(p. xiii) Contributors
(p. xiii) Contributors
Anna Alexandrova is an Assistant Professor in philosophy at the University of Missouri St Louis. She specializes in philosophy of social sciences. Her recent papers deal with the nature and use of formal models in economics (“Making Models Count” forthcoming in Philosophy of Science) and with the measurement of well‐being and happiness in psychological sciences (“Subjective Well‐Being and Kahneman's ‘Objective Happiness’ ” Journal of Happiness Studies 2005). She is particularly interested in the use of social scientific knowledge for policy.
Erik Angner is Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Economics at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He hold separate PhDs in History and Philosophy of Science and in Economics from the University of Pittsburgh, and is the author of Hayek and Natural Law (Routledge, 2007). He is currently writing (with George Loewenstein) a book titled Foundations of Behavioral Economics.
Cristina Bicchieri is the Carol and Michael Lowenstein Professor of Philosophy and Legal Studies at the University of Pennsylvania, where she is also a member of the psychology graduate group. Her research interests lie at the intersection between philosophy, game theory, and psychology. Her primary research focus is on judgment and decision making with special interest in decisions about fairness, trust, and cooperation, and how expectations affect behavior. Her most recent book is The Grammar of Society: the Nature and Dynamics of Social Norms (Cambridge University Press, 2006).
Ken Binmore , CBE FBA PhD BSc, is a mathematician turned economist and philosopher. He has held chairs at LSE, the University of Michigan and University College London. A wide range of applied work includes the design of major telecom auctions in many countries across the world. As a consequence of the £23.4 billion raised by the telecom auction he organized in the UK, he was described by Newsweek magazine as the “ruthless, poker‐playing economist who destroyed the telecom industry.” He nowadays devotes his time to applying game theory to the problem of the evolution of morality. His recent books include Natural Justice (Oxford University Pess), Does Game Theory Work? (MIT Press), and A Very Short Introduction to Game Theory (Oxford). He is currently a Visiting Professor of Economics at the University of Bristol and a Visiting Professor of Philosophy at LSE.
Nancy Cartwright is Professor of Philosophy at the London School of Economics and at the University of California at San Diego, and from 2006–2009, Director of the Centre for Philosophy of Natural and Social Science at LSE. She has written extensively in the philosophy of physics but since going to LSE has been concentrating in the philosophy of the social and economic sciences, especially on question of modelling and causality. She is a Fellow of the British Academy and the American Philosophical Society, a former MacArthur Fellow, and a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the German Academy of Natural Science.
Sir Partha Dasgupta FBA FRS is the Frank Ramsey Professor of Economics at the University of Cambridge and Fellow of St John's College, Cambridge. His work has ranged over welfare economics, intergenerational ethics, environmental and resource economics, the pure theory of games, and the economics of science and technology. His most recent book is Economics: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford, 2007). He is a Member of the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences and a Foreign Member of the US National Academy of Sciences, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the American Philosophical Society.
John B. Davis is Professor of History and Philosophy of Economics at University of Amsterdam and Professor of Economics at Marquette University. He is author of Keynes's Philosophical Development (Cambridge, 1994), The Theory of the Individual in Economics (Routledge, 2003), co‐editor with Wade Hands and Uskali Mäki of The Handbook of Economic Methodology (Elgar, 1998), former editor of the Review of Social Economy, and currently co‐editor of the Journal of Economic Methodology. He is writing a book on identity and the individual in recent approaches in economics.
Keith Dowding is Professor and Head of the Program in Political Science in the Research School of Social Sciences at the Australian National University, Canberra. He has published widely in social and political philosophy, political science, public administration and urban politics recently with a jindyworobak slant. His recent research interests include the measurement of freedom and rights, satisfaction with public services and the career paths of senior politicians.
Stan du Plessis is a macroeconomist at the University of Stellenbosch in South Africa where he is a Professor in the Department of Economics. He is also the vice president of the Economic Society of South Africa and treasurer and secretary of the African Econometric Society. He teaches macroeconomics, monetary economics and advanced econometrics, mainly to graduate students. His academic publications have focused on monetary policy and the business cycles but he has also written on fiscal policy, economic growth, the exchange rate, institutional economics, and law and economics.
Gary Fields is Professor of Labor Economics and Economic Development at Cornell University. His research is on labor markets and income mobility in developing countries. He serves as a consultant to the World Bank, Asian Development Bank, and United Nations as well as private sector companies. Fields holds BA, MA, and PhD degrees in economics from the University of Michigan.
Francesco Guala is Associate Professor of philosophy at the University of Exeter (UK). He is the author of The Methodology of Experimental Economics (Cambridge, 2005), Filosofia dell’economia (Bologna, 2006), and of several articles in philosophy and social science journals. In 2002 he has won both the International Network of Economic Method Prize and the History of Economic Analysis Award. His current research concerns the application of empirical methods to the study of social ontology.
Daniel Hausman is the Herbert A. Simon Professor of Philosophy at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. He is a founding editor of the journal Economics and Philosophy of Economics and author of Causal Asymmetries, The Philosophy of Economics: An Anthology, and (jointly with Michael McPherson) Economic Analysis, Moral Philosophy, and Public Policy. He is current working on issues in health measurement and a book on preferences.
Kevin D. Hoover is Professor of Economics and Philosophy at Duke University. He is the author of Causality in Macroeconomics, The Methodology of Empirical Macroeconomics and many articles on macroeconomics, monetary economics, history of economic thought, economic methodology, and philosophy. His current interests include causality and the philosophical foundations of econometrics.
Paul Humphreys is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Virginia. His current research interests include computational science, emergence, and heterodox economics. Recent publications include Extending Ourselves: Computational Science, Empiricism and Scientific Method (Oxford, 2004); and Emergence: Contemporary Readings in Science and Philosophy, co‐edited with Mark Bedau (MIT Press, 2008).
Harold Kincaid is Professor and Chair in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He is the author of Philosophical Foundations of the Social Sciences (Cambridge, 1996) and Individualism and the Unity of Science (Rowman and Littlefield, 1997) and with John Dupré and Alison Wylie, Value Free Science: Ideals and Illusions (Oxford, 2007). He has published numerous articles and book chapters in the philosophy of social science and philosophy of economics.
Uskali Mäki is Academy Professor at the Academy of Finland and former Professor at Erasmus Institute for Philosophy and Economics. He is Chair of the International Network for Economic Method and a former editor of the Journal of Economic Methodology. He is editor of The Handbook of the Philosophy of Economics (Elsevier). Much of his current work is on models, realism, and interdisciplinarity.
Philip Mirowski is Carl Koch Chair of Economics and the History and Philosophy of Science, and Fellow of the Reilly Center, University of Notre Dame. He is author of Machine Dreams (2002), The Effortless Economy of Science? (2004), More Heat than Light (1989), and the forthcoming ScienceMart TM: the new economics of science. Outside of work on the commercialization of science, he has edited with Wade Hands on a history of the theory of demand theory in the twentieth century entitled Agreement on Demand (2006), and with Dieter Plehwe, The Making of the Neoliberal Thought Collective (2008).
Robert Northcottis Assistant Professor in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Missouri‐St Louis. He works on causation and on methods of apportioning causal responsibility, with particular reference to the special sciences. Recent publications include: “Causal efficacy and the analysis of variance” in Biology and Philosophy (2006, 253–276), “Causation and contrast classes” forthcoming in Philosophical Studies (published online May 2007), and “Weighted explanations in history” forthcoming in Philosophy of the Social Sciences.
Alex Rosenberg (Ph.D. 1971, Johns Hopkins) joined the Duke faculty in 2000. Previously he was professor of philosophy at Dalhousie, University, Syracuse University and University of California, Riverside. Rosenberg is the author of 11 books, including Microeconomic Laws: A Philosophical Analysis (University of Pittsburgh Press, 1976), Philosophy of Social Science (Clarendon Press, Oxford, and Westview Press, Third Edition, 2007), Economics: Mathematical Politics or Science of Diminishing Returns? (University of Chicago Press, 1992), and Darwinism in Philosophy, Social Science and Policy (Cambridge, 2000), and most recently, The Philosophy of Biology: A Contemporary Introduction (with Daniel McShea, Routledge, 2007)
Don Ross is Professor of Philosophy and Professor of Economics at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and Professor of Economics at the University of Cape Town, South Africa. His recent books include Economic Theory And Cognitive Science: Microexplanation (MIT Press), Every Thing Must Go: Metaphysics Naturalized (with J. Ladyman; Oxford) and Midbrain Mutiny: The Picoeconomics And Neuroeconomics Of Disordered Gambling (with C. Sharp, R. Vuchinich and D. Spurrett). His research interests include game‐theoretic modeling of socialization, the neuroeconomics of addiction, technical relationships among theories from different sciences, and infrastructure and industrial policy in Africa.
Jack Vromen is Professor of Philosophy and the Academic Director of EIPE (Erasmus Institute for Philosophy and Economics) at Erasmus University Rotterdam. Recent publications are “Routines, Genes and Program‐Based Behavior” (Journal of Evolutionary Economics, 2006) and “Neuroeconomics as a Natural Extension of Bioeconomics: The Shifting Scope of Standard Economic Theory” (Journal of Bioeconomics, 2007). His research focuses on philosophical aspects of the relation between economics and evolution.
Jim Woodward is the J.O and Juliette Koepfli Professor of the Humanities at the California Institute of Technology. He is the author of Making Things Happen: A Theory of Causal Explanation (Oxford, 2003). He works primarily in philosophy of science but also has an interest in empirical approaches to ethics and political philosophy.