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     2016 James H. Street Scholar


David Dequech

David Dequech holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Cambridge University (1998). He currently is full professor of economics at the University of Campinas, São Paulo. He was a visiting scholar at Stanford University (2011-2012, with a FAPESP fellowship), at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies (2009-2010 and 2010-2011, for three months each time, with a Humboldt Foundation fellowship) and at the University of Paris West and Cepremap (2003-2004, with a CAPES fellowship). He was a member of the Board of Directors of the Association for Evolutionary Economics (2005-2008) and a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization (2009-2012, as associate editor) and the Journal of Economic Issues (2004-2006). He is associate editor of EconomiA (the journal of the National Association of Graduate Schools of Economics, in Brazil) and is on the editorial board of the Journal of Economic Issues, the Review of Social Economics, Estudos Econômicos and the Forum for Social Economics. Most of his research has been on two interrelated sets of issues: (1) the relations between institutions, on the one hand, and the behavior and the thought of economic agents, on the other; and (2) the importance and ubiquity of institutions in economic life. He has also worked on (3) the theory of economic behavior under uncertainty, which partly overlaps with the two other sets of issues.

Selected publications:

(2014), “The institutions of economics: a first approximation”, Journal of Economic Issues, 48(2), 523-532.

(2013c), “Is money a convention and/or a creature of the State? The convention of acceptability, the State, contracts, and taxes”, Journal of Post Keynesian Economics, 36(2): 251-273

(2013b), “Economic institutions: explanations for conformity and room for deviation”, Journal of Institutional Economics, 9(1): 81-108.

(2013a), “Logics of Action, Provisioning Domains, and Institutions: Provisioning Institutional Logics”, Journal of Economic Issues, 47(1): 95-111.

(2012), “Post Keynesianism, heterodoxy, and mainstream economics”, Review of Political Economy, 24(2): 353-368.

(2011), ‘Financial conventions in Keynes’s theory: the stock exchange’, Journal of Post Keynesian Economics, 33(3): 469-489.

(2011), ‘On The Sense of Dissonance: Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Uncertainty’, Socio-Economic Review, 9(3): 601-606.

(2011), ‘Uncertainty: a typology and refinements of existing concepts’, Journal of Economic Issues, 45(3): 621-640.

(2009), ‘Institutions, social norms, and decision-theoretic norms’, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 72(1): 70-78.

(2007), ‘Neoclassical, mainstream, orthodox, and heterodox economics’, Journal of Post Keynesian Economics, 30(2): 279-302.

(2006), ‘The New Institutional Economics and the theory of behaviour under uncertainty’, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 59(1): 109-131.

(2005), ‘Cognition and Valuation: Some Similarities and Contrasts between Institutional Economics and the Economics of Conventions’, Journal of Economic Issues, 39(2): 465-473.

(2004), ‘Uncertainty: individuals, institutions and technology’, Cambridge Journal of Economics, 28(3): 365-378.

(2003), ‘Conventional and unconventional behavior under uncertainty’, Journal of Post Keynesian Economics, 26(1): 145-168.

(2003), ‘Keynes’s General Theory: valid only for modern capitalism?’, Journal of Post Keynesian Economics, 25(3): 471-491.

(2003), ‘Cognitive and Cultural Embeddedness: Combining Institutional Economics and Economic Sociology’, Journal of Economic Issues, 37(2): 461-470.

(2003), ‘Uncertainty and economic sociology: a preliminary discussion’, American Journal of Economics and Sociology, 62(3): 509-532.

(2002), ‘The demarcation between the “old” and the “new” institutional economics: recent complications’, Journal of Economic Issues, 36(2): 565-572.

(2001), ‘Bounded rationality, institutions and uncertainty’, Journal of Economic Issues, 35(4): 911-929. Reprinted in Peters, B. Guy and Pierre, Jon (eds.)(2007), Institutionalism, Thousand Oaks, CA, Sage, and in Allingham, M. (ed.)(2006), Rational Choice Theory, London, Routledge.

(1999), ‘Expectations and confidence under uncertainty’, Journal of Post Keynesian Economics, 21(3): 415-430.