Ramzi mabsout

Research interests:
History and methodology of utility theory and behavioral-experimental economics, Welfare economics, ethics and economics, and public policy.

Selected publications:
  • ​Mabsout, R. (with Hossein Radmard) (forthcoming) Experimenting with the Coase theorem. Journal of Economic Methodology.
  • Mabsout, R. (with Jana Mourad) (2018) Harnessing heuristics for economic policy. Economics & Philosophy, 34, pp. 135-163. DOI: 10.1017/S026626711700030X.
  • Mabsout, R. (2018) The backward induction controversy as a metaphorical problem. Economic Thought, 7, pp. 24-49.
  • Mabsout, R. (2016) Response to Polzin, Rauschmayer, Lilley, and Whitehead (2015) What could 'mindful capabilities' be? A comment on Mabsout's 'Mindful Capabilities'. Ecological Economics, 128, pp. 260-261.
  • Mabsout, R. (with Bana Bashour) (2016) Reconciling economics with naturalist ethical theory. Review of Social Economy. 74, pp. 275-297. DOI: 10.1080/00346764.2016.1168034.
  • Mabsout, R. (2015) Abduction and economics: The contributions of Charles Peirce and Herbert Simon. Journal of Economic Methodology, 22, pp. 491-516. DOI: 10.1080/1350178X.2015.1024876.
  • Mabsout, R. (2015) Mindful capability. Ecological Economics. 112, pp. 86-97. DOI: 10.1016/j.ecolecon.2015.01.008.
  • Mabsout, R. (2014) Bringing ethics back to welfare economics. Review of Social Economy, LXXII, pp. 1-28. DOI:10.1080/00346764.2013.806109 (Paper selected as editor's pick for 2015).
Book reviews:
  • Late Neoclassical Economics: The Restoration of Theoretical Humanism in Contemporary Economic Theory, Yahya Madra, Routledge. Erasmus Journal for Philosophy & Economics, (2018), 11, pp. 107-116.
  • Ethics in Economics: An Introduction to Moral Frameworks, Jonathan Wight, Stanford University Press. The American Economist, (2017), 62, pp. 272-275. DOI: 10.1177/0569434517691695.
  • The Society of Equals, Pierre Rosanvallon, Harvard University Press. Review of Political Economy, (2015), 27, pp. 685-689. DOI: 10.1080/09538259.2015.1080470.

Culture, Health, and Sexuality; Ecological Economics; Economic Systems; Feminist Economics; Forum for Social Economics; International Studies in Philosophy of Science; Journal of Business Ethics; Journal of Cleaner Production; Journal of Institutional Economics; Journal of International Development; Journal of Poverty Alleviation & International Development; Palgrave; Review of Social Economy; Routledge; Synthese; World Development; World Economic Association.

Most recent taught courses:
Economic statistics
Behavioral economics and public policy
History of economic thought (Special topic: The discovery of utility theory in the 19th century)