Faculty profile

David Andrews

Professor and Department Chair


431 Mahar

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 Keynes and the British Humanist Tradition, Routledge, February 2010

 Articles and Book Chapter:

Keynes and Christian Socialism: Religion and the Economic Problem,” European Journal of the History of Economic Thought 24.4 (2017) 958-977 

 “Natural price and the long run: Alfred Marshall’s misreading of Adam Smith,” Cambridge Journal of Economics 39.1, (2015) 265-279

 “Adam Smith’s natural prices, the gravitation metaphor, and the purposes of nature,” Economic Thought, 3.1 (2014) 42-55. Reprinted in Spanish translation as “Andrews, David. . (Fall 2014). "Los precios naturales de Adam Smith, la metáfora de la gravitación y los propósitos de la naturaleza". Debate Economico, Vol 3 (2) No. 9, 130-153.

 “The Background to Hawtrey’s Ethics,” History of Political Economy, 42:2 (2010) 297-322

 “Commodity Fetishism as a Form of Life,” in G. Kitching and N. Pleasants, eds., Wittgenstein and Marxism (Routledge, 2002)78-94

 “Keynes, Ricardo, and the Classical Theory of Interest,” European Journal of the History of Economic Thought 7:2 (2000) 228-244

 "Continuity and Change in Keynes's Thought: The Importance of Hume," European Journal of the History of Economic Thought 6:1 (1999) 1-21

"Sraffa on the Present Position of Economics," Review of Political Economy 9:1 (1997) 19-36

"Nothing is Hidden:  A Wittgensteinian Interpretation of Sraffa," Cambridge Journal of Economics 20:6 (1996) 763-777

"Consumers' Preferences, Subsistence, and the Real Wage," Journal of Income Distribution 2:1 (1992) 40-58

Book Reviews:

         Ajit Sinha, A Revolution in Economic Theory: The Economics of Piero Sraffa, Palgrave Macmillan 2016 in History of Economic Ideas Vol. XXV no. 2 pp. 219-221

         Mike Hill and Warren Montag, The Other Adam Smith: Popular Contention, Commercial Society and the Birth of Necro-economics, Stanford University Press 2014, in History of Economic Ideas, Vol. XXIII, 2015/2.

         Carlo Cristiano, The Political and Economic Thought of the Young Keynes: Liberalism, Markets and Empire, Routledge 2014, in History of Economics Review, No. 62, Summer 2015, pp. 106-108

         Tiziano Raffaelli, Giacomo Becattini, and Marco Dardi, eds., The Elgar Companion to Alfred Marshall, Edward Elgar, 2006 for EH.NET, posted September 28, 2007, http://eh.net/bookreviews/library/1261

          Margaret Schabas, The Natural Origins of Economics, University of Chicago Press, 2006, for the Victorian Review, 33:2 (2007)

          Gianni Viaggi and Peter Groenewegen,A Concise History of Economic Thought: From Mercantilism to Monetarism, Palgrave Macmillan, 2006 for EH.NET, posted January 9, 2006, http://eh.net/bookreviews/library/1031.shtml

          Heinz Kurz and Neri Salvadori, eds., The Legacy of Piero Sraffa, Edward Elgar, 2003 in the Journal of the History of Economic Thought, 28:2 (June 2006) 259-261

          Stanley Bober, Alternative Principles of Economics, M.E. Sharpe, 2001, in the Eastern Economic Journal 28:4 (2002) 557-559

          “Three Recent Books on Sraffa,” Research in the History of Economic Thought and Methodology 20 (2002) 195-202

           William K. Tabb, Reconstructing Political Economy: The great divide in economic thought (London and New York, Routledge, 1999) Review of Radical Political Economics 34:2 (Spring, 2002) 223-226

            Robert H. Frank, Luxury Fever: Why Money Fails to Satisfy in an Era of Excess (New York: The Free Press, 1999) Eastern Economic Journal 26:4 (2000) 491-493

            Julie A. Nelson, Feminism, Objectivity, and Economics (New York: Routledge, 1996) Review of Radical Political Economics 31:1 (1999) 132-135.

            Ingo Pellengahr, The Austrian Subjectivist Theory of Interest: An Investigation into the History of Thought (Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang, 1996) Review of Political Economy 9:4 (1997) 252-255

            Alessandra Marzola and Francesco Silva, Editors, John Maynard Keynes:  Language and Method (Brookfield, Vt.: Edward Elgar, 1994) Review of Political Economy 9:2 (1997) 247-251

            John Coates, The Claims of Common Sense:  Moore, Wittgenstein, Keynes and Social Science (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1996) Review of Social Economy 55:4 (1997) 105-108

            "Wood's Introduction to Sraffa," Research in the History of Economic Thought and Methodology 13 (1995) 229-34

            John B. Davis, Keynes's Philosophical Development (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1994) Review of Radical Political Economics 28:4 (1996) 157-160




Ph.D., University of Michigan 
MA, University of Denver
BA, Swarthmore College