Backhouse, R. 2004.The Ordinary Business of Life. Princeton University Press (a short highly readable introduction to the history of economics from Aristotle to recent decades)
Backhouse, Cherrier, 2017 (eds). “The age of the applied economist: the transformation of economics after 1970 ?” History of political economy, 49 (5) (a collection of papers on the “applied turn” in economics)
Backhouse, R. Tribe, K. 2017. The History of Economics: A course for Students and Teachers, Columbia University Press (25 chapters, each presenting a short introduction to a topic and providing a reading list)
History of econometrics
Angrist & Jörn-Steffen Pischke, 2010. "The Credibility Revolution in Empirical Economics" Journal of Economic Perspectives 24(2)
Hoover, K. 2008. “Causality in Economics and Econometrics” Palgrave Dictionary of Economics https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=930739
Morgan, Mary. 1990. The History of Econometric Ideas. Cambridge University Press.
Panhans, M. Singleton, J. 2017. “The empirical economist's toolkit: From models to methods.” History of Political Economy 49 (Supp).
Qin, D. 2013. A History of Econometrics: the reformation from the 1970S. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Qin, Duo. 1993. Formation of Econometrics: A historical perspective. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Sims, C. 2010. "But economics is not an experimental science." Journal of Economic Perspectives 24(2)
Stock, J. Trebbi, F. 2003. “Who Invented Instrumental Variable Regression?” Journal of Economic Perspective, 17(3)
History of data and Quantification
Hirschman, Dan. 2019 ; “Rediscovering the 1%: Knowledge Infrastructures and the Stylized Facts of Inequality”, working paper, https://osf.io/preprints/socarxiv/ea2hy
Porter, T. M. 1996. Trust in Numbers: The Pursuit of Objectivity in Science and Public
Life. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press.
Stapleford, T. 2009. The Cost of Living in America. Cambridge: Cambridge University
History of experimental economics
Svoren?ík, A. 2015. “The Experimental Turn in Economics: A History of Experimental
Economics.” PhD diss., University of Utrecht : https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2560026
History of economics applied to policy
Chassonnery-Zaïgouche, C. 2020, (ed) “Symposium on Economists in court,” Journal of the History of Economic Thought 42(2) https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/journal-of-the-history-of-economic-thought/economists-in-court
Hirschman, Berman, 2014. “Do Economists make policies? On the political effects of economics,” Socio-Economic Review, 12(4)
History of applied macro
Duarte & Lima (eds) Microfoundations Reconsidered: The Relationship of Micro and Macroeconomics in Historical Perspective. Cheltenham, U.K.: Edward Elgar
Saidi, A. “How Saline Is the Solow Residual? Debating Real Business Cycles in the 1980s and 1990s,” History of Political Economy 51(3)
Sergi, F. 2020. “The Standard Narrative about DSGE Models in Central Banks’ Technical Reports.” European Journal of the History of Economic Though. 27(2):163-193.
History of applied micro
Banzhaf, S. 2009. “Objective or Multi-Objective? Two Historically Competing Visions for Benefit-Cost Analysis.” Land Economics 85(1): 3-23
Biddle, J. 2012. “Retrospectives: The Introduction of the Cobb-Douglas Regression.” Journal of Economic Perspectives 26(2), 223-36.
Cheng, C.T. “Guy H. Orcutt’s Engineering Microsimulation to reengineer Society.” History of Political Economy 52 (S1)
Maas, H., and A. Svoren?ík. 2017. “Fraught with Controversy: Organizing Expertise
against Contingent Valuation.” History of Political Economy 49 (2): 314–45
Panhans, M. 2018. “Health Economics: Scientific Expertise and Policymaking” Oeconomia 8(3) https://journals.openedition.org/oeconomia/3091?lang=en