Positions

Research Areas research areas

Overview

  • Dr. Jim Wible is Professor of Economics in the Department of Economics in Paul College of Business and Economics at the University of New Hampshire. He has served as Interim Dean and Associate Dean and as Department Chair, graduate coordinator, and seminar organizer in the economics department. He has served for many years on Paul College’s Policy and Procedures Committee and the Vice Provost’s Responsible Conduct of Research Committee. He was a founding member of the weekly economics research seminar still meeting in its fourth decade. His research has resulted in 37 refereed articles and book chapters, 9 article-length book reviews, two books, and a co-edited journal issue on research misconduct. His research focuses on the history and philosophy of macroeconomics, money, and mathematical economics. These research interests have resulted in an international reputation on the economics and philosophy of the American pragmatist and 19th century polymath, Charles Sanders Peirce. In 2023, he published The Economics of Scientific Misconduct and another co-authored book, Peirce’s Economics of Science and Science of Economics, is near completion. He has taught courses in macroeconomics, money and banking, law and economics, the philosophy and economics of science, and the economics of sports.
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title
    2023 C.. S. Peirce’s Semiotic and Mathematical Conception of EconomicsRecherches Sémiotiques / Semiotic Inquiry, (RSSI 2023)2023
    2021 WHY ECONOMICS IS AN EVOLUTIONARY, MATHEMATICAL SCIENCE: HOW COULD VEBLEN'S VIEW OF ECONOMICS HAVE BEEN SO DIFFERENT THAN PEIRCE'S?Journal of the History of Economic Thought.  43:350-377. 2021
    2021 The Economics of Trade Liberalization: Charles S. Peirce and the Spanish Treaty of 1884 (Accepted and proofed)European Journal of the History of Economic Thought2021
    2021 Ricardian Inference: Charles S. Peirce, Economics, and Scientific MethodTransactions of the Charles S Peirce Society.  Fall 2020, Vol. 56:521-557. 2021
    2020 C. S. Peirce's theory of abductive expectationsEuropean Journal of the History of Economic Thought.  27:2-44. 2020
    2020 Ricardian Inference: Charles S. Peirce, Economics, and Scientific MethodTransactions of the Charles S Peirce Society.  56:521-557. 2020
    2019 Did C. S. Peirce Have an Economy of Mathematical Research and Computation? (Presentation at Duke University, November 2019) 2019
    2018 Foundations of economic evolution: a treatise on the natural philosophy of economicsJournal of Economic Methodology.  25:105-111. 2018
    2017 Intellectual Path Dependence in Economics: Why Economists Do Not Reject Refitted TheoriesHistory of Economic Ideas.  25:237-247. 2017
    2016 Scientific misconduct and research ethics in economics: an introductionReview of Social Economy.  74:1-6. 2016
    2016 Scientific misconduct and the responsible conduct of research in science and economicsReview of Social Economy.  74:7-32. 2016
    2015 MATHEMATICAL ECONOMICS COMES TO AMERICA: CHARLES S. PEIRCE'S ENGAGEMENT WITH COURNOT'S RECHERCHES SUR LES PRINCIPES MATHEMATIQUES DE LA THEORIE DES RICHESSESJournal of the History of Economic Thought.  37:511-536. 2015
    2014 Peirce's Economic Model in the First Harvard Lecture on PragmatismTransactions of the Charles S Peirce Society.  50:548-580. 2014
    2011 Theoretical Foundations of Law and Economics, by Mark D. WhiteEastern Economic Journal.  37:571-573. 2011
    2011 Sufficient Reason: Volitional Pragmatism and the Meaning of Economic InstitutionsEconomica.  78:391-392. 2011
    2009 Economics, Competition, and Academia: An Intellectual History of Sophism versus VirtueHistory of Economic Ideas.  17:225-228. 2009
    2008 The Economic Mind of Charles Sanders PeirceContemporary Pragmatism.  5:39-67. 2008
    2005 Towards a process conception of rationality in economics and scienceReview of Social Economy.  63:465-481. 2005
    2004 The economics of scientific knowledge: A rational choice neo-institutionalist theory of science.Journal of Economic Literature.  42:224-225. 2004
    2002 Innovative therapies, suspended trials, and the economics of clinical research - Facilitated communication and biomedical casesPhilosophy of the Social Sciences.  32:275-309. 2002
    2001 Economics, science and technology.The Economic Journal.  111:F781-F783. 2001
    1995 Of clouds and clocks and Keynes: conceptions of reality and the growth of knowledge function of moneyReview of Political Economy.  7:294-323. 1995
    1995 THE ECONOMIC-ORGANIZATION OF SCIENCE, THE FIRM, AND THE MARKETPLACEPhilosophy of the Social Sciences.  25:35-68. 1995
    1994 COGNITIVE ECONOMY - THE ECONOMIC DIMENSION OF THE THEORY OF KNOWLEDGE - RESCHER,NHistory of Political Economy.  26:177-180. 1994
    1994 UNFATHOMED KNOWLEDGE, UNMEASURED WEALTH - ON UNIVERSITIES AND THE WEALTH OF NATIONS - BARTLEY,WWHistory of Political Economy.  26:348-350. 1994
    1993 THE INEXACT AND SEPARATE SCIENCE OF ECONOMICS - HAUSMAN,DMSouthern Economic Journal.  60:536-537. 1993
    1993 BELIEFS IN ACTION - ECONOMIC PHILOSOPHY AND SOCIAL-CHANGE - DAFONSECA,EGHistory of Political Economy.  25:391-393. 1993
    1992 Fraud in science: an economic approach.Philosophy of the Social Sciences.  22:5-27. 1992
    1991 ECONOMICS AS DISCOURSE - AN ANALYSIS OF THE LANGUAGE OF ECONOMISTS - SAMUELS,WJSouthern Economic Journal.  58:564-566. 1991
    1991 Maximization, replication, and the economic rationality of positive economic scienceReview of Political Economy.  3:164-186. 1991
    1988 THE ECONOMIC-THOUGHT OF POLANYI,KARL - LIVES AND LIVELIHOOD - STANFIELD,JRSouthern Economic Journal.  55:251-252. 1988
    1988 MACROECONOMIC THOUGHT - A METHODOLOGICAL APPROACH - DOW,SCHistory of Political Economy.  20:150-152. 1988
    1987 CRITICISM AND THE VALIDITY OF THE SPECIAL-CASE INTERPRETATION OF FRIEDMAN ESSAY - REPLYJournal of Economic Issues (JEI).  21:430-440. 1987
    1986 AN ALTERNATIVE TO ECONOMIC RETRENCHMENT - DUGGER,WMSouthern Economic Journal.  52:1214-1215. 1986
    1985 INSTITUTIONAL ECONOMICS, POSITIVE ECONOMICS, PRAGMATISM, AND RECENT PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE - REPLYJournal of Economic Issues (JEI).  19:984-995. 1985
    1985 AN EPISTEMIC CRITIQUE OF RATIONAL-EXPECTATIONS AND THE NEOCLASSICAL MACROECONOMIC RESEARCH-PROGRAMJournal of Post Keynesian Economics.  7:269-281. 1985
    1984 MACROECONOMICS, PRICES, AND QUANTITIES - ESSAYS IN MEMORY OF OKUN,ARTHUR,M. - OKUN,AMJournal of Economic Literature.  22:101-102. 1984
    1984 PROFITS IN ECONOMIC-THEORY - HOWARD,MSouthern Economic Journal.  51:641-642. 1984
    1984 THE INSTRUMENTALISMS OF DEWEY AND FRIEDMANJournal of Economic Issues (JEI).  18:1049-1070. 1984
    1984 TOWARDS A PROCESS CONCEPTION OF RATIONALITY IN ECONOMICS AND SCIENCEReview of Social Economy.  42:89-104. 1984
    1983 THE RATIONAL-EXPECTATIONS TAUTOLOGIESJournal of Post Keynesian Economics.  5:199-207. 1983
    1982 FRIEDMAN POSITIVE ECONOMICS AND PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCESouthern Economic Journal.  49:350-360. 1982

    Article

    Year Title
    2022 Varieties of Mathematical Experience: De Gustibus Non Est Disputandum and the Analytical Preferences of Economists and Scientists [for HES, June 18] 2022
    2016 “Is God a Mathematical Economist?: Some Thoughts on RBC and DSGE Macro Models and General Equilibrium Theory from the Vantage Point of the Peirce Conjecture” 2016
    2016 “The Puzzle of C. S. Peirce’s Pragmatism and Economics: Is it a Scientific Method for Institutionalist or Neoclassical Economics or Something Else?,” 2016
    2016 “C. S. Peirce’s Critique of Political Economy and the Post Centennial Emergence of American Economics, Mathematics, Science, and Philosophy” 2016
    2016 C. S. Peirce’s Theory of Abductive Expectations Compared to Rational, Adaptive, and Keynes’ Expectations 2016
    2015 The Puzzle of C. S. Peirce’s Pragmatism and Economics: Is it a Scientific Method for Institutionalist or Neoclassical Economics or Something Else? 2015
    2014 Economic Dimensions of Research Misconduct and the Responsible Conduct of Research in Science and Economics 2014
    2014 Economic Dimensions of Research Misconduct and the Responsible Conduct of Research in Science and Economics 2014
    2014 Charles S. Peirce on the Science of Economics 2014
    2014 C. S. Peirce’s Theory of Abductive Expectations Compared to Rational, Adaptive, and Keynes’ Expectations 2014
    2014 Charles S. Peirce on the Science of Economics 2014
    2014 Peirce’s Economic Model in The First Harvard Lecture on Pragmatism 2014
    2013 Towards a Process, Complexity Cosmology for Economics and Economic Activity 2013
    2012 Towards a Process, Complexity Cosmology for Economics and Economic Activity 2012
    2011 C. S. Peirce and F. A Hayek on the Abstract Nature of Sensation and Cognition 2011
    2011 C. S. Peirce and F. A. Hayek on the Abstract Nature of Sensation and Cognition 2011
    2010 Economics, Christianity, and Creative Evolution: Peirce, Newcomb, and Ely and the Issues Surrounding the Creation of the American Economic Association in the 1880s 2010
    2010 Economics, Christianity, and Creative Evolution: Peirce, Newcomb, and Ely and the Issues Surrounding the Creation of the American Economic Association in the 1880s 2010
    2009 Economics, Christianity, and Creative Evolution: Peirce, Newcomb, and Ely and the Issues Surrounding the Creation of the American Economic Association in the 1880s 2009
    2008 How is Scientific Knowledge Economically Possible?: Nicholas Rescher’s Contributions to an Economic Understanding of Science 2008
    2007 The Economic Mind of Charles Sanders Peirce 2007
    2007 Further Thoughts on the Economics Major 2007
    2007 Towards a Generalist Field in the Economics Profession 2007
    2006 Peirce, Newcomb, and Colander on the Principles of Economics 2006
    2006 What’s the Least Scientific Idea in the History of Economics?: What History and Methodology Can and Cannot Do with Regard to Economic Science 2006
    2006 Peirce on Economics, Pragmatism, and the Economics of Research 2006
    2005 Peirce’s Persistent Interest in Economics 2005
    "”The Abductive Semiotic Function of Money," first draft for Goldsmith's (College), University of London, October 29, 2022.
    “Varieties of Mathematical Experience:De Gustibus Non Est Disputandum and the Analytical Preferences of Peirce, James, and Economists,”

    Book

    Year Title
    2023 The Economics of Scientific Misconduct: Fraud, Replication Failure, and Research Ethics in Empirical Inquiry 2023

    Chapter

    Year Title
    2023 C. S. Peirce’s Conception of Abduction and Economics 2023
    2011 C. S. PEIRCE AND F. A. HAYEK ON THE ABSTRACT NATURE OF SENSATION AND COGNITIONAdvances in Austrian Economics. 103-142. 2011

    Conference Paper

    Year Title
    2018 Game Theory, Abduction, and the Economy of Research: C. S. Peirce's Conception of Humanity's Most Economic ResourceTransactions of the Charles S Peirce Society. 134-161. 2018
    "”The Abductive Semiotic Function of Money," first draft for Goldsmith's (College), University of London, October 29, 2022.
    "”The Abductive Semiotic Function of Money," first draft for Goldsmith's (College), University of London, October 29, 2022.
    “Varieties of Mathematical Experience:De Gustibus Non Est Disputandum and the Analytical Preferences of Peirce, James, and Economists,” October 2, 2022, Peirce Society online seminar.

    Teaching Activities

  • Economics of Sports Taught course 2023
  • Inter Macroeconomic Analysis Taught course 2023
  • Inter Macroeconomic Analysis Taught course 2022
  • Law and Economics Taught course 2022
  • Economics of Sports Taught course 2022
  • Honors/Prin of Economics Macro Taught course 2022
  • Inter Macroeconomic Analysis Taught course 2021
  • Law and Economics Taught course 2021
  • Economics of Sports Taught course 2021
  • Principles of Economics Macro Taught course 2021
  • Inter Macroeconomic Analysis Taught course 2020
  • Law and Economics Taught course 2020
  • Topics in Thought and Method Taught course 2020
  • Economics of Sports Taught course 2020
  • Independent Study Taught course 2020
  • Inter Macroeconomic Analysis Taught course 2019
  • Law and Economics Taught course 2019
  • Economics of Sports Taught course 2019
  • Honors/Prin of Economics Macro Taught course 2019
  • Doctoral Research Taught course 2018
  • Inter Macroeconomic Analysis Taught course 2018
  • Law and Economics Taught course 2018
  • Topics in Thought and Method Taught course 2018
  • Doctoral Research Taught course 2017
  • Economics of Sports Taught course 2017
  • Independent Study Taught course 2017
  • Topics in Thought and Method Taught course 2016
  • Doctoral Research Taught course 2016
  • Independent Study Taught course 2016
  • Inter Macroeconomic Analysis Taught course 2016
  • Doctoral Research Taught course 2015
  • Top/Economics of Sports Taught course 2015
  • Topics in Economic Thought Taught course 2015
  • Independent Study Taught course 2015
  • Macroeconomics I Taught course 2014
  • Research Skills Taught course 2014
  • Top/Economics of Sports Taught course 2014
  • Education And Training

  • A.B. Economics, Wheaton College
  • Ph.D. Economics, Pennsylvania State University
  • Full Name

  • James Wible