Journal of Economic Methodology

  • Paternalism for rational agents
    Journal of Economic Methodology03 May 2024By Kevin LeportierCentre d’Économie de la Sorbonne, University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, Paris, FranceKevin Leportier is a Ph.D. candidate in Economics at University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, Centre d'Économie de la Sorbonne. His thesis focuses on the links between commitment and freedom, from the perspective of normative economics.
  • Kirzner’s argument for the relevance and uniqueness of Austrian economics relating to neoclassical theory: the tendency to equilibrium and the Jevons’ law of indifference
    Journal of Economic Methodology22 April 2024By Lucas CasonatoEduardo Angelia Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Paraná, Curitiba, Brazilb Universidade Federal do Paraná, Curitiba, Brazil Lucas Casonato is a professor at the Department of Economics at the Universidade Federal do Paraná (UFPR) and at the Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Paraná (PUCPR). He has a Ph.D. in Economic Development from the Universidade Federal do Paraná (UFPR). His research areas are the History of Economic Thought, Behavioral Economics, and Economic Methodology.Eduardo Angeli is an associate professor in the Department of Economics at the Universidade Federal do Paraná (UFPR). He earned his Ph.D. in Economics from the Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). His research focuses on the history of economic thought, particularly the history of modern Austrian Economics and the ideas of F.A. Hayek. Additionally, he has written works on James Buchanan and Brazilian economic thought.
  • Kirzner’s argument for the relevance and uniqueness of Austrian economics relating to neoclassical theory: the tendency to equilibrium and the Jevons’ law of indifference
    Journal of Economic Methodology22 April 2024By Lucas CasonatoEduardo Angelia Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Paraná, Curitiba, Brazilb Universidade Federal do Paraná, Curitiba, Brazil Lucas Casonato is a professor at the Department of Economics at the Universidade Federal do Paraná (UFPR) and at the Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Paraná (PUCPR). He has a Ph.D. in Economic Development from the Universidade Federal do Paraná (UFPR). His research areas are the History of Economic Thought, Behavioral Economics, and Economic Methodology.Eduardo Angeli is an associate professor in the Department of Economics at the Universidade Federal do Paraná (UFPR). He earned his Ph.D. in Economics from the Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). His research focuses on the history of economic thought, particularly the history of modern Austrian Economics and the ideas of F.A. Hayek. Additionally, he has written works on James Buchanan and Brazilian economic thought.
  • Pluralism in economics and the question of ontological pluralism
    Journal of Economic Methodology22 April 2024By Imko MeyenburgSchool of Economics, Finance and Law, Faculty of Business and Law, Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, UKImko Meyenburg is Senior Lecturer in Economics and International Business in the School of Economics, Finance and Law at the Faculty of Business and Law, Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, UK. His research focuses on the linguistics of social ontology, ethics, the ontology and the philosophy of economics, and political economy. His current work looks at the meaning and ontology of populism in political discourses in the UK.
  • Experimental approach to development economics: a review of issues and options
    Journal of Economic Methodology18 April 2024By C. S. C. SekharNamrata Thapaa Agricultural Economics Research Unit, Institute of Economic Growth, Delhi, Indiab Birla Institute of Management Technology, Greater Noida, IndiaC. S. C. Sekhar is currently Professor of Economics at the Institute of Economic Growth (IEG) and former Honorary Director of Agricultural Economics Research Centre, University of Delhi, India. His major areas of research and teaching include applied econometrics; agricultural markets & price formation; international commodity markets and agricultural trade.Namrata Thapa is an assistant professor of Economics at the Birla Institute of Management Technology (BIMTECH). Previously, she was working with the Institute of Economic Growth. Her research interests span across Development Economics, Institutions and Innovation Studies, Agriculture and Rural Development, and Gender Economics.
  • Economic models and their flexible interpretations: a philosophy of science perspective
    Journal of Economic Methodology05 April 2024By Jaakko KuorikoskiCaterina MarchionniPractical Philosophy, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, FinlandJaakko Kuorikoski is a professor of practical philosophy at the University of Helsinki and a member of The Centre for Philosophy of the Social Sciences TINT. Before this, Kuorikoski worked as an associate professor in a cross-disciplinary New Social Research program at Tampere University and as a lecturer in Theoretical Philosophy at Helsinki. His main areas of specialization are philosophy of economics and philosophy of social sciences. His current research interests include new kinds of data and evidence in the social sciences, philosophy of macroeconomics, scientific understanding, and model-based social epistemology of science.Caterina Marchionni is a philosopher of science working in practical philosophy at the University of Helsinki. She is also a member of The Centre for Philosophy of the Social Sciences at the same institution. Caterina specializes in the philosophy of economics and the philosophy of the human and social sciences, in particular on issues of modelling, evidence, and interdisciplinarity. Updated information about Caterina's publications and research projects can be found on her homepage.
  • Insider apology for microeconomic theorising?
    Journal of Economic Methodology18 March 2024By Maarten JanssenTarja KnuuttilaMary S. Morgana Department of Economics, University of Vienna, Vienna, Austriab Department of Philosophy, University of Vienna, Vienna, Austriac Department of Economic History, London School of Economics, London, EnglandMaarten Janssen is Professor of Microeconomics at the University of Vienna. Before joining Vienna he was a professor of Microeconomics at Erasmus University Rotterdam and director of the Tinbergen Institute. He created the Vienna Graduate School of Economics, is a fellow of the CEPR, an elected foreign member of the Royal Holland Society of Sciences and Humanities and he was awarded an honorary doctorate at Higher School of Economics (Moscow). He holds masters degrees in Econometrics and Philosophy of Science and a PhD in Economics from the University of Groningen (The Netherlands). His main research areas are consumer search and auctions.Tarja Knuuttila has been Professor of Philosophy of Science at the Department of Philosophy, University of Vienna since August 2018. Earlier she was appointed as an Associate Professor at the University of South Carolina (USA). She holds a PhD degree in Theoretical Philosophy (University of Helsinki). She served 2007–2010 as the Editor-in-Chief of Science & Technology Studies and is an elected member of Academia Europaea and European Academy of Sciences. Knuuttila's areas of specialization are scientific representation and modelling. She has studied modelling in economics, ecology, systems and synthetic biology, computational linguistics, and neuroscience. She is presently engaged with ERC Consolidator Grant project “Possible Life - The Philosophical Significance of Extending Biology” (2019–2024) and John Templeton Foundation project “Pushing the Boundaries: Agency, Evolution, and the Dynamic Emergence of Expanding Possibilities” (2022–2025).Mary S. Morgan is the Albert O. Hirschman Professor of History and Philosophy of Economics at the London School of Economics; she is an elected Fellow of the British Academy; an Overseas Fellow of the Royal Dutch Academy of Arts and Sciences; and is currently President of the Royal Economic Society (2023–24). She has published widely on social scientists' practices of modelling, observing, measuring, and making case studies; and has long-standing interests in tracing how social science research is used to effect change in the world. She has just completed an ERC team project on ‘Narrative Science’ investigating the functions of narratives across the natural, human and social sciences.
  • Explanation, prediction, and conceptual exploration
    Journal of Economic Methodology18 March 2024By Daniel HausmanCenter for Population-Level Bioethics, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, USADaniel Hausman is a research professor at the Rutgers Center for Population-Level Bioethics. He previously taught at the University of Maryland, Carnegie Mellon, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His research addresses philosophical issues at the boundaries between economics and philosophy and currently focuses on health measurement and allocating health care by cost-effectiveness.
  • Equilibrium modeling in economics: a design-based defense
    Journal of Economic Methodology31 January 2024By Armin W. SchulzDepartment of Philosophy, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS, USAArmin W. Schulz is an interdisciplinary researcher investigating what we can learn from linking evolutionary biology and the cognitive and social sciences. His particular focus is on the evolutionary pressures on representational decision-making, both with a view towards cognitive psychology and economics.
  • To change or not to change. The evolution of forecasting models at the Bank of England
    Journal of Economic Methodology31 January 2024By Aurélien GoutsmedtFrancesco SergiBéatrice CherrierJuan AcostaClément FontanFrançois Claveaua ISPOLE; F.R.S.-FNRS, UCLouvain, Louvain, Belgiumb LIPHA, Université Paris-Est Créteil, Paris, Francec CNRS; Ecole Polytechnique, CREST, Paris, Franced Facultad de Economia, Universidad del Valle, Cali, Colombiae ISPOLE; USL-B, IEE, UCLouvain, Brussels, Belgiumf CIRST, Université de Sherbrooke, Montréal, CanadaAurélien Goutsmedt is research fellow (chargé de recherche) of Belgium FNRS at UCLouvain. His research topics include the history of macroeconomics, the history of economic expertise and of economic policy in the 1970s and the 1980s. He is also the developer of several quantitative tools, in particular R-packages for bibliometric research.Francesco Sergi is Associate Professor in Economics at Université Paris Est Créteil and a member of the LIPHA research centre. His research topics include the history of macroeconomics and macroeconometric modelling, and the computerization of economics.Béatrice Cherrier is a historian of economics, CNRS researcher, affiliated with the CREST research centre, and an associate professor at Ecole Polytechnique. Her research work addresses the history of applied economics in the 20th century, which includes researching the history of several fields (macroeconomics, public economics, urban economics, etc), as well as various efforts to make economic models tractable, the consequences of the rise of the computer on economists' practices, and whether the development of applied practices transformed the status of women in the discipline.Juan Acosta is a historian of economics at Universidad del Valle in Cali, Colombia. His research focuses on the history of macroeconomics and monetary economics, the role of economics as expert knowledge in central banks, and the history of economics in Colombia. Juan Acosta is part of GIHPTE and COAPTAR.Clément Fontan is Professor of European Political Economy at the UCLouvain and at Université Saint-Louis in Bruxelles. His research focuses on political economy, European studies, the ethics of finance, central banking and financial crises.François Claveau is a philosopher of science and a Professor at the Department of Philosophy and applied ethics at Sherbrooke University. He holds the Canada Research Chair in Applied Epistemology.
  • Good and bad justifications of analytical modelling
    Journal of Economic Methodology13 November 2023By Robert SugdenSchool of Economics, University of East Anglia, Norwich, UKRobert Sugden is Professor of Economics at the University of East Anglia. His research uses a combination of theoretical, experimental and philosophical methods to investigate issues in behavioural economics, normative economics, choice under uncertainty, the foundations of decision and game theory, the methodology of economics, and the evolution of social conventions. His current work aims to reconcile behavioural and normative economics, using principles of opportunity and mutual advantage rather than welfare.
  • A contribution to scientific studies of norms in economics inspired by JN Keynes and Popper
    Journal of Economic Methodology09 November 2023By Sina Badieia Philosophy and Human Science, Collège International de Philosophie, Paris, Franceb Centre Walras-Pareto, Université de Lausanne, Lausanne, SwitzerlandSina Badiei is Junior Lecturer (Premier assistant) at the Center Walras-Pareto of the University of Lausanne, and Director of Program in the Philosophy and Human Sciences Department at the Collège International de Philosophie (Université Paris Lumières). He studied Electronic Engineering, Physics, Political Philosophy, Economics and the History and Philosophy of Science in the course of his several Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees. He did his Ph.D. in the History, Philosophy and Epistemology of Economics. Entitled ‘Positive Economics and Normative Economics in Marx, Mises, Friedman and Popper’, it was defended in September 2020 and was the winner of the 2022 Best Dissertation Prize of the ‘Association Charles Gide pour l’Étude de la Pensée Économique’, awarded to the best dissertation on the history, epistemology or philosophy of economics defended between 1 January 2020 and 31 December 2021. His research deals with the theoretical and philosophical foundations of the normative positions and analyses of economists in the history of economic thought, especially in the Marxist and Neo-Ricardian schools, the Austrian school, the Chicago school and the Lausanne school. He also works on how norms and values are evaluated in contemporary normative economics (Welfare Economics, Social Choice Theory, the Capability Approach) and contemporary economic theories of justice. He has published two books, co-edited two collective books and co-edited a special issue of the journal Review of Economic Philosophy. Among his recent publications is the collective volume The Positive and the Normative in Economic Thought, which he co-edited for ‘Routledge INEM Advances in Economic Methodology’.
  • Social Preferences: An Introduction to Behavioural Economics and Experimental Research
    Journal of Economic Methodology01 November 2023By Egor Bronnikova School of Business and Economics, Maastricht University, Maastricht, Netherlandsb Department of Economics, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USAc Free School of Science, Free University of Moscow (Brīvā Universitāte), Moscow, Russia
  • Introduction to the INEM 2021 conference special issue
    Journal of Economic Methodology26 October 2023By Malte DoldC. Tyler DesRochesMerve BurnazogluMalte Dold is assistant professor in the Economics Department at Pomona College in California. Previously, he spent two years as a post doctoral fellow at New York University. He holds a master's degree in Philosophy and Economics from the University of Bayreuth, and received his PhD in Economics from the University of Freiburg. His research lies at the intersection of behavioral economics, philosophy of economics, and history of economic thought.C. Tyler DesRoches is Associate Professor of Sustainability and Human Well-Being at the School of Sustainability and Associate Professor of Philosophy at the School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies at Arizona State University. His interdisciplinary research has focused on the normative foundations of behavioral economics, Aristotle's economics, old institutionalism, the nature of interdisciplinary economics, and environmental philosophy. Tyler is a former President of International Network for Economic Method, co-founder of the Canadian Society for Environmental Philosophy and co-founder of the Erasmus Journal for Philosophy and Economics.Merve Burnazoglu is an Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Politics and Economics as part of the Applied Economics Section at the Utrecht University School of Economics, the Netherlands. Her main research is in Political Economy and Methodology. She has a strong interest in identity, and the role of algorithms/AI in reproducing stratification mechanisms that operate in markets, policy, and scientific practice.
  • Ontological wars in economics: the return of supervenience
    Journal of Economic Methodology24 October 2023By Alexandre Müller FonsecaInsper - Instituto de Ensino e Pesquisa, São Paulo, BrazilAlexandre Müller Fonseca has recently obtained his Ph.D. degree in Philosophy at Durham University (UK). He is a postdoctoral fellow researcher in economics at Insper (São Paulo, Brazil). His current research focuses on the broader areas of philosophy of economics and the philosophy of social sciences. More particularly, he is interested in various topics related to non-causal and multiple types of inter-level explanations in economics and social sciences, and the explanatory capacity of scientific models, including economics.
  • Models on trial: antitrust experts face Daubert challenges
    Journal of Economic Methodology11 October 2023By Edoardo PeruzziDepartment of Economics and Statistics, University of Siena, Siena, ItalyEdoardo Peruzzi is a PhD candidate in Economics in the programme of the Tuscan Universities (Florence, Pisa, and Siena). He works at the intersection between philosophy of economics, antitrust economics, and history of economics. His current project concerns the use of economic theory in antitrust enforcement. Personal website: https://sites.google.com/view/edoardoperuzzi/homepage.
  • A contribution to scientific studies of norms in economics inspired by JN Keynes and popper
    Journal of Economic Methodology09 October 2023By Sina Badieia Philosophy and Human Science, Collège International de Philosophie, Paris, Franceb Centre Walras-Pareto, Université de Lausanne, Lausanne, SwitzerlandSina Badiei is Junior Lecturer (Premier assistant) at the Center Walras-Pareto of the University of Lausanne, and Director of Program in the Philosophy and Human Sciences Department at the Collège International de Philosophie (Université Paris Lumières). He studied Electronic Engineering, Physics, Political Philosophy, Economics and the History and Philosophy of Science in the course of his several Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees. He did his Ph.D. in the History, Philosophy and Epistemology of Economics. Entitled ‘Positive Economics and Normative Economics in Marx, Mises, Friedman and Popper’, it was defended in September 2020 and was the winner of the 2022 Best Dissertation Prize of the ‘Association Charles Gide pour l’Étude de la Pensée Économique’, awarded to the best dissertation on the history, epistemology or philosophy of economics defended between 1 January 2020 and 31 December 2021. His research deals with the theoretical and philosophical foundations of the normative positions and analyses of economists in the history of economic thought, especially in the Marxist and Neo-Ricardian schools, the Austrian school, the Chicago school and the Lausanne school. He also works on how norms and values are evaluated in contemporary normative economics (Welfare Economics, Social Choice Theory, the Capability Approach) and contemporary economic theories of justice. He has published two books, co-edited two collective books and co-edited a special issue of the journal Review of Economic Philosophy. Among his recent publications is the collective volume The Positive and the Normative in Economic Thought, which he co-edited for ‘Routledge INEM Advances in Economic Methodology’.
  • The genetic lottery why DNA matters for social equality
    Journal of Economic Methodology09 October 2023By Jonathan M. KaplanSchool of History, Philosophy, and Religion, Oregon State University
  • Can heterodox economics make a difference? Conversations with key thinkers
    Journal of Economic Methodology22 September 2023By Danielle GuizzoUniversity of Bristol, Bristol, UK
  • Permissible preference purification: on context-dependent choices and decisive welfare judgements in behavioural welfare economics
    Journal of Economic Methodology15 September 2023By Måns Abrahamson
  • Medical epistemology meets economics: how (not) to GRADE universal basic income research
    Journal of Economic Methodology10 July 2023By Kenji Hayakawa
  • Definitions in economics: farewell to essentialism
    Journal of Economic Methodology21 June 2023By Cristian Frasser
  • The soul of economics: editorial
    Journal of Economic Methodology05 June 2023By Catherine Herfeld

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