MSc Mathematics (1988), Delft University of Technology
PhD Economics (1992), University of Amsterdam
First degree teaching qualification in mathematics (1988)
Basiskwalificatie Onderwijs (BKO) (2014) (Dutch qualification for science education)
Senior Kwalificatie Onderwijs (SKO) (2016) (Dutch advanced qualification for science education)
Senior Research Fellow, Center for the History of Political Economy at Duke University, Durham, NC (September–December 2012)
Tinbergen Institute fellow (2002-2015)
NAKE fellow (Netherlands Network of Economics) (2002-2010)
Visiting Scholar, project The Nature of Evidence: How Well Do 'Facts' Travel?, LSE Department of Economic History (2006-2008)
Fellow-in-Residence, Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study in Humanities and Social Sciences (NIAS) (2001-2002)
Research associate, LSE Centre for Philosophy of the Natural and Social Science (since 1995)
Associate professor History and Methodology of Economics, Utrecht University School of Economics, Utrecht University (since 2015)
Visiting professor, Maison des Sciences Économiques, Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne (February 2016)
Visiting professor, Department of Philosophy, Bayreuth University (October 2013)
Visiting associate professor, Department of Economics, Duke University (September-December 2012)
Associate professor History and Methodology of Economics, Faculty of Philosophy, Erasmus University Rotterdam (2012-2015)
Associate professor History and Methodology of Economics, Department of Economics, University of Amsterdam (2003-2015)
Assistant professor History and Methodology of Economics, Department of Economics, University of Amsterdam (1992-2002)
Consultant economics library, University of Amsterdam (1994-1998)
Extraordinary employee Centrum voor Bedrijfsontwikkeling, Rotterdam (1991)
Researcher History and Methodology of Economics, Tinbergen Institute and Department of Economics, University of Amsterdam (1988-1992)
Teacher mathematics, Polytechnische Faculteit, Hogeschool Rotterdam (1988)
Teacher mathematics, Erasmiaans Gymnasium Rotterdam (1988)
Student-assistant Methodology, Department of Mathematics, Delft University of Technology (1987)
Professional and Academic Activities
A. Invited lectures and conference presentations (last five years)
Development planning without theory. History of Macro-econometric Modeling. Utrecht University, NL. April 6, 2017.
Visualising Ignorance. The Politics of Algorithmic Modelling. Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium. March 30, 2017.
Visualising Ignorance. EIPE 20th Anniversary Conference. Erasmus University Rotterdam, NL. March 23, 2017.
Models in Economics. DFG-Netzwerktreffen Soziologie ökonomischen Denkens: Cultures of Modeling. Institut für Soziologie. Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Germany. February 9-10, 2017.
Science Outside the Laboratory. Department of Sociology & Philosophy seminar. University of Exeter, UK. December 5, 2016.
Visualising Ignorance. Conference on Reasoning and Representation with Diagrams. History and Philosophy of Science and Technology in East and West. National Tsing Hua University. Hsinchu, Taiwan. November 24-25, 2016.
Warren Persons and the Practice of the Graphical Method. Annual Meetings of the History of Economics Society. Duke University. Durham, US. June 17-20, 2016.
Science Outside the Laboratory. Faculdade de Economia, Administração e Contabilidade da Universidade de São Paulo (FEA USP). Brazil. March 16, 2016.
The Methodological Debates of the 1950s. 10th Annual Conference on the History of Recent Economics (HISRECO). University of São Paulo. Brazil. March 14-15, 2016.
How to manage big data in macro: the case of Persons (1920s) and the Bank of England (1990s). Seminar “Histoire de la macroéconomie et des theories monétaires” (H2M). Paris 1 University Pantheon-Sorbonne. Paris, France. February 26, 2016.
Science Outside the Laboratory. Cercle d‘Epistemologie de l’Economie, Centre d’économie de la Sorbonne. Paris, France. February 11, 2016.
Science Outside the Laboratory. Stevin Seminar Research outside the laboratory, in the field. Stevin Centre, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. January 27, 2016.
A History of the Short Life of Macroeconomics. Seminar ‘Progrès des techniques et évolution de la macroéconomie’ of the project “Scientific Revolutions in the History of Macroeconomics from Past to Present.” Lille, France. January 12, 2016.
Uncertainty Management of Economic Modeling. INEM session, Allied Social Sciences Associations meetings. San Francisco. January 3-5, 2016.
Philosophy of Clutter. Society for Philosophy of Science in Practice 5th bi-annual conference, Aarhus University. June 24-26, 2015.
Science Outside the Laboratory. APES Philosophy of Science seminar. University of Amsterdam. May 21, 2015.
Graph-Based Inductive Reasoning. TRiP 2015: Pictures and Proofs. University of South Carolina. March 19-21, 2015.
Big Social Data. SEO Economic Research. University of Amsterdam. February 16, 2015.
The Epistemological Difference between Science In- and Outside the Laboratory. Seminar Writing the History of Experimental Economics. University of Utrecht. January 30, 2015.
Data-Intensive Economics. ERC Exploratory Workshop ‘What is Data-Intensive Science?.’ University of Exeter. December 17-19, 2014.
Philosophy of Science-Outside-the-Laboratory. Approaches in the Philosophy of Science in Practice. Philosophy of Science Association Meeting, PSA 2014. Chicago. November 6-9, 2014.
Measurement in Field Science and Economics: Science Outside the Laboratory. NiCE seminar. Radboud University Nijmegen. October 6, 2014.
Friedman and the Cowles Commission. Special Econometric Society History Initiative Session. Joint Congress of the European Economic Association and the Econometric Society, EEA-ESEM. Toulouse School of Economics, France. August 25-29, 2014.
Friedman and the Cowles Commission. Annual Meetings of the History of Economics Society. UQAM, Montreal, Canada. June 20-22, 2014.
Economics, History and the Blogosphere: a roundtable on the history of recent macroeconomics. Annual Meetings of the History of Economics Society. UQAM, Montreal, Canada. June 20-22, 2014.
Measurement Outside the Laboratory. Spring Workshop of the Dutch Society for the Philosophy of Science in collaboration with the Institute for the History and Foundations of Science ‘Observation and Measurement’. University of Utrecht. April 24, 2014.
Friedman and the Cowles Commission. Utrecht-Nijmegen Annual Research Day in History and Methodology of Economics. University of Utrecht. January 30, 2014.
Affordance Affords Measurement. Conference on ‘What Affordance Affords’. Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany. November 25-27, 2013.
Measurement: Objective Procedures and Subjective Judgments. Conference on ‘The Theory and Practice of Measurement: Perspectives from Economic History and the History and Philosophy of Economics’. London School of Economics, UK. September 4-5, 2013.
History of Macroeconomics. Conference of the History of Economics Society. The University of British Columbia. Vancouver, Canada. June 20-22, 2013.
Rational consensus of expert judgments in economics. LogiCIC/LIRa Seminar. Amsterdam Dynamics Group. University of Amsterdam. April 2, 2013.
Model-based Expert Consensus in Economic Forecasting. Conference on the History of Business and Economic Forecasting. Centre for Economic History, University of Reading and Royal Statistical Society. Reading, UK. March 22, 2013
Clinical Measurement. International Conference ‘Dimensions of Measurement’. Zentrum für interdisziplinäre Forschung Bielefeld, Germany. March 16, 2013.
Mathematics as Quasi-matter to Build Models. University of East Anglia and Mind Association Conference ‘The conceptual structure of mathematical economics.’ University of East Anglia. Norwich, UK. February 15, 2013.
Model-Based Uncertainty Evaluation. Lecture jointly sponsored by the Center for the History of Political Economy and the Department of Philosophy. Duke University. Durham, USA. November 16, 2012.
Haavelmo’s Methodology of Empirical Science Outside the Laboratory. Lunch seminar Center for the History of Political Economy. Duke University. Durham, USA. October 19, 2012.
Haavelmo’s Methodology of Empirical Science Outside the Laboratory. Conference of the History of Economics Society. Brock University. St. Catherines, Canada. June 22-25, 2012.
Three lectures: Early Metrics, Interwar Metrics, Postwar Metrics. 2012 CHOPE Summer Institute ‘The Emergence of Modern Economics.’ Duke University. Durham, USA. June 10-22, 2012.
The Problem of Rational Consensus in Economics. Research Workshop ‘Experts and Consensus in Economics and the Social Sciences.’ University of Bayreuth, Germany. May 25-26, 2012.
A Methodology for an Inexact Science. EIPE Spring Seminar. Erasmus University Rotterdam. April 16, 2012.
The Trade-off between Rigor and Relevance. Mark Blaug Memorial Conference. Erasmus University Rotterdam, NL. March 28, 2012.
A Methodology for Inexact Sciences. Qualitative/Quantitative Divide, Choices of Evidence: Tacit philosophical assumptions in the debates within the Campbell Collaboration. London School of Economics, UK. March 26, 2012.
B. Societies and networks
Member of History of Economics Society Reform Committee (2015-2016)
Advisory board member ERC grant Data Science, University of Exeter (since 2014)
Advisory board member, Society for Philosophy of Science in Practice (since 2014)
Board member, Nederlandse Vereniging voor Wetenschapsfilosofie (since 2010)
Member of team (C) Philosophy of the Cultural and Social Sciences of The Philosophy of Science in a European Perspective, an ESF Research Networking Programme (2008-2013)
Co-programme leader (with John Davis), History and Methodology of Economics, University of Amsterdam (2006-2012)
Member organisation committee, Society for Philosophy of Science in Practice (2005-2012)
Board member, Dutch-Flemish Network for Philosophy of Science and Technology (since 2004)
Board member, manager membership directory, INEM (International Network for Economic Method) (2004-2009)
Co-editor (with Evelyn Forget, University of Manitoba, Canada), Journal of the History of Economic Thought (2008-2013)
Associate editor, The Journal of Economic Methodology (2005-2011)
Member advisory board, History of Political Economy (2006-2008, 2015-2021)
Member editorial board, The Journal of Economic Methodology (since 2012)
Member advisory board, Erasmus Journal for Philosophy and Economics (since 2008)
Member scientific committee, Revue de Philosophie Économique (since 2007)
D. Doctoral Dissertations Supervised as Co-promotor:
Ricardo F. Crespo, Theoretical and Practical Reason in Economics: Capacities and Capabilities. Promotion date: September 7, 2011.
Peter Rodenburg, Measurement strategies of unemployment. Promotion date: July 5, 2006.
Hsiang-Ke Chao, Representation and Structure: The Methodology of Econometric Models of Consumption. Promotion date: December 12, 2002.
E. Organization of conferences, workshops, symposia, and sessions at conferences (last five years)
History of Macro-econometric Modeling, Utrecht University, NL. April 6-7, 2017.
Member program committee Descartes Lectures 2016, Tilburg University, NL. September 5-7, 2016.
HES session 'The History of Macroeconometric Modeling.' History of Economics Society (HES) Annual Meeting, Duke University, Durham, NC, US. June 17-20, 2016.
Philosophy of Science in a Forest (PSF 2016). Nederlandse Vereniging voor Wetenschapsfilosofie, Doorn, NL. May 19-21, 2016.
EPSA15 symposium 'Approaches in Philosophy of Science in Practice.' Conference of the European Philosophy of Science Association (EPSA). Duesseldorf Center for Logic and Philosophy of Science (DCLPS) at Heinrich Heine University Duesseldorf, Germany. September 23-26, 2015.
INEM session ‘Consensus of expert judgments and economic forecasting.’ Conference of the International Network for Economic Method (INEM). Erasmus University Rotterdam, NL. June 13, 2013.
Member scientific committee. Conference of the International Network for Economic Method (INEM). Erasmus University Rotterdam, NL. June 13-15, 2013.
INEM session ‘Expert and Consensus in Economics.’ Allied Social Sciences Associations meetings. San Diego, USA. January 5, 2013
Center for the History of Political Economy Summer Institute ‘The Emergence of Modern Economics.’ Duke University. Durham, USA. June 10-22, 2012.
Member program committee. Research Workshop ‘Experts and Consensus in Economics and the Social Sciences.’ University of Bayreuth, Germany. May 25-26, 2012.
Mark Blaug Memorial Conference. Erasmus University Rotterdam, NL. March 28, 2012.
Member scientific committee. Graduate Conference in Philosophy of Science. Erasmus University Rotterdam, NL. March 8-9, 2012.
F. Ph.D. and habilitation committees and (pre-)examiner
March 2017. PhD defense of Erich Pinzon-Fuchs, Economics as a “Tooled” Discipline: Lawrence R. Klein and the Making of Macroeconometric Modeling, 1939-1959. Promotor: A.L. Cot. Université Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne, France.
October 2016. Habilitation defense of Béatrice Cherrier, L’essor de l’économie appliquée des années 1960 aux années 2000. Promotor: M. Vincent. University of Caen, France.
September 2016. PhD defense of Luis Mireles-Flores, Economic Science for Use: Causality and Evidence in Policy Making. Supervisors: I.U. Mäki, J.J. Vromen, and C. Marchionni. Erasmus University Rotterdam, NL.
November 2015. PhD defense of Joost Hengstmengel, Divine OEconomy. Supervisors: L. van Bunge. Erasmus University Rotterdam, NL.
December 2011. PhD defense of Julia Mensink, Poverty Measures: From Production to Use. Supervisors: M.S. Morgan and P. Howlett. London School of Economics, UK.
December 2010. PhD defense of Kai Eigner, Understanding Psychologists‘ Understanding. Supervisors: J.A. Radder and H.W. de Regt. Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, NL.
December 2006. PhD defense of Arthur Petersen, Simulating Nature. Supervisors: J.A. Radder and P.P. Kirschenmann. Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, NL.
December 2006. PhD defense Erika Mattila, Questions to Artificial Nature. Supervisors: R. Miettinen and M. Sintonen. University of Helsinki, Finland.