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David Andrews

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Alternate Faculty Assembly Representative

Contact Information

431 Mahar Hall
[email protected]

Office hours

  • Tuesday and Thursday: 1:00PM to 2:00PM and 3:45PM to 4:15PM,
  • and by appointment


BookKeynes and the British Humanist Tradition, Routledge, 2010

Articles and Book Chapters:

“Smith at 300: The Natural Recompense of Labor,” Journal of the History of Economic Thought 45.2 (2023) 204-205.

“The reception of Malthus’s Essay on Population in the United States,” in Malthus Across Nations: The Reception of Thomas Robert Malthus in Europe, America and Japan, edited by G. Faccarello, M. Izumo and H. Morishita, Edward Elgar, 2020, 53-82

 “Error or Absurdity? A non-cognitive approach to commodity fetishism,” European Journal of the History of Economic Thought 25.5 (2018) 738-755. Reprinted in Marx at 200: New Developments on Karl Marx’s Thought and Writings. Edited by G. Faccarello and H.D. Kurz, Routledge, 2020

Keynes and Christian Socialism: Religion and the Economic Problem,” European Journal of the History of Economic Thought 24.4 (2017) 958-977. Reprinted in Political Economy and Religion. Essays in the History of Economic Thought, edited by G. Faccarello, Routledge, 2018, 334-353. Reprinted in abbreviated form as “John Maynard Keynes as theologian” in The Routledge Handbook of Economic Theology, edited by Stefan Schwartzkopf, Routledge, 2020, 358-366

“Adam Smith’s natural prices, the gravitation metaphor, and the purposes of nature,” Economic Thought, 3.1 (2014) 42-55. Reprinted in Spanish translation "Los precios naturales de Adam Smith, la metáfora de la gravitación y los propósitos de la naturaleza". Debate Economico, 3.2.9 (2014) 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:

  • Anna Carabelli, Keynes on Uncertainty and Tragic Happiness: Complexity and Expectations, Palgrave Macmillan 2021 in History of Political Economy 55.2 (2023)
  • Heinz D. Kurz, Economic Thought: A Brief History, Columbia University Press 2016, in the Journal of the History of Economic Thought (2019) 41.1.139-42
  • 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,
  • 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,
  • 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