INEM Board of Directors
Erik Angner is Professor of Practical Philosophy at Stockholm University, where he directs the Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (PPE) Program. As a result of serious mission creep, he holds two PhDs – one in Economics and one in History and Philosophy of Science – both from the University of Pittsburgh. He is the author of two monographs and multiple articles and book chapters on the history, philosophy, and methodology of contemporary economics. He has served on the INEM Board since 2009, and is currently Secretary of the organization.
Photo Credit: Niklas Björling, Stockholm University
N. Emrah Aydinonat (PhD, Docent) is a researcher at the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Helsinki and a member of TINT - Centre for Philosophy of Social Science. He is one of the editors of the Journal of Economic Methodology (together with Jack Vromen). He is the author of The Invisible Hand in Economics (Routledge, 2008) and the co-editor of Economics Made Fun: Philosophy of the pop-economics (Routledge, 2015). More information at http://neaydinonat.com
Beatrice Cherrier is a historian of Economics at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), affiliated with CREST and Ecole Polytechnique, France. She researches the history of the applied turn in economics from the 1970s onwards. This has led her to investigate the development of economics in engineering-oriented universities such as MIT and Stanford, the status of women in the economics profession, the uses of models in policy spheres, such as the US Council of Economic Advisors, the Federal Reserve Board and the Bank of England, and the epistemologies developed in specific subfields (urban economics, public economics, macroeconomics).
C. Tyler DesRoches is President of International Network for Economic Method. He is Associate Professor of Sustainability and Human Well-Being, Associate Professor of Philosophy, and Faculty Associate at the Center for the Study of Economic Liberty, Arizona State University. Tyler co-founded the Erasmus Journal for Philosophy of Economics and the Canadian Society for Environmental Philosophy. His interdisciplinary research has focused on the normative foundations of behavioral economics, Aristotle’s economic thought, old institutionalism, the nature of interdisciplinary economics, and environmental philosophy. His peer-reviewed articles have been published in a number of different journals, including the Australasian Journal of Philosophy, History of Political Economy, Journal of the History of Economic Thought, Ethics, Policy & Environment, and Journal of Applied Philosophy. His first book, a co-edited volume entitled, Canadian Environmental Philosophy, was published in 2019. Currently, Tyler is writing a monograph entitled, Sustainability without Sacrifice: A Philosophical Analysis of Human Well-Being and Consumption (under contract with Oxford University Press).
Malte Dold is an Assistant Professor in the Economics Department at Pomona College in California. Prior to that, he spent two years at New York University as a postdoctoral fellow. He holds a PhD in Economics (University of Freiburg) and an MA in Philosophy & Economics (University of Bayreuth). His research interests lie at the intersection of economics, psychology, and philosophy. In his work, he employs a combination of methods (experimental, philosophical, formal-mathematical, and historical-contextual). This follows Elinor Ostrom’s maxim, which states that the use of multiple research methods is often the most powerful way to study complex social phenomena.
Brian Epstein is an Associate Professor of Philosophy at Tufts University. He received his PhD in philosophy from Stanford University, his master’s in philosophy from Oxford University, and AB in philosophy from Princeton University. Epstein’s research interests include philosophy of social science, metaphysics, and philosophy of language, focusing in particular on social ontology and the nature of social institutions. He is the author of The Ant Trap: Rebuilding the Foundations of the Social Sciences, winner of the 2016 Lakatos Award and the 2016 Joseph B. Gittler Award, as well as many articles in the field, and is currently co-editing The Oxford Handbook of Social Ontology. Epstein is currently President of the International Social Ontology Society, and is on the board of the International Network of Economic Method. Between degree programs, Epstein worked at a number of technology startups and consulting firms. His webpage is https://epstein.org
Aki Lehtinen is a talent professor of philosophy at Nankai University, Tianjin, China. He has written on modelling and robustness, philosophy of game theory, social choice theory, voting theory and miscellaneous topics in the philosophy of economics. In addition to philosophical publications (British Journal for the Philosophy of Science, Erkenntnis, Philosophy of Science, Philosophical Studies etc.) he has also published in journals on economics, political science and statistics. His most recent work has been on confirmation in climate models and philosophy of macroeconomics, and he is also working on generalization in modelling, the philosophy of meta-analysis and computer simulations.
See https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Aki_Lehtinen or https://www.mv.helsinki.fi/home/alehtine/akilehtinen.htm to download the papers.
Chiara Lisciandra is Assistant Professor at the University of Groningen, Faculty of Economics and Business. Her research interests are in philosophy of science, economic methodology, and social philosophy. She works on the emergence and development of norms in society, both theoretically and empirically (via formal and agent-based models, laboratory experiments, and survey studies). Next to this, she studies norms in science, in particular the way in which scientists combine their explanatory norms with those from other fields and how this affects the transfer of models across domains. Chiara’s academic website is www.chiaralisciandra.com
Caterina Marchionni is Lecturer in Practical Philosophy at the University of Helsinki. Her research interests include philosophy of economics and philosophy of social science. In particular, Caterina’s work focuses on models, unification, evidence, and interdisciplinarity. She is the past president of INEM and an Associate Editor of the Journal of Economic Methodology. Caterina’s homepage can be found here.
Ana Cordeiro Santos is a researcher at the Centre for Social Studies at the University of Coimbra, Portugal. Her research interests include the epistemic, social and political implications of economics, namely the role behavioral and experimental economics in the construction of markets and other social institutions. She is also interested in the topics of financialization and housing within a political economy perspective.
Esther-Mirjam Sent is a professor of Economic Theory and Policy at Radboud University in the Netherlands. Her research interests include behavioral economics, experimental economics, and economic policy as well as the history and philosophy of economics and the economics of science. Particular points of interest are bounded rationality, emotion, and gender. Esther-Mirjam Sent has studied and worked in the United States. She obtained her doctorate from Stanford University in 1994, under the guidance of Nobel prize winner Kenneth Arrow. Since 2011 she also serves as a member of the Dutch Senate.
Jack Vromen is professor of philosophy at the Erasmus School of Philosophy and Director of the Erasmus Institute for Philosophy and Economics (EIPE, both at Erasmus University Rotterdam). He co-edits with N. Emrah Aydinonat the Journal of Economic Methodology. His research always has been at the intersection of economics and philosophy, with special attention for foundations of evolutionary economics, new institutional economics and neuroeconomics. More recently his research focused on social preferences, to how they could have evolved, what might motivate them and whether their satisfaction should be included in welfare evaluations.