Book Reviews

Book Reviews

[PDF] Review of Jeanette Snowball's Measuring the Value of Culture: Methods and Examples in Cultural Economics, Journal of Economic Literature, Vol. XLVII (June 2009), pp. 59-60

[PDF] "Is the Public Really Irrational about Economics?" Review of Brian Caplan's The Myth of the Rational Voter, 30 September 2008, Critical Review 20 (3): 327-331.
Abstract: Bryan Caplan's bold and challenging argument is weak on evidence and uses questionable assumptions. He does not prove that politicians go along with voters' biases, nor that these biases make voters feel good, nor that they cling to these biases tenaciously. And he assumes that the public's disagreements with professional American economists are "biases" in the sense of being incorrect, even though economists often disagree with each other, and economists in other countries may disagree even with the consensus views of American economists.

Review of Paulette J. Olson's and Zohreh Emami's Engendering Economics: Conversations with Women Economists in the United States in Review of Social Economy, vol. LXII, no. 4, December 2004, pp. 558-561.

Review of Richard Szostak's Econ-Art: Divorcing Art from Science in Modern Economics in The Journal of Economic Methodology, vol. 10, no. 1, March 2003, pp.87-90.

Review of Mark A. Lutz's Economics for the Common Good: Two Centuries of Social Economic Thought in the Humanistic Tradition in The Journal of Economic Methodology, vol. 9, no. 2, March 2003, p.251-252.

Review of Maassen's, van den Brink's and Wim Groot's Lusten en Lasten in Folia, September 2000, pp. 20-21.

Review of Frank de Vijlder's Natiestaat en onderwijs in Beleidswetenschap, vol. 1, 1997: p. 82.

Review of Francis Fukuyama's Trust (Basic Books) in Trouw, 28 October 1995.

Review of M.J. Bok's Vraag en aanbod op de Nederlandse Kunstmarkt 1580—1700 in Boekmancahier 21, December 1995, pp. 482-484.

Review of Lucienne Tomesen's en Guy Vossen's (red.): Denken over Cultuur in Europa, 1994 in International Spectator, June 1995, pp. 355-356.

Review of Herbert Solomon's Models of My Life in Journal of Economic Literature, 1992.

Review of William J. Barber's (ed.): Breaking the Academic Mould in Review of Radical Political Economy, 1991.

Review of Richard Wolff's and Stephen Resnick's Knowledge and Class in Review of Radical Political Economy, 1991.

Review of James Boyd White's When Words Lose Their Meaning in Research in the History of Economic Thought and Methodology (JAI Press, 1990).

Review of Antoin E. Murphy's and Richard Cantillon's Entrepreneur and Economist in Journal of Economic History, 1989, pp. 744-745.

Review of William Breit's and Roger W. Spencer's Lives of the Laureates in Journal of Economic Literature.

Review of D.N. McCloskey's The Rhetoric of Economics in Quarterly Journal of Economic Speech, November 1986 and Review of Radical Political Economy, forthcoming.

Review of David Warsh's Economic Complexity in Journal of Economic History, 1986.

Review of David Stockman's The Triumph of Politics in De Groene Amsterdammer, July 2, 1986.

Review of Richard F. Kahn's The Making of Keynes' General Theory in History of Political Economy, Summer 1986.

Review of Jan Pen's Among Economists in Intermediair (Dutch academic magazine), September 27, 1985.

Review of Daniel Hausman's The Philosophy of Economics and Bruce Caldwell: Appraisal and Criticism in Economics in Economics and Philosophy, October 1985, pp. 342-350.