John B. Davis is Professor of Economics, Marquette University, and Professor of Economics, University of Amsterdam. He has authored Keynes’s Philosophical Development (Cambridge), The Theory of the Individual in Economics (Routledge), and Individuals and Identity in Economics (Cambridge), and he co-authored Economic Methodology: Understanding Economics as a Science (Palgrave). He was visiting professor at Sorbonne, Cambridge University, Erasmus University, and Duke University. He is co-editor of the Journal of Economic Methodology, past president of the History of Economics Society, the International Network for Economic Method, the Association for Social Economics, and past vice-president of the European Society for the History of Economics.
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