Kevin D. Hoover, Professor of Economics and Philosophy

Kevin D. Hoover

Professor Hoover's research interests include macroeconomics, monetary economics, the history of economics, and the philosophy and methodology of empirical economics. His recent work in economics has focused on the application of causal search methodologies for structural vector autoregression, the history of microfoundational programs in macroeconomics, and Roy Harrod's early work on dynamic macroeconomics. In philosophy, he has concentrated on issues related to causality, especially in economics, and on reductionism -- the philosophical counterpart to microfoundations. Recent publications include:

Office Location:  07B Social Sciences, Box 90097, Durham, NC 27708
Office Phone:  (919) 660-1800
Email Address: send me a message
Web Page:  http://public.econ.duke.edu/~kdh9/

Education:

Ph.D.University of Oxford (United Kingdom)1985
M.A.University of Oxford (United Kingdom)1983
B.A.University of Oxford (United Kingdom)1979
Specialties:

History of Economics
Macroeconomics
Research Interests:

Professor Hoover's research interests include macroeconomics, monetary economics, the history of economics, and the philosophy and methodology of empirical economics. His recent work in economics has focused on the application of causal search methodologies for structural vector autoregression, the history of microfoundational programs in macroeconomics, and Roy Harrod's early work on dynamic macroeconomics. In philosophy, he has concentrated on issues related to causality, especially in economics, and on reductionism -- the philosophical counterpart to microfoundations. Recently published papers include: He has conducted studies to investigate the history of twentieth century macroeconomics, the structure of vector auto-regression models, and causality in macroeconomics examined via specification search methodologies. Recent working papers include: “Still Puzzling: Evaluating the Price Puzzle in an Empirically Identified Structural Vector Autoregression,” “Was Harrod Right?” "Identity, Structure, and Causal Representation in Scientific Models."

Keywords:

Causality • Economics • Graph theory • Humans • Models, Econometric • Monetary policy • Motivation • Probability

Current Ph.D. Students  

Recent Publications

  1. Hoover, KD, Erratum to: Hoover, k.d. 2020. the discovery of long-run causal order: A preliminary investigation. econometrics 8: 31, Econometrics, vol. 9 no. 1 (March, 2021) [doi]  [abs]
  2. Hoover, KD, The discovery of long-run causal order: A preliminary investigation, Econometrics, vol. 8 no. 3 (September, 2020), pp. 1-24 [doi]  [abs]
  3. Wible, JR; Hoover, KD, The economics of trade liberalization: Charles S. Peirce and the Spanish Treaty of 1884, The European Journal of the History of Economic Thought (January, 2020) [doi]  [abs]
  4. Hoover, KD, Editor’s note, History of Political Economy, vol. 51 no. 3 (June, 2019), pp. 389 [doi]
  5. Hoover, KD, Keynes and economics, History of Political Economy, vol. 51 no. 1 (February, 2019), pp. 83-88 [doi]
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