Louise Villeneuve

Staff details

Position Lecturer in Economics
Email l.villeneuve (@gold.ac.uk)
Louise Villeneuve

I joined the Institute of Management Studies in 2019 as a doctoral researcher in economics. My research focuses on the history of consumption at the intersection of the history of economics and political economy. It studies the emergence of discourses on consumption in the 19th century and how it eventually led to the neoliberal paradigm shift in the 20th century. It highlights how consumption gained autonomy as a category of analysis separated from production, paralleling the division between the private and public spheres.

I am a Lecturer in Economics. I am co-convening the module of History of Economic Ideas. I also teach in the areas of Microeconomics, Economic History and Introduction to Economics.

Academic qualifications

  • MSc in Development Economics, SOAS University of London 2016
  • Master in International Economics, Université Paris 2 Panthéon-Assas 2014
  • Bachelor in Economics, Université Paris 2 Panthéon-Assas 2013

Research interests

History of economic thought
Political economy
Intellectual and conceptual history
History of consumption

Publications and research outputs

Article

Villeneuve, Louise. 2023. John Stuart Mill and the art of consumption. The European Journal of the History of Economic Thought, ISSN 0967-2567

Villeneuve, Louise. 2023. John Stuart Mill, socialist (Book Review). The European Journal of the History of Economic Thought, 30(1), pp. 153-155. ISSN 0967-2567

Villeneuve, Louise. 2020. A contemporary historiography of economics (Book Review). The European Journal of the History of Economic Thought, 27(5), pp. 799-801. ISSN 0967-2567

Further profile content

Goldsmiths Research Centres/Groups

Conferences and talks

2023: The Desire to Consume and the Origins of Adam Smith's Division of Labour
25th ESHET Summer School on History of Economic Thought, Economic Philosophy and Economic History. University of Turin, Italy

2022: John Stuart Mill and the Art of Consumption
19th STOREP Annual Conference, Universita Degli Studi Della Tuscia Viterbo, Italy.

2021: The Conceptualisations of Consumption in Political Economy
23rd ESHET Summer School on History of Economic Thought, Economic Philosophy and Economic History. Université Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne