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Biographical Info of Kevin D. Hoover

Kevin D. Hoover joined Duke University in 2006 as Professor of Economics and Philosophy. He was previously professor and chair of the Economics Department of the University of California, Davis.

Hoover was educated at the College of William and Mary, the University of St. Andrews, and Balliol and Nuffield Colleges of the University of Oxford. He had worked in the Research Department of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, and held positions as a Heyworth Prize Research Fellow at Nuffield College, Oxford and lecturer in economics at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford.

Hoover’s teaching and research interests include monetary and macroeconomics, econometric search algorithms, causal modeling, the methodology of economics and the philosophy of science applied to economics, and the history of economics.

Hoover is a former fellow of the National Humanities Center and a past recipient of grants from the National Science Foundation and the Trent Foundation. He has organized conferences in the history of economics and economic methodology -- most recently the 2008 conference: "Robert Solow and the Development of Growth Economics."

The author of more than eighty academic articles, four books, and has edited eight volumes of articles. He has presented his work widely in conferences and seminars in universities, central banks, and government departments throughout the world. In 2009, for instance, he presented an invited lectures, “Was Harrod Right?” to the 5th International Keynes Conference: On Modern Finance and Keynes, Sophia University, Tokyo; “Identity, Structure, and Causation in Economic Models,” to the Conference on Modeling the World: Perspectives from Biology and Economics, University of Helsinki"; and "Microfoundational Programs," to the First International Symposium on the History of Economic Thought, University of São Paulo, Brazil.

He is past President of the History of Economics Society and past Chair of the International Network for Economic Method. He was for many years an editor of the Journal of Economic Methodology and is curretly an associate editor of the journal History of Political Economy. He serves on a number of editorial boards.

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