E. Roy Weintraub

Professor Emeritus of Economics

External Address: 
07D Social Sciences, Durham, NC 27708
Internal Office Address: 
Box 90097, Durham, NC 27708-0097
Phone: 
(919) 660-1838
Email: 

Professor Weintraub's current research interests include, and his current projects involve, issues in the historiography of economics particularly the role of biography, autobiography, and letters, and the history of the interconnection between mathematics and economics in the 20th century.

Education

  • Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania 1969
  • M.S., University of Pennsylvania 1967
  • B.A., Swarthmore College 1964

Weintraub, ER. MIT and the Transformation of American Economics. Durham: Duke University Press, December 2014.

Weintraub, ER. How Economics Became a Mathematical Science. Duke University Press, May 28, 2002.

Weintraub, ER. Toward a History of Game Theory. Duke University Press, 1992.

Weintraub, ER. Stabilizing Dynamics: Constructing Economic Knowledge. Cambridge University Press, 1991.

Weintraub, ER. General Equilibrium Analysis: Studies in Appraisal. Cambridge University Press, 1985.

Weintraub, ER. Mathematics for Economists An Integrated Approach. Cambridge University Press, 1982.

Weintraub, ER. Microfoundations The Compatibility of Microeconomics and Macroeconomics. Cambridge University Press, February 28, 1979.

Pages

Weintraub, ER. "Fortune Tellers: The Story of America's First Economic Forecasters." Journal of American History 101, no. 3 (December 1, 2014): 969-970. Full Text

Weintraub, ER. "The Microfoundations Delusion: Metaphor and Dogma in the History of Macroeconomics." HISTORY OF POLITICAL ECONOMY 46, no. 2 (2014): 352-356.

Weintraub, ER. "Review of Duarte and Lima's "Microfoundations Reconsidered" and King's "The Microfoundations Delusion"." History of Political Economy 46, no. 2 (2014): 352-356.

Weintraub, ER. "Microfoundations Reconsidered: The Relationship of Micro and Macroeconomics in Historical Perspective." HISTORY OF POLITICAL ECONOMY 46, no. 2 (2014): 352-356.

Weintraub, ER. "Review of "The Dissemination of Economic Ideas" by Kurz et. al (eds)." History of Political Economy 45, no. 3 (2013): 563-565.

Weintraub, ER. "Review of Roads to Wisdom: Conversations with Ten Nobel Laureates in Economics by Karen Ilse Horn." History of Political Economy 44, no. 2 (2012): 383-384.

Weintraub, ER. "Review of Discovery -- A Memoir, by Vernon L. Smith." Constitutional Political Economy 21 (2010): 97-99.

Pages

Weintraub, ER. "MIT's Openness to Jewish Economists." 45-59. January 1, 2014. Full Text

Weintraub, ER. "Interview with E. Roy Weintraub." In The Art and Practice of Economics Research: Lessons from Leading Minds,edited by S Bowmaker. 2012. (Chapter)

Weintraub, ER. "Microfoundations." In International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences,edited by WA Darity. Macmillian Reference USA, 2008. (Chapter)

Weintraub, ER. "Economists Talking with Economists: An Historian's Perspective." In Inside the Economist's Mind: The History of Modern Economic Thought as Explained by Those Who Produced It,edited by W Barnett and P Samuelson. Blackwell, 2007. (Chapter)

Weintraub, ER. "A Personal Afterword." In Economists' Lives: Biography and Autobiography in the History of Economics,edited by ER Weintraub and EL Forget, 367-370. Durham and London: Duke University Press, 2007. (Afterword)

Weintraub, ER. ""Axiomatization, "Formalism" and "General Equilibrium"." In Enciclopedia Filosofica, Fondazione centro studi filosofici di gallarate: Padova, Italy,edited by S Cremaschi. Milano, Italy: Edizioni Bompiani, 2006. (Chapter)

Greenwald, AS. "Introduction." 1-1. June 2005. Full Text

Weintraub, ER. "Will Economics Ever have a Past Again?." In The Future of the History of Economics,edited by ER Weintraub, 1-14. Durham: Duke University Press, 2002. (Chapter)

Weintraub, ER. "Measurement, and Changing Images of Mathematical Knowledge." In The Age of Economic Measurement,edited by JL Klein and MS Morgan, 303-312. Duke University Press, 2001. (Chapter)

Pages

Weintraub, ER. "Game Theory and Cold War Rationality: A Review Essay." Journal of Economic Literature 55, no. 1 (March 2017): 148-161. Full Text Open Access Copy

Weintraub, ER. "Paul Samuelson's Historiography: More Wag Than Whig." History of Political Economy 48, no. 2 (June 2016): 349-363. (Working Paper) Full Text Open Access Copy

Weintraub, ER. "McCarthyism and the Mathematization of Economics." Economic Research Initiatives at Duke (ERID) Working Paper, no. 209 (February 18, 2016). Open Access Copy

Weintraub, ER. "McCarthyism and the Mathematization of Economics." (February 18, 2016).

Duppe, T, and Weintraub, ER. "Losing Equilibrium: On the Existence of Abraham Wald's Fixed-Point Proof of 1935." Economic Research Initiatives at Duke (ERID) Working Paper, no. 191 (July 27, 2015). (Working Paper) Open Access Copy

Duppe, T, and Weintraub, ER. "Losing Equilibrium." The Center for the History of Political Economy Working Paper, no. 2015 (May 27, 2015).

Weintraub, ER. "Sidney Weintraub and American post Keynesianism: 1938-1970." Journal of Post Keynesian Economics 37, no. 1 (October 1, 2014): 31-42. Full Text

Düppe, T, and Weintraub, ER. "Siting the New Economic Science: The Cowles Commission's Activity Analysis Conference of June 1949." Science in Context 27, no. 03 (September 2014): 453-483. Full Text

Weintraub, ER. "Sidney Weintraub and American Post Keynesianism: 1938-1970." Economic Research Initiatives at Duke (ERID) Working Paper, no. 172 (July 21, 2014). (Working Paper) Open Access Copy

Weintraub, ER. "MIT’s Openness to Jewish Economists." Economic Research Initiatives at Duke (ERID) (June 26, 2013). (Working Paper) Open Access Copy

Pages

Weintraub, ER. "This Little Piggy Went to Paris." Pig Tales: the monthly publication of the North Carolina Barbeque Society (April 2010): 2-3. (Essay)

Weintraub, ER. "Translation of Chapter 6 of Stabilizing Dynamics (1991)." Edited by M Aladar. Kozgazasagtani Eszmetotrenet (2002). (Essay)

Weintraub, ER. "EconSoc Editorial: "We Need a Sociology of Mathematical Economics." Economics and Sociology Mail-List (February 2001). (Editorial Comment)

Weintraub, ER. "After Dinner Remarks Addressed to the History of Economic Thought Society of Australia." History of Economics Review 30 (1999): 181-183. (Scholarly Commentary)

Weintraub, ER. "What Defines a Legitimate Contribution to the Subdiscipline "History of Economics"?." History of Economics Society Mail List (1996). (Essay)

Summer Institute on the History of Political Economy awarded by National Endowment for the Humanities (Faculty Member). 2015 to 2016

Teaching the History of Political Economy awarded by National Endowment for the Humanities (Faculty Member). 2012 to 2013

Teaching the History of Political Economy awarded by National Endowment for the Humanities (Faculty Member). 2009 to 2010