Eleonora Buono is postdoctoral fellow at the Laboratoire SPH, at the University of Bordeaux and Bordeaux-Montaigne. Her PhD dissertation on William Stanley Jevons's thought, completed at the University of Bologna, was awarded the prize for the best dissertation in the history of economic thought by the AISPE. Her current research aims at exploring how the concept of character was theorized in nineteenth-century British philosophy. Her research focuses on James's and John Stuart Mill's works, to understand how they conceived of the concept of character and which virtues of character they fostered.

David Philippy is an historian of economics, currently a postdoc fellow researcher at CY Cergy Paris University (AGORA center) and an associate member of the Walras-Pareto Centre. He holds a PhD in economics from the University of Lausanne (title of the dissertation: “The World Behind the Demand Curve: A History of the Economics of Consumption in the US, 1885-1934”). His research mainly focuses on the history of the field called “the economics of consumption” in the early 20th century US, with a particular emphasis on the crucial role played by the American home economics movement and female institutionalist economists. In his ongoing postdoc research project “Economists in the Household: A Study of American Consumption after 1923,” he is interested in the epistemological debates that followed the publication of Hazel Kyrk’s famous Theory of Consumption to understand how the economics of consumption transformed in the inter-war and how it shaped our modern representation of consumer’s sovereignty. His latest publication “Ellen Richards’s Home Economics Movement and the Birth of the Economics of Consumption” has been published in 2021 in the Journal of the History of Economic Thought (