Erasmus Journal for Philosophy and Economics https://www.ejpe.org/journal <p>The Erasmus Journal for Philosophy and Economics (EJPE) is a peer-reviewed bi-annual academic journal located at <a href="https://www.eur.nl/">Erasmus University Rotterdam</a>. EJPE publishes research on the methodology, history, ethics, and interdisciplinary relations of economics.</p> en-US editors@ejpe.org (Måns Abrahamson) yu@esphil.eur.nl (Erica Yu) Tue, 31 Jan 2023 00:00:00 +0100 OJS 3.3.0.13 http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss 60 Review of Claudia Goldin's Career and Family: Women’s Century-Long Journey toward Equity. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2021, xii + 344 pp. https://www.ejpe.org/journal/article/view/668 Sarah F. Small Copyright (c) 2022 Sarah Small https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 https://www.ejpe.org/journal/article/view/668 Thu, 03 Nov 2022 00:00:00 +0100 Review of Ralph Hertwig, Timothy J. Pleskac, and Thorsten Pachur’s Taming Uncertainty. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2019, xvii + 469 pp. https://www.ejpe.org/journal/article/view/703 James Grayot Copyright (c) 2022 James Grayot https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 https://www.ejpe.org/journal/article/view/703 Mon, 05 Dec 2022 00:00:00 +0100 Review of José Luis Bermúdez's Frame It Again: New Tools for Rational Decision-Making. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2020, x + 340 pp. https://www.ejpe.org/journal/article/view/715 Bele Wollesen, Lukas Beck Copyright (c) 2022 Bele Wollesen, Lukas Beck https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 https://www.ejpe.org/journal/article/view/715 Tue, 06 Dec 2022 00:00:00 +0100 Review of Richard Pettigrew’s Dutch Book Arguments. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2020, 96 pp. https://www.ejpe.org/journal/article/view/706 Luc Lichtsteiner Copyright (c) 2022 Luc Lichtsteiner https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 https://www.ejpe.org/journal/article/view/706 Mon, 12 Dec 2022 00:00:00 +0100 Review of Juliana Bidadanure’s Justice Across Ages: Treating Young and Old as Equals. Oxford and New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 2021, xi + 238 pp. https://www.ejpe.org/journal/article/view/723 Daniel Halliday Copyright (c) 2022 Daniel Halliday https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 https://www.ejpe.org/journal/article/view/723 Sat, 14 Jan 2023 00:00:00 +0100 Review of Jeff E. Biddle's Progress Through Regression: The Life Story of the Empirical Cobb-Douglas Production Function. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2021, xii + 334 pp. https://www.ejpe.org/journal/article/view/705 Aiko Ikeo Copyright (c) 2022 Aiko Ikeo https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 https://www.ejpe.org/journal/article/view/705 Thu, 26 Jan 2023 00:00:00 +0100 Economic Modeling in Rawls https://www.ejpe.org/journal/article/view/638 <p class="Body">Critics of Rawls's <em>A Theory of Justice </em>frequently envision his original position as containing a human consciousness. Thus, the re- strictions Rawls introduces for this ‘individual’—the lack of particular circumstantial and personal information—is considered a potential problem. The very ways in which Rawls circumscribes the knowledge available in this position is thought to compromise the personhood of the individual there, and hence as well the conclusions reached (that is, Rawls’s two principles). This paper will argue that, on the contrary, the lack of full personhood is a critical part of Rawls’s modeling strategy, and that Rawls borrowed this particular sense of modeling from eco- nomics. It is well known that Rawls worked to verse himself in economic theory, and it is difficult to overlook its use in <em>Theory</em>. It will be argued that it is through parallels with economic reasoning that Rawls’s original position model can be most fruitfully understood.</p> David C. Coker Copyright (c) 2022 David C. Coker https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 https://www.ejpe.org/journal/article/view/638 Mon, 23 Jan 2023 00:00:00 +0100 The Making and Unmaking of Ordoliberal Language https://www.ejpe.org/journal/article/view/688 Anselm Küsters Copyright (c) 2022 Anselm Küsters https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 https://www.ejpe.org/journal/article/view/688 Thu, 03 Nov 2022 00:00:00 +0100 Methodology and Microfoundations https://www.ejpe.org/journal/article/view/694 Nadia Ruiz Copyright (c) 2022 Nadia Ruiz https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 https://www.ejpe.org/journal/article/view/694 Fri, 25 Nov 2022 00:00:00 +0100 Why We Need to Talk About Preferences https://www.ejpe.org/journal/article/view/707 Lukas Beck Copyright (c) 2022 Lukas Beck https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 https://www.ejpe.org/journal/article/view/707 Tue, 06 Dec 2022 00:00:00 +0100 Attitudes First https://www.ejpe.org/journal/article/view/718 Lisa Bastian Copyright (c) 2022 Lisa Bastian https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 https://www.ejpe.org/journal/article/view/718 Fri, 16 Dec 2022 00:00:00 +0100 Social Engineers Changing the World https://www.ejpe.org/journal/article/view/657 <p>As part of a book symposium on Erwin Dekker's <em>Jan Tinbergen (1903–1994) and the Rise of Economic Expertise</em> (2021), Mariana Mortágua and Francisco Louçã reflect on the context of Tinbergen’s evolution and, more specifically, his change(s) of focus on how to engineer social progress compared to that of the closest of his colleagues, Ragnar Frisch.</p> Mariana Mortágua, Francisco Louçã Copyright (c) 2022 Francisco Louçã, Mariana Mortágua https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 https://www.ejpe.org/journal/article/view/657 Fri, 09 Dec 2022 00:00:00 +0100 Reading Tinbergen Through the Lens of Max Weber https://www.ejpe.org/journal/article/view/717 <p>As part of a book symposium on Erwin Dekker's <em>Jan Tinbergen (1903–1994) and the Rise of Economic Expertise</em> (2021), Thomas Kayzel reflects on Tinbergen being the 'ideal Weberian scientist' while also combining politics with science. </p> Thomas Kayzel Copyright (c) 2022 Thomas Kayzel https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 https://www.ejpe.org/journal/article/view/717 Fri, 09 Dec 2022 00:00:00 +0100 Ambiguity of Superiority and Authority https://www.ejpe.org/journal/article/view/724 <p>As part of a book symposium on Erwin Dekker's&nbsp;<em>Jan Tinbergen (1903–1994) and the Rise of Economic Expertise</em> (2021), Jon Murphy reflects on Tinbergen's and Keynes's differing views on the role of experts underlying the Tinbergen-Keynes debate.</p> Jon Murphy Copyright (c) 2022 Jon Murphy https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 https://www.ejpe.org/journal/article/view/724 Mon, 16 Jan 2023 00:00:00 +0100 Jan Tinbergen’s Fallacy https://www.ejpe.org/journal/article/view/711 <p class="p1">As part of a book symposium on Erwin Dekker's&nbsp;<em>Jan Tinbergen (1903–1994) and the Rise of Economic Expertise</em> (2021), Michele Alacevich reflects on Tinbergen's vision of economic expertise as a-political.</p> Michele Alacevich Copyright (c) 2022 Michele Alacevich https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 https://www.ejpe.org/journal/article/view/711 Wed, 30 Nov 2022 00:00:00 +0100 Tinbergen on the Theory and Policy of Economic Development https://www.ejpe.org/journal/article/view/708 <p>As part of a book symposium on Erwin Dekker's <em>Jan Tinbergen (1903–1994) and the Rise of Economic Expertise</em> (2021), Mauro Boianovsky reflects on Tinbergen's 'uniqueness' among development economists in the post-war era.</p> Mauro Boianovsky Copyright (c) 2022 Mauro Boianovsky https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 https://www.ejpe.org/journal/article/view/708 Thu, 24 Nov 2022 00:00:00 +0100 Probability and Statistics in the Tinbergen-Keynes Debates https://www.ejpe.org/journal/article/view/710 <p class="p1">As part of a book symposium on Erwin Dekker's <em>Jan Tinbergen (1903–1994) and the Rise of Economic Expertise</em> (2021), William Peden reflects on shared views on the objectivity and nature of statistics between Tinbergen and Keynes underlying the Tinbergen-Keynes debates.</p> William Peden Copyright (c) 2022 William Peden https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 https://www.ejpe.org/journal/article/view/710 Wed, 30 Nov 2022 00:00:00 +0100 Jan Tinbergen and the Limits of Expertise https://www.ejpe.org/journal/article/view/725 <p>As part of a book symposium on his <em>Jan Tinbergen (1903–1994) and the Rise of Economic Expertise</em> (2021), Erwin Dekker responds to commentaries by Mariana Mortágua and Francisco Louçã, Thomas Kayzel, Jon Murphy, Michele Alacevich, Mauro Boianovsky, and William Peden.</p> Erwin Dekker Copyright (c) 2022 Erwin Dekker https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 https://www.ejpe.org/journal/article/view/725 Tue, 31 Jan 2023 00:00:00 +0100 Can Normative Accounts of Discrimination Be Guided by Anti-discrimination Law? Should They? https://www.ejpe.org/journal/article/view/666 <p>In her recent book, <em>Faces of Inequality </em>(2020), Moreau aims at developing a normative account of discrimination that is guided by the main features of anti-discrimination law. The critical comment argues against this methodology, indicating that due to indeterminacy relative to their underlying normative principles, central anti-discrimination norms cannot fulfill this guiding role. Further, using the content of such norms to guide ethical discussions is likely to be misleading, as it reflects evidentiary considerations that are unique to the legal context. The critical comment’s claims are developed based on a close examination of indirect discrimination (or disparate impact) norms, and, as such, have wider implications for ongoing moral and political debates that are heavily influenced by the content of these norms.</p> Rona Dinur Copyright (c) 2022 Rona Dinur https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 https://www.ejpe.org/journal/article/view/666 Sun, 06 Nov 2022 00:00:00 +0100