Chapter in Routledge Handbook: “Fairness and Fair Division”

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

Translation of Jan Tinbergen’s article “Mathematical Psychology” in Erasmus Journal for Philosophy and Economics

‘Mathematical psychics’ was the name of the approach and the book by Edgeworth for a burgeoning scientific approach, also pioneered by Pareto, for that part of psychology on which economics rests. The nature of the subject of this approach raises the prospect that this approach can also be of interest to practitioners of other sciences … Read more

Article “No Envy: Jan Tinbergen on Fairness” in Erasmus Journal for Philosophy and Economics

The important ‘no-envy’ fairness criterion has typically been attributed to Foley (1967) and sometimes to Tinbergen (1946, 1953). We reveal that Jan Tinbergen introduced ‘no-envy’ as a fairness criterion in his article “Mathematiese Psychologie” published in 1930 in the Dutch journal Mens en Maatschappij and translated as “Mathematical Psychology” in 2021 in the Erasmus Journal for Philosophy and … Read more

Fairness as proportional satisfaction of claims

A short text on the very idea of fairness as proportional satisfaction of claims appeared (in Dutch) in the Algemeen Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Wijsbegeerte: S. Wintein & C. Heilmann (2020). Eerlijkheid: het proportionele-claims idee. Algemeen Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Wijsbegeerte, 112 (4), 494-498.

Blogpost “Fairness”

In a blogpost on Bij Nader Inzien, we ask the question “what is fairness?”, give a very short introduction to Broome’s account of fairness as proportionality to claims but also mention some problems with the concept of claims. S. Wintein & H.C.K. Heilmann (2020). Ode: Fairness. Blogpost on Bij Nader Inzien, April 2020.

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.