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Dr Melissa

Vergara Fernández

Philosopher of Economics

Erasmus Institute for Philosophy and Economics (EIPE)

Erasmus University Rotterdam

The Netherlands


I'm a philosopher of economics based in the Netherlands, with a strong interest in methodology and whose academic work tries to break the barriers that exist between philosophers and academic economists. I have a background in economics and see philosophy as a tool that helps to bring clarity to difficult epistemological, methodological, and ethical issues that arise in the social sciences and in policy making, and thereby contributes to the solution of those issues.

I've taught courses on economic methodology at the Utrecht School of Economics, the Faculty of Economics and Business at the University of Amsterdam (UvA), and courses in philosophy of economics at the Erasmus School of Economics. Currently, I teach Philosophy of the Social Sciences at University College Groningen (UCG). I coordinate INET's YSI Philosophy of Economics Working Group and I'm an elected member of the  YSI Community Report Committee (CRC).


Melissa Vergara Fernández

Philosopher of economics

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