The Routledge Handbook of Philosophy of Economics

The blossoming research field “philosophy of economics” has a new resource: the “Routledge Handbook of Philosophy of Economics”. It is co-edited by Conrad Heilmann (Erasmus University Rotterdam) and Julian Reiss (Johannes Kepler University Linz). A new resource for philosophy of economics The Handbook captures the most important topics and recent trends in the field “philosophy … Read more

Talk on “Sustainability in Finance” at Values and philosophy of science conference

The conference on “Doing Science in a Pluralistic Society” will bring together leading philosophers of science who work on values, including Heather Douglas, Wendy Parker, Hugh Lacey, Kevin Elliott, and many more. The “Values in Finance” project of the Erasmus Initiative “Dynamics of Inclusive Prosperity” will contribute a talk on “Sustainability in Finance” – joint … Read more

Postdoc/lecturer position at EIPE in the project “Jan Tinbergen: The thinker”

Jan Tinbergen has contributed to economics and policy-making in many different ways. But what kind of a thinker was he? Are there unifying philosophical commitments to the different aspects of his work? This project, supported by ESPhil, EIPE, ESE, Erasmus Initiative “Dynamics of Inclusive Prosperity” and the Erasmus Trustfunds, will investigate these questions and showcase … Read more

Interviews with Philosophers of Economics

Francesco Guala interviewed several philosophers of economics: Anna Alexandrova, Erik Angner, Richard Bradley, Till Grüne-Yanoff, Jaakko Kuorikoski, David Teira, and myself. In my interview, I address questions such as: Is the distinction between normative and positive economics still useful? Can economic theory tell us how to behave? Why is economic measurement an interesting topic for … Read more

3-year postdoc “Values in Finance”

We are looking for a postdoctoral researcher. The Erasmus Initiative “Dynamics of Inclusive Prosperity” is seeking to appoint a postdoctoral researcher in philosophy. The initiative combines members of the Erasmus School of Philosophy (ESPhil), Rotterdam School of Management (RSM), and Erasmus School of Law (ESL), and channels their expertise into ambitious multi-disciplinary research projects. We … Read more

PhD James Grayot: “Agency and Choice”

Many congratulations to James Grayot for successfully defending his PhD thesis on “Agency and Choice” at the Erasmus Institute for Philosophy & Economics (EIPE) at the Erasmus School of Philosophy! He was interviewed about his PhD in Erasmus Magazine, and there is a summary of his PhD published in the Erasmus Journal for Philosophy and Economics. … Read more

Review of Ivan Moscati’s book “Measuring Utility”

I very much enjoyed reading Ivan Moscati’s excellent book Measuring Utility: From the Marginal Revolution to Behavioral Economics, Oxford University Press. Here is my book review essay in Oeconomia. Also check out the reviews by Jean-Sébastien Lenfant and Catherine Herfeld, and Ivan’s reply in the same issue.