Research interests: History of economic thought; history of quantification, chance, and probability; neoliberalism; history and philosophy of the social sciences.
Max Ehrenfreund is a doctoral candidate in the Department of the History of Science at Harvard University. Max is interested in the development of the science of economics. That is, his goal is to understand how economics settled on common problems and objects of study. He aims to explain how economists came to subscribe to certain professional expectations, agree upon a set of standards of evidence, and share a specific way of thinking about the world.
Born and raised in Oregon, Max was a previously a journalist, reporting on business and the economy for the Washington Post after stints at the Washington Monthly and the Sacramento Bee. He worked several beats, most recently writing about taxes.
B.A., English, Yale University