Erik W. Matson

Mercatus Center at George Mason University

3434 Washington Blvd., 4th Floor

Arlington, VA 22201

United States

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Scholarly Papers (24)

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The Man within the Breast, the Supreme Impartial Spectator, and Other Impartial Spectators in Adam Smith's The Theory of Moral Sentiments

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 18-04, Forthcoming in: History of European Ideas
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 16 Mar 2018 Last Revised: 24 Sep 2018
Daniel B. Klein, Erik W. Matson and Colin Doran
George Mason University - Department of Economics, Mercatus Center at George Mason University and George Mason University - Department of Economics
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Adam Smith, The Theory of Moral Sentiments, philosophy, the impartial spectator, the man within the breast

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Hume and Smith on Utility, Agreeableness, Propriety, and Moral Approval

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 17-01, History of European Ideas Forthcoming
Number of pages: 62 Posted: 12 Dec 2016 Last Revised: 21 Nov 2018
Erik W. Matson, Colin Doran and Daniel B. Klein
Mercatus Center at George Mason University, George Mason University - Department of Economics and George Mason University - Department of Economics
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Adam Smith, David Hume, Theory of Moral Sentiments, utility, propriety

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Mere-Liberty in David Hume

Forthcoming, A Companion to David Hume (Universidad Francisco Marroquin), GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 18-14
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 07 Jun 2018 Last Revised: 14 Oct 2020
Daniel B. Klein and Erik W. Matson
George Mason University - Department of Economics and Mercatus Center at George Mason University
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commutative justice, jural relationships, jural dualism, convention, focal point, mutual coordination, Adam Smith

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A Dialectical Reading of Adam Smith on Wealth and Happiness

Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 05 Nov 2018 Last Revised: 20 Nov 2020
Erik W. Matson
Mercatus Center at George Mason University
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Adam Smith, happiness, wealth, moral education, prudence

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A Review Essay of Dennis Rasmussen, 'The Infidel and the Professor: David Hume, Adam Smith, and the Friendship That Shaped Modern Thought'

Number of pages: 7 Posted: 12 Dec 2017
Erik W. Matson
Mercatus Center at George Mason University
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David Hume, Adam Smith, Dennis Rasmussen, The Infidel and the Professor

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David Hume on Reason as a Passion

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 15-13
Number of pages: 8 Posted: 06 Mar 2015 Last Revised: 04 May 2018
Daniel B. Klein and Erik W. Matson
George Mason University - Department of Economics and Mercatus Center at George Mason University
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David Hume, reason, passion, calm passion

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Convention without Convening

Constitutional Political Economy, forthcoming, GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 20-06
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 06 Feb 2020 Last Revised: 18 Nov 2021
Erik W. Matson and Daniel B. Klein
Mercatus Center at George Mason University and George Mason University - Department of Economics
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David Hume, David K. Lewis, natural convention, justice, property

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What's Liberal About Adam Smith's 'Liberal Plan'?

Forthcoming in Southern Economic Journal
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 25 May 2021 Last Revised: 28 Jul 2022
Erik W. Matson
Mercatus Center at George Mason University
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Adam Smith, the liberal plan, economic freedom, increasing returns to scale, high wages, liberalism

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A Brief History of the Editions of the Theory of Moral Sentiments

Adam Smith Works
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 29 Oct 2020 Last Revised: 20 Jul 2021
Erik W. Matson
Mercatus Center at George Mason University
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Adam Smith; Theory of Moral Sentiments; Moral Education; Commerce; Science of Man

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Adam Smith's Humean Attitude About Science; Illustrated by the History of Astronomy

Adam Smith Review, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 20 Sep 2016 Last Revised: 06 May 2018
Erik W. Matson
Mercatus Center at George Mason University
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Adam Smith, History of Astronomy, David Hume, Naturalism, Skepticism

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The Edifying Discourse of Adam Smith: Focalism, Commerce, and Serving the Common Good

Forthcoming in the Journal of the History of Economic Thought
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 09 Dec 2020 Last Revised: 20 Jul 2021
Erik W. Matson
Mercatus Center at George Mason University
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focalism; common good; universal benevolence; political economy; economics and ethics

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The Elevated Imagination: Contemplation and Action in David Hume and Adam Smith

Journal of Scottish Philosophy, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 20 Sep 2016 Last Revised: 25 Oct 2019
Erik W. Matson and Colin Doran
Mercatus Center at George Mason University and George Mason University - Department of Economics
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Adam Smith, David Hume, The Theory of Moral Sentiments, A Treatise of Human Nature

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Satisfaction in Action: Hume's Endogenous Theory of Preferences and the Virtues of Commerce

Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 27 Mar 2020 Last Revised: 10 Nov 2020
Erik W. Matson
Mercatus Center at George Mason University
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David Hume; endogenous preferences; sympathy; economic philosophy; commercial society.

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Reason and Political Economy in Hume

Erasmus Journal for Philosophy and Economics, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 25 Oct 2018 Last Revised: 07 Mar 2019
Erik W. Matson
Mercatus Center at George Mason University
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Hume, reason, political economy, methodology

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The Dual Account of Reason and the Spirit of Philosophy in Hume's Treatise

Forthcoming in Hume Studies, GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 17-49
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 19 Nov 2017 Last Revised: 04 Jan 2021
Erik W. Matson
Mercatus Center at George Mason University
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David Hume, A Treatise of Human Nature, reason, skepticism, imagination, induction

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Ethical Economics or Economical Ethics? Considerations out of Carl Menger

Review of Austrian Economics, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 04 Apr 2022 Last Revised: 15 Jun 2022
Erik W. Matson
Mercatus Center at George Mason University
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Ethics; economic methodology; institutions; behavioral economics; social norms; Adam Smith

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Butler and Smith's Ethical and Theological Framing of Commerce

Adam Smith, Theology, and Morality, ed. Ballor and van der Kooi (London: Routledge, Forthcoming)
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 09 Mar 2021 Last Revised: 28 Jun 2021
Erik W. Matson
Mercatus Center at George Mason University
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Joseph Butler; Adam Smith; commerce; theology; self-love; charity

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The Sympathetic Formation of Reason and the Limits of Science

Society
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 20 Sep 2016 Last Revised: 09 Sep 2020
Erik W. Matson
Mercatus Center at George Mason University
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David Hume, Adam Smith, Reason, Knowledge, Confirmatory Bias, Behavioral Economics

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An Economist's Philosopher: A Review of Margaret Schabas and Carl Wennerlind, "A Philosopher's Economist: Hume and the Rise of Capitalism"

Forthcoming in Hume Studies
Number of pages: 5 Posted: 22 Dec 2021
Erik W. Matson
Mercatus Center at George Mason University
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David Hume, A Philosopher's Economist, ethics and economics, economic methodology

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David Hume, Economic Rationality, and Policy: Symposium Introduction

Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 09 Dec 2020
Erik W. Matson
Mercatus Center at George Mason University
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David Hume; true preferences; error; endogenous preferences; general rules; instability; coordination regime; conservatism; liberalism; ethics of innovation; classical economics; group analytics

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God, Commerce, and Adam Smith through the Editions of TMS

Forthcoming in Journal of Markets & Morality
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 16 Sep 2021
Erik W. Matson
Mercatus Center at George Mason University
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Adam Smith, Theory of Moral Sentiments, theology, commerce, impartial spectator

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The Behavioral Welfare Economist in Society: Considerations from David Hume

Number of pages: 23 Posted: 18 Feb 2021
Erik W. Matson and Malte F. Dold
Mercatus Center at George Mason University and Pomona College - Department of Economics
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David Hume; behavioral economics; welfare; paternalism; rhetoric of behavioral economics

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Our Dynamic Being Within: Smithian Challenges to the New Paternalism

Number of pages: 29 Posted: 23 Apr 2021 Last Revised: 20 Jun 2022
Erik W. Matson
Mercatus Center at George Mason University
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Adam Smith; behavioral economics; paternalism; welfare: The Theory of Moral Sentiments; impartial spectator

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A Review of 'Our Great Purpose. Adam Smith on Living a Better Life' by Ryan Patrick Hanley

Number of pages: 6 Posted: 16 Jul 2020
Erik W. Matson
Mercatus Center at George Mason University
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Adam Smith; Ryan Patrick Hanley; universal benevolence; love; commerce