Jeremy Adelman's Worldly Philosopher: The Odyssey of Albert O. Hirschman (Princeton, 2013). It is certainly a deeply researched work about a fascinating thinker.
So I would agree with that assessment from the works that I have read this past year.
But I also wonder what that means for political economy as a progressive research program. What ideas of Hirschman's are part of our "extended present"?
Is he more important as an ideal type scholar in political economy, who can walk easily within the policy world as he did in the academic world, and as easily talking across disciplines in the social sciences and humanities as he did in dealing strictly with other economists?
Or is it more concrete than that? Is there a Hirschman school possible in economics and political economy?