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Dr Melissa


Research Fellow

HOPE Center, Duke University


I'm a philosopher of economics, currently based at the Center for the History of Political Economy at Duke University. I have  a strong interest in methodology.  With my scholarly work I aim to break the barriers 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. Before coming to Duke, I taught Philosophy of the Social Sciences at University College Groningen (UCG), Ethics in International Business, Ethics in Business and Management, and History of Economic Thought at the Faculty of Economics and Business at the University of Groningen. I coordinate INET's YSI Philosophy of Economics Working Group and I'm an elected member of the  YSI Community Report Committee (CRC).



Economics Department

Box 90097

Duke University

NC 27708-0097

United States of America