Floris Heukelom

Assistant Professor of Economics, Radboud University Nijmegen

I'm in the middle of writing a book on the history of behavioral economics. Behavioral economics, and its fundamental re-interpretation of what is meant by welfare economics, is a clear case of where historians of economics add to our understanding of economics and the world it tries to explain. In addition, it's good fun to do. More stuff about me at my university's website.

 

 

My Additional Content

The International Human Dimensions Programme on Global Environmental Change (IHDP) recently published the Inclusive Wealth Report 2012, in which the authors propose a measure of wealth based on the stock of capital...

Last Friday, philosophers from the University of Leiden hosted the symposium ‘Between Science and History,’ in an attempt to figure out what the...

Our usual problem in history (of economics) is a lack of information. Archival sources, if available at all, always present gaps of correspondence between people you just know should be there, and never contain that vital review report, or the minutes of that one crucial meeting. Moreover, if...

I don’t seem to be able to fully grasp Mark Blaug’s distinction between a relativist and an absolutist approach to the history of economics – first introduced in Economic Theory in Retrospect (1962) – and that is a source of much frustration. At...

The title of the conference, "Paradigm Lost," is an obvious combination of two references. "Paradigm" refers to Thomas Kuhn's use of the term, as the dominant and imposing mode of thinking of a particular group of scientists. "Lost" refers to John Milton's Paradise Lost. Based on Kuhn, the title...