Research Interests: History of economic thought, international history, logical positivism, neoliberalism, eugenics, history and philosophy of the social sciences.
Max Ehrenfreund is a Ph.D. student in the Department of the History of Science. He studies the history of social science, and economic science in particular. His current research concentrates on the period between the First and Second World Wars. He studies how the methods, practices, and assumptions of the social sciences altered in response to the lived experience of the Great Depression and the ascendance of fascism in Europe.
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.
BA., English, Yale University