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Dr Melissa

Vergara-Fernández


Postdoctoral Researcher

Erasmus School of Philosophy

Erasmus University Rotterdam

ABOUT ME


I'm a philosopher of economics, at the moment engaged in a fascinating project on the philosophy of science of financial economics, which is part of the Erasmus Initiative Dynamics of Inclusive Prosperity.


Before I started this research project in March 2020, I was a Research Fellow 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 am an elected memeber of INET's YSI Community Report Committee (CRC).


 

CONTACT DETAILS


Erasmus School of Philosophy

Erasmus University Rotterdam

PO Box 1738

3000 DR Rotterdam

info@mvergarafernandez.nl/

vergarafernandez@esphil.eur.nl