New issue of EJPE now available: Special issue on the philosophy and economics of pandemics

The latest issue of the Erasmus Journal for Philosophy and Economics (EJPE) is now available online at It includes a special issue on the philosophy and economics of pandemics, an interview with Deirdre Nansen McCloskey, the launch of our new section Into the Archives devoted to archival texts, and more. Please see below for an overview—with links—of the issue.


EJPE is a peer-reviewed bi-annual academic journal supported by the Erasmus Institute for Philosophy and Economics at the Erasmus School of Philosophy, Erasmus University Rotterdam. EJPE publishes research on the methodology, history, ethics, and interdisciplinary relations of economics, and welcomes contributions from all scholars with an interest in any of its research domains. EJPE is an Open Access Journal: all the content is permanently available online without subscription or payment.








I Choose for Myself, Therefore I Am: The Contours of Existentialist Behavioral Economics by Malte Dold and Alexa Stanton



SPECIAL ISSUE on The Philosophy and Economics of Pandemics


Introduction: The Philosophy and Economics of Pandemics


Neighbors Help in a Pandemic by Nora Mills Boyd and Matthew Davis


Mandated Shutdowns, the Ratchet Effect, and The Barstool Fund by Jeffrey Carroll


Pandemic Windfalls and Obligations of Justice by Brian Berkey


Governing Life and the Economy: Exploring the Role of Trust in the Covid-19 Pandemic by Joelle M. Abi-Rached and Ishac Diwan


How Economists Ignored the Spanish Flu Pandemic in 1918–1920 by Mauro Boianovsky and Guido Erreygers


Three Ways in Which Pandemic Models May Perform a Pandemic by Philippe van Basshuysen, Lucie White, Donal Khosrowi, and Mathias Frisch


Uncertain Policy Decisions During the Covid-19 Pandemic by Malvina Ongaro


How to Handle Trade-Offs in Pandemics by Krister Bykvist


Collective Responses to Covid-19 and Climate Change by Andrea S. Asker and H. Orri Stefánsson


Vaccine Refusal Is Not Free Riding by Ethan Bradley and Mark Navin





Past and Future of Humanomics: A Conversation with Deirdre Nansen McCloskey by Deirdre Nansen McCloskey and Paolo Silvestri





Mathematical Psychology by Jan Tinbergen

Translated and annotated by Conrad Heilmann, Stefan Wintein, Ruth Hinz, and Erwin Dekker


No Envy: Jan Tinbergen on Fairness by Conrad Heilmann and Stefan Wintein





Massimiliano Vatiero’s The Theory of Transaction in Institutional Economics: A History by Douglas W. Allen


Hélène Landemore’s Open Democracy: Reinventing Popular Rule for the Twenty-First Century by Erica Yu





Galbraith’s Integral Economics (1933–1983) by Alexandre Chirat