My research focuses on the history and methodology of microeconomics, with special attention to choice and utility theory, experimental and behavioral economics, and the epistemic foundations of game theory. I am currently writing a book on Measuring Utility: from the Marginal Revolution to Behavioral Economics for Oxford University Press.
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Measuring Utility: from the Marginal Revolution to Behavioral Economics, under contract with Oxford University Press, scheduled for publication in 2015.
From Classical Political Economy to Behavioral Economics, Milano: Egea, 2012.
See Contents and Preface.
SELECTED ARTICLES and BOOK CHAPTERS (full list in the attached CV)
How Economists Came to Accept Expected Utility Theory: The Case of Samuelson and Savage, Journal of Economic Perspectives, 30, 2016: 219-236.
Nash Was a First to Axiomatize Expected Utility, with H. Bleichrodt, C. Li, and P.P. Wakker, Theory and Decision, 81, 2016. 309-312.
Over-the-Counter Markets vs. Double Auctions: A Comparative Experimental Study, with G. Attanasi and S. Centorrino, Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics, 63, 2016: 22-35..
Measurement Theory and Utility Analysis in Suppes’ Early Work, 1951-1958, Journal of Economic Methodology, 23, 2016: 252-267.
Measuring the Economizing Mind in the 1940s and 1950s: the Mosteller-Nogee and Davidson-Suppes-Siegel Experiments to Measure the Utility of Money, History of Political Economy, 48, annual supplement, 2016: 239-269.
Austrian Debates on Utility Measurement, from Menger to Hayek. In Hayek: A Collaborative Biography, Part IV. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015: 137-179.
Introduction: Methodologies of Bounded Rationality, with T. Grüne-Yanoff and C. Marchionni, Journal of Economic
Methodology, 21, 2014: 325-342.
Were Jevons, Menger and Walras Really Cardinalists? On the Notion of Measurement in Utility Theory, Psychology, Mathematics and Other Disciplines, 1870-1910, History of Political Economy, 45, 2013: 373-414.
How Cardinal Utility Entered Economic Analysis, 1909-1944, European Journal of the History of Economic Thought, 20, 2013: 906-939.
Intension, Extension, and the Model of Belief and Knowledge in Economics, Erasmus Journal for Philosophy and Economics, 5, 2012: pp. 1-26.
Becker Random Behavior and the As-If Defense of Rational Choice Theory in Demand Analysis (with P. Tubaro), Journal of Economic Methodology, 18, 2011: 107-128.
Review article of The Foundations of Positive and Normative Economics: A Handbook, ed. A. Caplin and A. Schotter, Oxford University Press, 2008; Economics and Philosophy, 26, 2010: 101-108.
More Economics, Please: We’re Historians of Economics, Journal of the History of Economic Thought, 30, 2008: 85-91.
Early Experiments in Consumer Demand Theory: 1930-1970, History of Political Economy, 39, 2007: 359-401.
History of Consumer Demand Theory 1871-1971: A Neo-Kantian Rational Reconstruction, European Journal of the History of Economic Thought, 14, 2007: 119-156.
W.E. Johnson’s 1913 Paper and the Question of His Knowledge of Pareto, Journal of the History of Economic Thought, 27, 2005: 283-304.