Carl E. Koch Professor of Economics and Policy Studies and the History and Philosophy of Science
Director of the Reilly Center for Science, Technology, and Values

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Education:
B.A., Michigan State University, 1973
M.A., University of Michigan, 1976
Ph.D., University of Michigan, 1979

Areas of Expertise: History and philosophy of economic theory; History and philosophy of economics; Politics of science; Pharmaceutical science and regulation

Books:

  • Against Mechanism: Protecting Economics from Science (1988)
  • More Heat than Light: Economics as Social Physics (1989)
  • (editor) Edgeworth's Writings on Chance, Probability and Statistics (1994)
  • (editor) Natural Images in Economics: Markets Read in Tooth and Claw (1994)
  • (editor) The Collected Economic Works of William Thomas Thornton (1999)
  • Machine Dreams: Economics Becomes a Cyborg Science (2001)
  • (editor with Esther-Mirjam Sent) Science Bought and Sold (2001)
  • The Effortless Economy of Science? (2004)
  • ScienceMart: Privatizing American Science (2011)
  • (co-edited with Rob van Horn and Thomas Stapleford) Building Chicago Economics: New Perspectives on the History of America’s Most Powerful Economics Program (2011)
  • Never Let a Serious Crisis Go to Waste (2013)
  • The Knowledge We have Lost in Information: A History of Information and Knowledge in Economics. (with Edward Nik-Khah) (forthcoming)

Recent Articles:

  • "Markets as Evolving Computational Entities" (1998)
  • "Cyborg Agonistes" (1999)
  • "The Economic Consequences of Philip Kitcher" (1996)
  • "Machine Dreams: Economic Agent as Cyborg" (1998)
  • "What's Kuhn Got to Do with It?" (2001)
  • “Re-engineering Scientific Credit in an Era of Globalised Information Economy" (2001)
  • “The Scientific Dimensions of Society and their Distant Echoes in American Philosophy of Science” (2004)
  • (with Rob Van Horn) “The Contract Research Organization and the Commercialization of Science” (2005)
  • “Naturalizing the Market on the Road to Revisionism: Caldwell on Hayek’s Challenge” (2007)
  • "Invention as the Mother of Necessity: reflections on Paul Forman’s The primacy of science in modernity” (2007)
  • (with Kyu Sang Lee) “The Energy behind Vernon Smith's experimental economics, illustrated by the Mirowski-Hands thesis” (2008)
  • “Livin’ with the MTA" (2008)
  • “The Neoliberal Thought Collective” (2009)
  • “Bibliometrics and Science Publication under the Modern Commercial Regime” (2010)
  • “The Modern Commercialization of Science is a Passel of Ponzi Schemes,” Social Epistemology, October 2012 (26:3-4): 285-310.
  • (with Eddie Nik-Khah), “Privatized Intellectuals and Public Disputes: Agnotology, the Economics Profession and the Crisis,” History of Political Economy, Supplement vol.45; The Economist as Public Intellectual, eds. Tiago Mata & Steven Medema, 2013, pp. 279-311. 
  • (with Jeremy Walker & Antoinette Abboud)  "Beyond Denial: Neoliberalism, Climate Change and the Left," Overland, 2013, (210): 80-86.
  • “Information in Economics: a fictional account,” Journal of Contextual Economics, forthcoming.

Honors and Awards:

  • Fellowship, All Souls College, Oxford University, Hilary Term 2008
  • Elected President, History of Economics Society, 2011
  • Senior Fellowship, Duke Center for the History of Political Economy, Duke University, Spring 2012

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Office: 400 Decio Hall
Webpage: nd.academia.edu/PhilipMirowski 
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