Alumni Profiles

  • 2018

  • Manon Dillen

    Education: Bsc International Bachelor Economics and Business Economics, BA Philosophy of specific scientific field, Msc International Economics at Erasmus University Rotterdam

    Research interests: History of Economics, Philosophy of science, Political philosophy and political economy, Philosophy of language, Heterodox economics  (to name a few)

  • Anne Albert van der Galiën 

    Education: Bsc Economics and Business Economics & Bsc Philosophy of a Science, Erasmus University Rotterdam

    Research interests: Economic Methodology, Complexity Economics, Statistics, Public Economics, Systemic Risks

  • Lieke Martens

    Education: Propaedeutic year, management, economics and law at Avans univesity of applied sciences Breda & Bachelor philosophy at Tilburg university

    Research interests: History of economics, History of philosophy, Moral and political philosophy, Frankfurter Schule, Philosophy of language (in particular the concept of 'performativity'), Methodology.

  • Lennart Ackermans

    Education: BSc in Mathematics at Leiden University (with double first year program Computer Science and Mathematics, minor in Political Philosophy), minor in Macroeconomics at the University of Amsterdam.

    Research interests: design and morality of the monetary system, anything that comes my way.

  • 2017

  • Mario Alberto Castellano

    Education: BA in general philosophy at Università degli studi di Bari Aldo Moro, BA thesis in Ethics and Political Philosophy: Neoliberalism and Subjectivity: from entrepreneurship to debt  

    Research interests: Rationality and formal methods, behavioral economics, philosophy and public policy

  • Emanuele Di Francesco

    Education: Bsc in Economics, Utrecht University

    Research interests: Political Economy, Methodology of Economics, Philosophy of Economics, Public economics, Moral and Political Philosophy, Behavioural economics, Social Choice Theory

  • Nicolás Berneman

    Education: BSc Economics (History minor), Universidad Torcuato Di Tella, Argentina; MA Epistemology & History of Science, Universidad Nacional de Tres de Febrero, Argentina

    Research interests: Epistemology of Economics, Economic History, Political Economy, and History of Economic Thought

  • 2016

  • Fabrizio Ciatti

    Education: BA Philosophy, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milan, Italy

    Research Interests: Political Philosophy (with a particular focus on the Theory of Social Contract tradition), Theories of Justice, Political Theory and Theory of Democracy, Ethics and Economics

  • Sam van Dijck

    Education: BA Philosophy; BA History, Radboud University Nijmegen; Minor courses on Economics, Statistics, Morality and Psychology at Radboud University Nijmegen and Leiden University

    Research Interests: Rationality, Rational Choice Theory, Game theory, Social Choice Theory,  Free Will, Logic (especially Modal Logic),Theories of Justice, Theories of Compliance, Skepticism

  • Willem van Dijk

    Education: BSc Economics, Tilburg University; Pre-master Philosophy, Tilburg University

    Research Interests: Public Choice, Development Economics, Ethics and Economics, History of Economic Thought, Consumer Choice

  • Tej Gonza

    Education: BA Economics at Faculty of Economics, University in Ljubljana, Slovenia; Exchange semester in Warsaw School of Economics (SGH), Poland

    Research Interests: Heterodox Economics, Old Institutional Economics, Rationality, Behavioral Economics, Political Economy, History of Economic Thought, Ethics and Economics

  • Akshath Jitendranath

    Education: BSc Economics, Symbiosis International University, India

    Research Interests: Social Choice Theory, Game Theory, Welfare Economics, Political Philosophy, Political Theory, Empirical Development Studies, Rationality, Intellectual History

  • Rui Maia

    Education: BA Economics, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil; Pre-Master Development Studies, School of Oriental and African Studies, United Kingdom

    Research Interests: Philosophy of Social Sciences, Social Ontology, Social Epistemology, Causation

  • Felix den Ottolander

    Education: BSc Economics and Business Economics, Erasmus University Rotterdam

    Research Interests: Ethics and Economics, Political Philosophy, Application of Philosophy in Economic Policy, Alternative Economic Paradigms of Upcoming Markets, Epistemology of Economic Models

  • Carlos de Sousa

    Education: BSc Economics, Universidad Central de Venezuela, Caracas, Venezuela; MSc Macroeconomic Policy and Financial Markets, Barcelona Graduate School of Economics, jointly awarded by Universitat Pompeu Fabra and Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Spain

    Research Interests: Social Choice Theory, Public Policy and Macroeconomics

  • Victor van der Weerden

    Education: BA Philosophy, Wake Forest University, USA

    Research Interests: Political Philosophy, Normative Economics, Economic Justice, Neo-Marxian Economics

  • Virginia Ghiara

    Education: BSc Philosophy, Università degli Studi di Torino, Italia; MA Philosophy, Università degli Studi di Torino, Italia; High Qualification in Government and Human Sciences, Scuola di Studi Superiori Ferdinando Rossi, Italia

    Research interests:  Methodological Individualism, Rational Choice Theory, Methodology of Economics, Philosophy and Big Data

  • 2015

  • Christiaan Broekman

    Education: BSc International Business Administration, Erasmus University Rotterdam; Pre-Master Economics & Business, electives in Philosophy, Erasmus University Rotterdam; (concurrent) MSc Economics & Business (Specialization International Economics), Erasmus University Rotterdam

    Master's thesis: "What we want from non-ideal theories of justice"

    After graduation: Intern at Global Alliance for Banking on Values

  • Huub Brouwer

    Education: BA Liberal Arts and Sciences, University College Utrecht; Exchange semester, Sciences Po Paris, France; MSc Economics, Stockholm School of Economics, Sweden

    Master's thesis: "The asymmetry of desert reconsidered"

    After graduation: PhD student at Erasmus Institute for Philosophy and Economics, Erasmus University Rotterdam

  • Manuel Buitenhuis

    Education: BA Humanities & Social Science from University College Utrecht, University of Utrecht

    (concurrent) MSc in History & Philosophy of Science, University of Utrecht

    Master's thesis: "Non-uniform social discount rates in cost-benefit analysis"

    After graduation: Intern at Wetenschappelijke Raad voor het Regeringsbeleid

  • Elina Vessonen

    Education: Bachelor of Social Sciences (Philosophy, Economics), University of Helsinki, Finland

    Exchange semester, University of Sydney, Australia

    Master's thesis: "The Carnapian approach to concept formation"

    After graduation: PhD student at University of Cambridge

  • Roel Visser

    Education: BSc Economics (Major) and European Governance (Minor), University of Utrecht; MA Politics, Philosophy & Economics, University of York, United Kingdom

    Master's thesis: "Using expert judgment to measure macroeconomic forecast uncertainty"

    After graduation: PhD student at Universität Bielefeld

  • Julia Rijssenbeek

    Education: BA Philosophy, University of Amsterdam
    Premaster Business, University of Amsterdam
    Master's thesis: "Beyond the objective risk notion in financial economics"

    After graduation: Research on behavior and culture change financial sector

  • 2014

  • Osman Caglar Dede

    Previous education: BA in Economics, Boğaziçi University, Istanbul, Turkey

    Master's thesis: "Preference Elicitation and the Normative Basis of Nudge Policies"

    After graduation: PhD student at Erasmus Institute for Philosophy and Economics, Erasmus University Rotterdam

  • James Grayot

    Previous education: BA, Philosophy (History of Philosophy, Philosophy of Language), Humboldt University, USA

    Master's thesis: "(Mis)understanding Adaptive Preferences: Where Description Begins and Implication Ends Concerning the 'Problem' of Adaptation"

    After graduation: PhD student at Erasmus Institute for Philosophy and Economics, Erasmus University Rotterdam

  • Nora Neuteboom

    Previous education: BSc Business and Economics, University of Amsterdam
    MSc Economics, Markets & Policy, Erasmus University Rotterdam

    Master's thesis: "The Metaphysics of Equality of Opportunity"

    After graduation: Internship at United Nations

  • 2013

  • Roebin Lijnis Huffenreuter

    Previous education: BA Philosophy, Erasmus University Rotterdam (2008)

    Master's thesis: `The Economic Effects of Energy Efficiency' 

    After graduation: Researcher & Consultant Dutch Research Institute For Transitions (DRIFT), Erasmus University Rotterdam

  • Willem van der Deijl

    Previous education: BA Liberal arts and sciences (Economics, statistics and philosophy), Roosevelt Academy, Utrecht University (2011)

    Master's thesis: ʻData Mining: Vice or Virtue?'

    After graduation: PhD student at Erasmus Institute for Philosophy and Economics, Erasmus University Rotterdam

  • Darian Heim

    Previous education: BA in philosophy (major) and economics (minor) in Fribourg, Switzerland (2011), Exchange year at Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM – 2010/11)

    Master's thesis: ʻHow much Trust can Economists Cope with? Why Oliver E. Williamson Distrusts the Concept of ʻTrust.ʼ

  • Vaios Koliofotis

    Master's thesis: ʻThree Concepts of Altruism: Proximate Patterns and
    Evolutionary Originsʼ

    After graduation: PhD student at Erasmus Institute for Philosophy and Economics, Erasmus University Rotterdam

  • Zoran Pantoulas

    Previous education: BA Economic and Regional Development Panteion University of Political and Social Sciences (Athens, Greece)

  • Philippe Verreault-Julien

    Previous education: BA Philosophy (Université Laval), Certificate Economics (Université Laval)

    Master's thesis: ʻUnderstanding the (Non)Explanatoriness of Economic Modelsʼ

    After graduation: PhD student at Erasmus Institute for Philosophy and Economics, Erasmus University Rotterdam

  • 2012

  • David Bassett

    Previous education: BSc Mathematics and Economics (University of Warwick)

    Master’s thesis: The pluralism of the Complexity Era: Individualism, Institutionalism and Holism in Complexity Economics (September, 2012)

  • Wiljan van den Berge

    Previous education: BSc Economics and Business Economics (EUR), BA Philosophy and Economics (EUR)

    Master’s thesis: Evolutionary foundations of rational choice theory (September, 2012)

    After graduation: Master's in Economics at Tilburg University

  • Hande Erkut

    Previous education: BA in Economics (Bilkent University)

    Master’s thesis: An Investigation on Behavioral Economics (August, 2012)

    After graduation: Postgraduate research student at Centre for Decision Research and Experimental Economics, University of Nottingham

  • Hisashi Oki

    Previous education: BA in Economics (Waseda University)

    Master’s thesis: The Capability Approach and Development Policies (May, 2012)

  • Pedro Jose Llosa

    Previous education: MA in Latin American Literature (UNMSM), BA in Economics (Universidad. del Pacífico)

    Master’s thesis: Can individualised discrimination be better understood from the viewpoint of regocnition theories? A case study of Peruvian society (February, 2012)

    After graduation: Head of the Economics Department at Markham College in Lima, Perú

  • Lara Otonicar

    Previous education: MA Philosophy and Comparative Literature (University of Ljubljana, University College Utrecht)

    Master’s thesis: Ideology between Real and Ideal (August, 2012)

    After graduation: Post-graduate student at MIREES, University of Bologna

  • Johanna Thoma

    Previous education: BA Philosophy, Politics and Economics (University of Oxford)

    Master’s thesis: On the Robustness of Economic Models (June, 2012)

    After graduation: PhD student at University of Toronto

  • Melissa Vergara

    Previous education: BS Economics (Universidad de los Andes), Studies in Arts - Electronic Media (Universidad de los Andes)

    Master’s thesis: A defence of the economics profession after the crisis: a discussion on the use of models in economics (February, 2012)

    After graduation: PhD student at Erasmus Institute for Philosophy and Economics, Erasmus University Rotterdam

  • 2011

  • Rene Lazcano

    Previous education: MA courses in Political Philosophy (UNAM), BA Philosophy (UDLAP)

    Master’s thesis: Deliberating Capabilities: Capabilitarian Discourse Ethics (December, 2011)

    After graduation: PhD student at Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas (CIDE)

  • J.W. Hengstmengel

    Previous education: MSc in Economics and Informatics, programme Computational Economics (EUR), BA in Philosophy of Economics (EUR), BA in Philosophy (EUR)

    Master’s thesis: The Role of Divine Providence in seventeenth-century economic thought (September, 2011)

    After graduation: PhD student at Erasmus Institute for Philosophy and Economics, Erasmus University Rotterdam

  • Deren Olgun

    Previous education: BA Economics (Girton College, Cambridge University)

    Master’s thesis: Economics and Intention (September, 2011)

    After graduation: PhD student at London School of Economics

  • Nick Skiadopoulos

    Previous education: MA in History and Philosophy of Science and Technology (University of Athens), BA in Philology - Ancient Greek, Latin and Byzantine (University of Athens)

    Master’s thesis: Normative Choice and Instrumental Action (September, 2011)

  • Julia Köhn

    Master’s thesis: A philosophical inquiry into the paradigms of modern financial economics (September, 2011)

    After graduation: PhD student at Witten/Herdecke University

  • 2010

  • Marco Sachy

    Previous education: BA Philosophy of Languages (Universitas Studiorum Mediolanensis)

    Master’s thesis: Re-thinking the nature of money for 21st century monetary economics: Complementary currencies for counteracting the systemic shortcomings of modern bank money (December, 2010)

    After graduation: PhD student at University of Leicester

  • Sine Bagatur

    Previous education:  MSc Economics (Middle East Technical University), BSc Economics (Middle East Technical University), Minor program in History of Philosophy

    Master's thesis: Are markets morally free zones? (November, 2010)

    After graduation: PhD student at Erasmus Institute for Philosophy and Economics, Erasmus University Rotterdam

  • François Claveau

    Previous education: MA Economics (McGill University), BA Political Science and Philosophy (Université de Montréal)

    Master’s thesis: Policy Conversation in Economics: A Critical Appraisal of the New Mainstream Approaches (August, 2010)

    After graduation: PhD student at Erasmus Institute for Philosophy and Economics, Erasmus University Rotterdam

  • 2009

  • Anil Divarci

    Previous education: MA Economics (Istanbul Technical University), BA International Relations (Istanbul University)

    Master's thesis: Bounded Rationality and Evolution (October, 2009)

    After graduation: PhD student at Antwerp Centre of Evolutionary Demography, University of Antwerp

  • C. Tyler DesRoches

    Previous education: MA Economics (University of Victoria), B.Comm. Honours Economics, minor in International Development Studies (Saint Mary’s University)

    Master's thesis: The World-view of Ecological Economics: Does Ontology matter for Economic Analysis? (June, 2009)

  • Attilia Ruzzene

    Previous education: BA and MA in International and Diplomatic Sciences (University of Torino), Msc in Economics (University of Torino)

    Master’s thesis: Causal knowledge in case-study research. A contextual analysis (March, 2009)

    After graduation: PhD student at Erasmus Institute for Philosophy and Economics, Erasmus University Rotterdam

  • Mary Robertson

    Previous education: BA Philosophy, Politics and Economics (Oxford)

    Master’s thesis: Rescuing Rhetoric from McCloskey: Why we need a Rhetoric of Economics but McCloskey goes too far

    After graduation: PhD student at School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London

  • Daniel Vargas

    Previous education: BA Economy (Universidad de los Andes), Minor in Political Philosophy (Universidad de los Andes)

    Master’s thesis: Producing Postmodern Economics (June, 2009)

    After graduation: PhD student at Erasmus University Rotterdam and Creative Planner and Strategist at Spotzer Media Group