Professor, Practical Philosophy
I am Professor of Practical Philosophy at Stockholm University. As a result of serious mission creep, I hold two PhDs – one in Economics and one in History and Philosophy of Science – both from the University of Pittsburgh. I am the author of two books, Hayek and Natural Law (2007) and A Course in Behavioral Economics, 2nd Ed. (2016), as well as multiple journal articles and book chapters on behavioral and experimental economics; the science and philosophy of happiness; and the history, philosophy, and methodology of contemporary economics. During 2019 I will be in residence at the Institute for Futures Studies, while completing a book project on the foundations of behavioral economics and the nudge agenda.
Read more about the project: "Foundations of Behavioral Economics and the Nudge Agenda".
Three recently published works:
Angner, Erik (in press) "We're All Behavioral Economists Now," Journal of Economic Methodology
Angner, Erik (2018) "What Preferences Really Are," Philosophy of Science 85(4):660–681.
Angner, Erik (2018) "Det lätta och det rätta," Filosofisk tidskrift 2018/3:3–10 [in Swedish].
Three frequently cited works:
- Angner, Erik and George Loewenstein (2012) “Behavioral Economics,” in Uskali Mäki (Ed.) Handbook of the Philosophy of Science: Philosophy of Economics (Amsterdam: Elsevier), pp. 641–690.
- Angner, Erik (2010) “Subjective Well-Being,” Journal of Socio-Economics 39(3): 361–368.
- Angner, Erik (2006) “Economists as Experts: Overconfidence in Theory and Practice,” Journal of Economic Methodology 13(1): 1–24.