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Dr Andy Denis

Senior Lecturer in Political Economy

School of Arts and Social Sciences, Department of Economics

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Dr Denis worked for the Economist Intelligence Unit in the 1980s and joined City University Business School in 1990 as a researcher in financial development, moving to the Economics Department in 1991.

He gained his PhD in 2002 with a thesis on “Collective and Individual Rationality: Episodes in the History of Economic Thought”. His research interests are in the history and philosophy of economics, and he has published on Adam Smith, Keynes, Hayek, Malthus, the methodology of the Austrian School of Economics, the concept of equilibrium and the appeal to microfoundations in neoclassical economics, and the economic calculation debate.

In 2009 he guest edited a special issue of the International Review of Economics Education on pluralism in the teaching of economics. In 2016 he edited a symposium on Microfoundations in modern macroeconomics, published in the Review of Political Economy. In 2017 he organised a history of economic thought session at the RES conference. Also in 2017, and with Dr Claudia Jefferies, he organised the 49th annual conference of The History of Economic Thought Society (THETS) at City, University of London. In January 2017 Dr Denis was elected to a Fellowship if the Royal Society of Arts.

Qualifications

  1. PhD in Economics, City University London, United Kingdom, 2002
  2. MSc in Economics, Birkbeck College, University of London, United Kingdom, 1988 – 1990
  3. MA in Political economy, Middlesex Polytechnic, United Kingdom, 1985 – 1988
  4. BA (Hons) in Modern languages with political studies, Sheffield City Polytechnic, England, 1975 – 1979

Employment

  1. Senior lecturer in political economy, City, University of London, Aug 2003 – present
  2. Lecturer in economics, City, University of London, Oct 1991 – Jul 2003
  3. Research fellow in financial development, City, University of London, Jul 1990 – Sep 1991

Fellowships

  1. FRSA (FRSA), Royal Society of Arts, Jan 2017 – present

Publications

  1. Denis, A. (2017). Private Property or Several Control: A Rejoinder. Review of Political Economy, 29(3), pp. 432–439. doi:10.1080/09538259.2017.1359383.
  2. Denis, A. (2016). Microfoundations. Review of Political Economy, 28(1), pp. 134–152. doi:10.1080/09538259.2016.1108132.
  3. Denis, A. (2015). Economic Calculation: Private Property or Several Control? Review of Political Economy, 27(4), pp. 606–623. doi:10.1080/09538259.2015.1083189.
  4. Denis, A. (2004). Two rhetorical strategies of laissez-faire. Journal of Economic Methodology, 11(3), pp. 341–357.

Chapters (5)

  1. Denis, A. (2018). Keynes and Marx: some points of contact. In Dow, S., Jespersen, J. and Tily, G. (Eds.), The General Theory and Keynes for the 21st century Edward Elgar.
  2. Denis, A. (2014). Methodological individualism and society: Hayek’s evolving view. Austrian Economic Perspectives on Individualism and Society New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan.
  3. Denis, A. (2013). Pluralism in Economics Education. In Jespersen, J. and Madsen, M.O. (Eds.), Teaching Post Keynesian Economics (pp. 88–105). Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing. ISBN 978-1-78254-700-6.
  4. Denis, A. (2007). The hypostatisation of the concept of equilibrium in neoclassical economics. In Mosini, V. (Ed.), Equilibrium in Economics Scope and Limits (pp. 261–279). Oxford: Routledge. ISBN 978-0-203-08668-1.
  5. Denis, A. Rationality. In Arestis, P. and Sawyer, M.C. (Eds.), The Elgar Companion to Radical Political Economy, 2nd edition Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing. ISBN 978-1-84376-864-7.

Conference Papers and Proceedings (6)

  1. Denis, A. (2017). The Austrians and the Arrow Impossibility Theorem. The History of Economic Thought Society (THETS) 49th annual conference 4-5 September, City, University of London.
  2. denis, A. (2016). Keynes and Marx: some points of contact. Victoria Chick and the General Theory at 80 11 July, University College London.
  3. Denis, A. (2015). Francis Horner and the Bullion debates. UK HET conference/THETS conference 2-4 September, Manchester Metropolitan University.
  4. denis, A. (2015). Was the School of Salamanca proto-Austrian? Scottish Economic Society Annual Conference 13-15 April, Perth, Scotland.
  5. Denis, A. (2014). Economic calculation: private property or several control? 46th Annual UK History of Economic Thought Conference 3-5 September, London, UK.
  6. Denis, A. (2013). Microfoundations. 15th Conference of the Association for Heterodox Economics 4-6 July, London Metropolitan University, UK.

Journal Articles (13)

  1. Denis, A. (2017). Private Property or Several Control: A Rejoinder. Review of Political Economy, 29(3), pp. 432–439. doi:10.1080/09538259.2017.1359383.
  2. Denis, A. (2016). Microfoundations. Review of Political Economy, 28(1), pp. 134–152. doi:10.1080/09538259.2016.1108132.
  3. Toporowski, J. and Denis, A. (2016). Microfoundations: Introduction. Review of Political Economy, 28(1), pp. 90–91. doi:10.1080/09538259.2016.1108127.
  4. Denis, A. (2015). Economic Calculation: Private Property or Several Control? Review of Political Economy, 27(4), pp. 606–623. doi:10.1080/09538259.2015.1083189.
  5. Denis, A. (2009). Editorial: Pluralism in Economics Education. International Review of Economics Education, 8(2), pp. 6–22.

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  6. Denis, A. (2008). Dialectics and the Austrian School: A Surprising Commonality in the Methodology of Heterodox Economics? The Journal of Philosophical Economics, 1(2), pp. 151–173.

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  7. Denis, A. (2006). Review of Nicola Giocoli (2003) 'Modelling Rational Agents: From Interwar Economics To Early Modern Game Theory'. Economics and Philosophy, 22(1), pp. 159–166.
  8. Denis, A. (2006). Review of Bruce Caldwell (2004) 'Hayek’s Challenge: an Intellectual Biography of F. A. Hayek'. Review of Political Economy, 18(4), pp. 579–583.
  9. Denis, A. (2004). Two rhetorical strategies of laissez-faire. Journal of Economic Methodology, 11(3), pp. 341–357.
  10. Denis, A. (2003). Methodology and policy prescription in economic thought: a response to Mario Bunge. , 32(2), pp. 219–226.
  11. Denis, A. (2002). Was Hayek a Panglossian evolutionary theorist? A reply to Whitman. Constitutional Political Economy, 13(3), pp. 275–285.
  12. Denis, A. (2000). Epistemology, observed particulars and providentialist assumptions: The fact in the history of political economy. STUDIES IN HISTORY AND PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE, 31A(2), pp. 353–361. doi:10.1016/S0039-3681(00)00005-4.
  13. Denis, A. (1999). Was Adam Smith an individualist? HISTORY OF THE HUMAN SCIENCES, 12(3), pp. 71–86. doi:10.1177/09526959922120351.

Working Papers (5)

  1. Denis, A. (2010). A Century of Methodological Individualism Part 1: Schumpeter and Menger. London, UK: City, University of London.
  2. Denis, A. (2010). A Century of Methodological Individualism Part 2: Mises and Hayek. London, UK: City, University of London.
  3. Denis, A. (2006). The hypostatisation of the concept of equilibrium in neoclassical economics. London, UK: City, University of London.
  4. Denis, A. (2003). Collective and individual rationality: Robert Malthus’s heterodox theodicy..
  5. Denis, A. (2003). Two rhetorical strategies of laissez-faire. London, United Kingdom: City, University of London.

Other

  1. Denis, A. (2009). Review of "Hayek and Natural Law" by Erik Angner.

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