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E. Roy Weintraub, Professor, Economics

E. Roy Weintraub
Contact Info:
Office Location:  07D Social Sciences
Office Phone:  (919) 660-1838
Email Address: send me a message
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Ph.D.University of Pennsylvania1969
M.S.University of Pennsylvania1967
B.A.Swarthmore College1964

History of Economics
Research Interests: History of Economics

Current projects: Life writing and the history of economics

Areas of Interest:

Life writing and the history of economics
Historiography of economics
History of the mathematization of economics


Economics • History • Life Writing • Mathematics

Representative Publications   (More Publications)

  1. Weintraub, ER; Forget, EL, Economists' Lives: Biography and Autobiography in the History of Economics, edited by Weintraub, ER; Forget, E (2007), pp. 402 pages, Duke University Press  [abs] [Edited Books]
  2. Weintraub, ER, How Economics Became a Mathematical Science, Science and Cultural Theory (May, 2002), pp. 313 pages, Duke University Press, ISBN 0822328712  [abs]
  3. Weintraub, ER, The Future of the History of Economics, edited by Weintraub, ER (2002), pp. 422 pages, Duke University Press  [abs] [Edited Books]
  4. Weintraub, ER, Toward a History of Game Theory, edited by Weintraub, ER (1992), pp. 306 pages, Duke University Press, ISBN 0822312530  [abs] [Edited Books]
  5. Weintraub, ER, Stabilizing Dynamics: Constructing Economic Knowledge, Historical Perspectives on Modern Economics (1991), Cambridge University Press (Translation: Japanese. Teruo Kojima (trans.) Bunka Shobo Hakubun sha Publishing, Ltd., Tokyo, 1994. Translation (Chapter 6): Hungarian. Aladár Madarász (trans.) in Aladár Madarász (ed.), Közgazaságtani Eszmetötrénet. Budapest: Osiris Kiadó, 2000.)
  6. Weintraub, ER, General Equilibrium Analysis: Studies in Appraisal, Historical Perspectives on Modern Economics (1985), Cambridge University Press (Paperback edition: Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1993.)
  7. Weintraub, ER, Mathematics for Economists An Integrated Approach (1982), pp. 180 pages, Cambridge University Press, ISBN 0521287693 (Chinese translation: Publishing House of Economic Science. Series: The Treasure House of Foreign Economics Textbook, 1998.) [Textbook]
  8. Weintraub, ER, Microfoundations The Compatibility of Microeconomics and Macroeconomics, Cambridge Surveys of Economic Literature (February, 1979), pp. 175 pages, Cambridge University Press, ISBN 0521294452 (Translations: French, Fondements Microeconomiques, Paris: Economica, 1980; Spanish, Microfundamentos, Madrid: Alianza Editorial, 1985.)  [abs]
  9. Weintraub, ER, Conflict and Cooperation in Economics,, Macmillan Studies in Economics (1975), pp. iii + 93, Macmillian Studies in Economics [Textbook]
  10. Weintraub, ER, General Equilibrium Theory, Macmillan Studies in Economics (1974), Macmillan Studies in Economics (Translations: Spanish, Teoria del equilibrio general, Barcelona: Vicens-Vives, 1978; Italian, La Teoria dell'equilibrio generale, Napoli: Liguori Editore, 1978; Greek, Θεωρία Γενικηζ Ίσορροπίαζ, 1978.) [Textbook]

Roy Weintraub received his A.B. degree from Swarthmore College, and his Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics from the University of Pennsylvania. He came to Duke in 1970, and has served variously as Director of Graduate Studies, Chairman of the Department, and Acting Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences. His most recent teaching includes economic science studies and the history of modern economics. Although he began his career as a mathematical economist, his interests currently are in the history of economics as history of science. He recently completed a four-book project on the mathematization of economics in the 20th century. He is immediate past President of the History of Economics Society.