John B. Davis

Marquette University

Professor emeritus, Economics

P.O. Box 1881

Milwaukee, WI 53201-1881

United States

University of Amsterdam

Professor emeritus, History and Philosophy of Economics

Amsterdam

Netherlands

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“  I am finishing a third book on individuals and identity, one in which I develop a reflexive capabilities-based adaptive individual conception alternative to homo economics  ”

Scholarly Papers (59)

1.

Turn in Recent Economics and Return of Orthodoxy

Number of pages: 45 Posted: 01 Aug 2007
John B. Davis and John B. Davis
Marquette UniversityUniversity of Amsterdam
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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 and John B. Davis
Marquette UniversityUniversity of Amsterdam
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Homo economicus, identity conditions, multiple selves, social identity

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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 and John B. Davis
Marquette UniversityUniversity of Amsterdam
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social capital, social networks, social identity, Putnam, conflict analysis

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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 and John B. Davis
Marquette UniversityUniversity of Amsterdam
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economics imperialism, choice heuristics, behavioral development 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 and John B. Davis
Marquette UniversityUniversity of Amsterdam
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value neutrality, Robbins, Putnam, fact-value entanglement, loss aversion

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Is Mainstream Economics a Science Bubble?

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

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Identity and Individual Economic Agents: A Narrative Approach

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

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The Individual in Recent Economics: Internalist and Externalist Conceptions

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

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Mark Blaug on the Historiography of Economics

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

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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 and John B. Davis
Marquette UniversityUniversity of Amsterdam
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Sen, process aspect, Granovetter, collective capabilities, self, collective intentions, social identity

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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 and John B. Davis
Marquette UniversityUniversity of Amsterdam
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Kenneth Boulding as a Moral Scientist

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

13.

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 and John B. Davis
Marquette UniversityUniversity of Amsterdam
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Identity, personal identity, reflexivity, individual objective function

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Identity and Democracy: Linking Individual and Social Reasoning

Number of pages: 16 Posted: 01 Aug 2007
John B. Davis, John B. Davis and Solange Regina Marin
Marquette UniversityUniversity of Amsterdam and Federal University of Santa Maria (UFSM/CESNORS), Brazil
Downloads 139 (280,210)
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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 and John B. Davis
Marquette UniversityUniversity of Amsterdam
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Positive-Normative, Putnam, Sunstein, Freedom, Economics Imperialism

16.

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 and John B. Davis
Marquette UniversityUniversity of Amsterdam
Downloads 134 (288,190)
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bounded rationality, bounded individuality, nudge economics, agent-based modeling, social identity theory, Marseille fish market

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Economics, Neuroeconomics, and the Problem of Identity

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

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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 and John B. Davis
Marquette UniversityUniversity of Amsterdam
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Keynes, Complexity, Reflexivity, Non-Ergodic, Policy Activism, Uncertainty, Time

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Samuels on Methodological Pluralism in Economics

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

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

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

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Neuroeconomics and Identity

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

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Economics Imperialism versus Multidisciplinarity

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

23.

Justifying Human Rights: Economics and the Individual

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

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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 and John B. Davis
Marquette UniversityUniversity of Amsterdam
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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

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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 and John B. Davis
Marquette UniversityUniversity of Amsterdam
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Sraffa, open-closed distinction, objectivism, Bertalanffy, Wittgenstein, Gramsci, causality

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The Capabilities Conception of the Individual

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

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Obituary: Warren J. Samuels (1933-2011)

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

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Complex Individuals: The Individual in Non-Euclidian Space

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

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The Change in Sraffa’s Philosophical Thinking

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

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Rawlsian Individuals: From the 'Lab' to Adaptation

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

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Stratification Economics with Identity Economics

Forthcoming Cambridge Journal of Economics
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 21 Oct 2014
John B. Davis and John B. Davis
Marquette UniversityUniversity of Amsterdam
Downloads 92 (373,545)
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stratification, social identity, intersectionality, personal identity, stigma, identity-threat

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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 and John B. Davis
Marquette UniversityUniversity of Amsterdam
Downloads 91 (376,073)
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problem of deduction, modal reasoning, counterfactual conditionals, nudge, reflexive agents

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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 and John B. Davis
Marquette UniversityUniversity of Amsterdam
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agent-based modeling, simulation, generative science, reflexivity, abduction, social science model of economics, emergence

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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 and John B. Davis
Marquette UniversityUniversity of Amsterdam
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Hodgson, Veblen, cumulative causation, reflexive agents, completeness assumption

35.

Transformation Without Paternalism

Journal of Human Development and Capabilities, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 22 Jan 2016
John B. Davis, John B. Davis and Thomas R. Wells
Marquette UniversityUniversity of Amsterdam and Leiden University - Institute for Philosophy
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human development policy, personal identity, paternalism, informed consent, autonomy, democracy, capability approach

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A Complexity Theory of Financial Cycles With Reflexive Agents

Forthcoming in Review of Evolutionary Political Economy
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 13 Apr 2020
John B. Davis and John B. Davis
Marquette UniversityUniversity of Amsterdam
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reflexivity, feedback, complexity, boom-bust, Soros, judgment, Minsky

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Change and Continuity in Economic Methodology and Philosophy of Economics

Number of pages: 16 Posted: 25 Jan 2021
John B. Davis and John B. Davis
Marquette UniversityUniversity of Amsterdam
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economic methodology, philosophy of economics, meta-field, technology evolution, specialization, crossdisciplinarity, pluralism

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Social economics

Elgar Handbook of Alternative Theories of Political Economy
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 18 May 2021
John B. Davis and John B. Davis
Marquette UniversityUniversity of Amsterdam
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social economics, Review of Social Economy, moral limits of markets, taming the market, value neutrality, human dignity

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Counterfactual Thinking and Attribute Substitution in Economic Behavior

Number of pages: 22 Posted: 25 Jan 2021
John B. Davis, John B. Davis and Theodore Koutsobinas
Marquette UniversityUniversity of Amsterdam and Department of Management of Culture Environment and New Technologies, University of Patras
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counterfactual thinking, attribute substitution, Knightian uncertainty, rational imagination, economic behavior, Homo sapiens

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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 and John B. Davis
Marquette UniversityUniversity of Amsterdam
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specialization, fragmentation, pluralism, innovation-diffusion, internationalization

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Economics as a Normative Discipline: Value Disentanglement in an ‘Objective’ Economics

Number of pages: 24 Posted: 14 Dec 2021
John B. Davis and John B. Davis
Marquette UniversityUniversity of Amsterdam
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positive, normative, fact-value entanglement, individual realisation, capability, disciplinarity

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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 and John B. Davis
Marquette UniversityUniversity of Amsterdam
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core-periphery, economics and other disciplines, economic methodology, uneven development, specialization, formal modeling, empirical turn

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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 and John B. Davis
Marquette UniversityUniversity of Amsterdam
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neoclassical economics, Veblen, Lawson, closed systems, cumulative causation, reflexivity

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Situating Care in Mainstream Health Economics: An Ethical Dilemma?

Number of pages: 22 Posted: 17 Oct 2014
John B. Davis, John B. Davis and Robert McMaster
Marquette UniversityUniversity of Amsterdam 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, John B. Davis and Robert McMaster
Marquette UniversityUniversity of Amsterdam 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 and John B. Davis
Marquette UniversityUniversity of Amsterdam
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Identity, Self-Narrative, Social Groups, Self-Concept, Financial Crisis, Pluralism

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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 and John B. Davis
Marquette UniversityUniversity of Amsterdam
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stratification, social group identity, complex systems, local public goods, common pool goods, exclusion, political alliance

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The Sea Battle Tomorrow: The Identity of Reflexive Economic Agents

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

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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 and John B. Davis
Marquette UniversityUniversity of Amsterdam
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Sraffa, political economy, fragmentation, open-closed, pluralism, Gramsci

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Attribute Substitution, Counterfactual Thinking, and Heterodox Economics

Journal of Behavioral Economics and Policy, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 18 May 2021
John B. Davis, John B. Davis and Theodore Koutsobinas
Marquette UniversityUniversity of Amsterdam and Department of Management of Culture Environment and New Technologies, University of Patras
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attribute substitution, counterfactual thinking, adjustment behavior, automatic versus reflective, heterodox economics

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Deepening and Widening Social Identity Analysis in Economics

Number of pages: 13 Posted: 28 Sep 2021
John B. Davis and John B. Davis
Marquette UniversityUniversity of Amsterdam
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social identity, social groups, social roles

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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 and John B. Davis
Marquette UniversityUniversity of Amsterdam
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crossdisciplinary, transdisciplinary, trolley problem, domestication, specialization, complexity

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John Tomer’s Reconceptualization of the Concept of Human Capital

Constructing a More Scientific Economics: John Tomer’s Pluralistic and Humanistic Economics, Morris Altman, ed., Palgrave
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 18 May 2021
John B. Davis and John B. Davis
Marquette UniversityUniversity of Amsterdam
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human capital, human development, social capital, personal capital, inequality, capabilities

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A Contextualist Approach to Health Economics

Number of pages: 18 Posted: 19 Jul 2021
John B. Davis, John B. Davis and Robert McMaster
Marquette UniversityUniversity of Amsterdam and Glasgow University
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Contextualism, Polanyi, Social Embeddedness, Grossman, Health Systems, Behavioral Economics

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Keynes’s Treatise on Probability 100 Years Later: Small vs. large worlds and closed vs. open systems

Number of pages: 19 Posted: 30 Jan 2022
John B. Davis and John B. Davis
Marquette UniversityUniversity of Amsterdam
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Keynes, Treatise on Probability, Savage, small worlds, closed worlds, open systems, closed systems, Sraffa, Wittgenstein

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Managing Contagion: COVID, Public Health, and Reflexive Behavior

Brazilian Journal of Political Economy, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 18 Apr 2022
John B. Davis and John B. Davis
Marquette UniversityUniversity of Amsterdam
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COVID-19, contagion, self-fulfilling prophecy, public health, experts, club goods, common pool goods, public choice, democratic deliberation

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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 and John B. Davis
Marquette UniversityUniversity of Amsterdam

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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 and John B. Davis
Marquette UniversityUniversity of Amsterdam

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

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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 and John B. Davis
Marquette UniversityUniversity of Amsterdam

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