Science and International Studies), Dr Karin Selberg (School of Historical and Philosophical Inquiry) and Dr Leigh Penman (School of Historical and Philosophical Inquiry).