John B. Davis

Marquette University

Professor, Economics

P.O. Box 1881

Milwaukee, WI 53201-1881

United States

University of Amsterdam

Professor, History and Philosophy of Economics

Amsterdam

Netherlands

Tinbergen Institute

Burg. Oudlaan 50

Rotterdam, 3062 PA

Netherlands

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Scholarly Papers (49)

1.

Turn in Recent Economics and Return of Orthodoxy

Number of pages: 45 Posted: 01 Aug 2007
John B. Davis
Marquette University
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recent economics, orthodoxy, heterodoxy, core-periphery

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The Homo Economicus Conception of the Individual: An Ontological Approach

HANDBOOK OF PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE: PHILOSOPHY OF ECONOMICS, Uskali Mäki, vol. ed., Dov M. Gabbay, Paul Thagard, John Woods. gen. eds., Elsevier, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 20 Mar 2010
John B. Davis
Marquette University
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Homo economicus, identity conditions, multiple selves, social identity

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Economics Imperialism Under the Impact of Psychology: The Case of Behavioral Development Economics

Number of pages: 16 Posted: 27 Sep 2012
John B. Davis
Marquette University
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economics imperialism, choice heuristics, behavioral development economics

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Social Capital and Social Identity: Trust and Conflict

Social Capital and Economics: Social Values, Power, and Identity, A. Christoforou and J. Davis, eds., London: Routledge, 2014, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 04 Dec 2013
John B. Davis
Marquette University
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social capital, social networks, social identity, Putnam, conflict analysis

5.

Identity and Individual Economic Agents: A Narrative Approach

Number of pages: 29 Posted: 26 Jun 2008
John B. Davis
Marquette University
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individuals, personal identity, Korsgaard, individual identity, social identity, Livet, social scaffolding

6.

Is Mainstream Economics a Science Bubble?

Forthcoming in Review of Political Economy
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 04 Oct 2017
John B. Davis
Marquette University
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reflexity, science bubble, Soros, Samuelson, recent economics

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Economists’ Odd Stand on the Positive-Normative Distinction: A Behavioral Economics View

Number of pages: 19 Posted: 09 Mar 2013
John B. Davis
Marquette University
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value neutrality, Robbins, Putnam, fact-value entanglement, loss aversion

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The Individual in Recent Economics: Internalist and Externalist Conceptions

Number of pages: 29 Posted: 20 Mar 2008
John B. Davis
Marquette University
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individual, prospect theory, preference construction, social preference, Bacharach, Ross, civil happiness

9.

Mark Blaug on the Historiography of Economics

Number of pages: 23 Posted: 28 Jun 2012
John B. Davis
Marquette University
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Blaug, historiography, Samuelson, economics of scientific knowledge, process-conception of competition, path-dependency, evolutionary view

10.

Social Identity Strategies in Recent Economics

Tinbergen Institute Discussion Paper No. 05-078/2
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 24 Aug 2005
John B. Davis
Marquette University
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Identity, personal identity, reflexivity, individual objective function

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Soros's Reflexivity Concept in a Complex World: Cauchy Distributions, Rational Expectations, and Rational Addiction

Journal of Economic Methodology, Vol. 20, No. 4 (2013)
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 19 Oct 2013
John B. Davis
Marquette University
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Kenneth Boulding as a Moral Scientist

Number of pages: 13 Posted: 29 Jun 2011
John B. Davis
Marquette University
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Boulding, moral science, general systems theory, three systems view, evolutionary economics

13.

Agency and the Process Aspect of Capability Development: Individual Capabilities, Collective Capabilities, and Collective Intentions

Filosofía de la Economía, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 03 Jul 2015
John B. Davis
Marquette University
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Sen, process aspect, Granovetter, collective capabilities, self, collective intentions, social identity

14.

Identity and Democracy: Linking Individual and Social Reasoning

Number of pages: 16 Posted: 01 Aug 2007
John B. Davis and Solange Regina Marin
Marquette University and Federal University of Santa Maria (UFSM/CESNORS), Brazil
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identity, democracy, individual reasoning, social reasoning, essential capabilities

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Behavioral Economics and the Positive-Normative Distinction: Sunstein's Choosing Not to Choose and Behavioral Economics Imperialism

Éthique et Économique (Ethics and Economics), Forthcoming
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 13 Oct 2017
John B. Davis
Marquette University
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Positive-Normative, Putnam, Sunstein, Freedom, Economics Imperialism

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Bounded Rationality and Bounded Individuality

Research in the History of Economic Thought and Methodology, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 20 Jun 2014
John B. Davis
Marquette University
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bounded rationality, bounded individuality, nudge economics, agent-based modeling, social identity theory, Marseille fish market

17.

Pluralism and Anti-Pluralism in Economics: Homo Economicus and Religious Fundamentalism

Number of pages: 10 Posted: 16 Nov 2011
John B. Davis
Marquette University
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pluralism in economics, Homo economicus, religion and economics, fundamentalism

18.

Neuroeconomics and Identity

Number of pages: 10 Posted: 14 Dec 2013
John B. Davis
Marquette University
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neuroeconomics, philosophy of science, instrumentalism, formalism, decision-maker autonomy, identity

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Samuels on Methodological Pluralism in Economics

Number of pages: 26 Posted: 29 Feb 2012
John B. Davis
Marquette University
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Samuels, methodological pluralism, economic methodology, economics profession

20.

The Continuing Relevance of Keynes's Philosophical Thinking: Reflexivity, Complexity, and Uncertainty

Forthcoming in Annals of the Fondazione Luigi Einaudi: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Economics, History and Political Science
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 08 Dec 2016
John B. Davis
Marquette University
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Keynes, Complexity, Reflexivity, Non-Ergodic, Policy Activism, Uncertainty, Time

21.

Justifying Human Rights: Economics and the Individual

Number of pages: 17 Posted: 26 May 2008
John B. Davis
Marquette University
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human rights, economic rights, Homo economicus, socially embedded individual conception

22.

Economics Imperialism versus Multidisciplinarity

History of Economic Ideas, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 28 Oct 2015
John B. Davis
Marquette University
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economics imperialism, Lazear, Chicago School, interdisciplinarity, multidisciplinarity, performative, science naturalism, Wittgenstein, pluralism

23.

Economics, Neuroeconomics, and the Problem of Identity

Forthcoming in Schmollers Jahrbuch 136 (2016)
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 26 Apr 2016
John B. Davis
Marquette University
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neuroeconomics, mainstream economics, isolated science, identity, revealed preference, circularity, MRI, distributed cognition

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Obituary: Warren J. Samuels (1933-2011)

Number of pages: 10 Posted: 15 Dec 2011
John B. Davis
Marquette University
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Samuels, institutionalism, matrix approach, invisible hand

25.

The Capabilities Conception of the Individual

Number of pages: 19 Posted: 13 Aug 2009
John B. Davis
Marquette University
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individual conception, capabilities, social identity, self-organization

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Complex Individuals: The Individual in Non-Euclidian Space

Number of pages: 31 Posted: 21 May 2008
John B. Davis
Marquette University
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space, individual conception, evolutionary-complexity-computational, Potts, Mirowski

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Rawlsian Individuals: From the 'Lab' to Adaptation

Number of pages: 13 Posted: 27 Jun 2008
John B. Davis
Marquette University
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Rawls, individuals, experiment, complex systems

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Ethics and Economics: A Complex Systems Approach

Oxford Handbook of Ethics and Economics, OUP, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 17 May 2018
John B. Davis
Marquette University
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ethics and economics, complex systems, mainstream economics, social economics, positive-normative distinction, efficiency, externalities, cost-benefit, capabilities, off limits, taming the market

29.

Stratification Economics with Identity Economics

Forthcoming Cambridge Journal of Economics
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 21 Oct 2014
John B. Davis
Marquette University
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stratification, social identity, intersectionality, personal identity, stigma, identity-threat

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The Change in Sraffa’s Philosophical Thinking

Number of pages: 18 Posted: 11 Jan 2011
John B. Davis
Marquette University
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Sraffa, supervenience physicalism, objectivism, physical real cost, Neurath, Carnap, Wittgenstein

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Sraffa on the Open vs. ‘Closed Systems’ Distinction and Causality

Forthcoming in Research in the History of Economic Thought and Methodology
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 21 Jul 2017
John B. Davis
Marquette University
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Sraffa, open-closed distinction, objectivism, Bertalanffy, Wittgenstein, Gramsci, causality

32.

Transformation Without Paternalism

Journal of Human Development and Capabilities, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 22 Jan 2016
John B. Davis and Thomas R. Wells
Marquette University and University of Witten/Herdecke
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human development policy, personal identity, paternalism, informed consent, autonomy, democracy, capability approach

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Agent-Based Modeling's Open Methodology Approach: Simulation, Reflexivity, and Abduction

Number of pages: 18 Posted: 06 Sep 2017
John B. Davis
Marquette University
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agent-based modeling, simulation, generative science, reflexivity, abduction, social science model of economics, emergence

34.

Hodgson, Cumulative Causation, and Reflexive Economic Agents

Institutions and the Evolution of Capitalism, Essays in Honour of Geoffrey M. Hodgson, Francesca Gagliardi and David Gindis, editors, Edward Elgar Publishing, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 12 Aug 2016
John B. Davis
Marquette University
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Hodgson, Veblen, cumulative causation, reflexive agents, completeness assumption

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Lawson on Veblen on Social Ontology

Forthcoming in: What is this ‘school’ called neoclassical economics? Debating the issues, ed. Jamie Morgan, Routledge
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 11 Aug 2015
John B. Davis
Marquette University
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neoclassical economics, Veblen, Lawson, closed systems, cumulative causation, reflexivity

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Extending Behavioral Economics’ Methodological Critique of Rational Choice Theory to Include Counterfactual Reasoning

Forthcoming in Journal of Behavioral Economics and Policy
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 18 Sep 2018
John B. Davis
Marquette University
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problem of deduction, modal reasoning, counterfactual conditionals, nudge, reflexive agents

37.

Specialization, Fragmentation, and Pluralism in Economics

Forthcoming in The European Journal of the History of Economic Thought 26: 2 (2019)
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 01 Nov 2018
John B. Davis
Marquette University
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specialization, fragmentation, pluralism, innovation-diffusion, internationalization

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Economics and Economic Methodology in a Core-Periphery Economic World

Brazilian Journal of Political Economy, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 04 Feb 2019
John B. Davis
Marquette University
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core-periphery, economics and other disciplines, economic methodology, uneven development, specialization, formal modeling, empirical turn

39.

Situating Care in Mainstream Health Economics: An Ethical Dilemma?

Number of pages: 22 Posted: 17 Oct 2014
John B. Davis and Robert McMaster
Marquette University and University of Glasgow - Department of Business and Management
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care; health care; health economics; externality; altruism; social capital

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A Road Not Taken? A Brief History of Care in Economic Thought

Forthcoming in European Journal of the History of Economic Thought
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 17 Oct 2019
John B. Davis and Robert McMaster
Marquette University and Glasgow University
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care, Smith, feminist economics, Boulding, social provisioning

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Explaining Changing Individual Identity: Two Examples From the Financial Crisis

Forthcoming in International Journal of Pluralism in Economic Education
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 26 Mar 2018
John B. Davis
Marquette University
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Identity, Self-Narrative, Social Groups, Self-Concept, Financial Crisis, Pluralism

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‘Openness’ as a Methodological Principle of Sraffa’s Economic Thinking

Forthcoming in A Reflection on Sraffa’s Revolution in Economic Theory, edited by Ajit Sinha
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 06 Nov 2019
John B. Davis
Marquette University
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Sraffa, political economy, fragmentation, open-closed, pluralism, Gramsci

43.

The Sea Battle Tomorrow: The Identity of Reflexive Economic Agents

Number of pages: 28 Posted: 02 Mar 2020
John B. Davis
Marquette University
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reflexivity, Simon, Aristotle, identity, self-fulfilling prophecy

44.

Comment on White on the Relationship Between Economics and Ethics

Forthcoming in Annals of the Fondazione Luigi Einaudi
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 18 Oct 2018
John B. Davis
Marquette University
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crossdisciplinary, transdisciplinary, trolley problem, domestication, specialization, complexity

45.

Stratification Economics as an Economics of Exclusion

Forthcoming, Journal of Race, Economics, and Policy
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 14 Feb 2019
John B. Davis
Marquette University
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stratification, social group identity, complex systems, local public goods, common pool goods, exclusion, political alliance

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The Turn in Recent Economics and Return of Orthodoxy

Cambridge Journal of Economics, Vol. 32, No. 3, pp. 349-366, 2008
Posted: 20 Jun 2008
John B. Davis
Marquette University

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Recent economics, Orthodoxy, Heterodoxy, Core-periphery

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Akerlof and Kranton on Identity in Economics: Inverting the Analysis

Cambridge Journal of Economics, Vol. 31, Issue 3, pp. 349-362, 2007
Posted: 16 Jun 2008
John B. Davis
Marquette University

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Identity in economics, Social identity approach, Sociological approach to identity, Personal identity objection function, Recent economics

48.

The Conception of the Individual in Non-Cooperative Game Theory

Tinbergen Institute Working Paper No. 03-095/2
Posted: 07 Dec 2003
John B. Davis
Marquette University

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conceptions of individuals; Harsanyi; games of incomplete information; fixed point theorems; Nash equilibrium.

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A complexity theory of financial cycles with reflexive agents

Number of pages: 27
John B. Davis
Marquette University
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reflexivity, feedback, complexity, boom-bust, Soros, judgment, Minsky