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
In collaboration with Melissa Vergara Fernández (Philosophy, EIPE) and Marta Szymanowska (Finance, RSM). We argue that financial economics should be characterized particularly by its focus on the use of models and by its performative nature. We suggest that the model-based and performative character of financial economics is: (1) visible in the history of its emergence … Read more
The rich legacy of EUR economist Jan Tinbergen needs updating. Besides a Nobel Prize in economics, having founded Dutch and international organisations, being active in policymaking and economic development, and having published influential works especially on econometrics, there is also this: Tinbergen has formulated the “no envy” fairness principle already in 1930, decades earlier than previously … Read more
In their article ‘Liberal political equality implies proportional representation’, which was published in Social Choice and Welfare 33(4):617–627 in 2009, Eliora van der Hout and Anthony J. McGann claim that any seat-allocation rule that satisfies certain ‘Liberal axioms’ produces results essentially equivalent to proportional representation. We show that their claim and its proof are wanting. Firstly, the … Read more
In collaboration with C. Heilmann and M. Vergara-Fernandez, Marta Szymanowska gave a talk on “Testing Concerns About Financial Economics” at the International Network for Economic Method in November 2021
Caglar Dede will defend his PhD on December 8 at the Erasmus University of Rotterdam at 3.30 PM.
The public defence will take place on November 18 at the Senate Hall, 1st floor Erasmus Building, location campus Woudestein. The ceremony will begin exactly at 10.30 AM.
We will present “Objective Fairness and its Two Dimensions” at the 15th Biennial Meeting of the International Network for Economic Method, held at Arizona State University, November 12-14, 2021.
In collaboration with C. Heilmann and M. Szymanowska, Melissa Vergara-Fernándes presented on the “Model Diversity in Financial Economics” at the European Philosophy of Science Association in September 2021
Our chapter “Fairness and Fair Division” is forthcoming in The Routledge Handbook of Philosophy of Economics Abstract. Fairness is important concept in Western philosophy and in economics alike. We review the so-called fair division theories in philosophy and economics that explore fairness as a distinct value concept. Philosophers build on John Broome’s influential account of … Read more