Herbert A. Simon Professor
Department of Philosophy
University of Wisconsin
Background (from his webpage):
Dan Hausman was born in Chicago in
1947 and grew up in the Chicago suburbs. After graduating from Harvard
in 1969, where he studied biochemistry and then English history and
literature, he taught public school in New York City and received
a Master of Arts in Teaching degree from New York University. He then
did a second BA in philosophy at Cambridge University before receiving
his Ph.D. from Columbia in 1978. His dissertation (later published
as Capital, Profits and Prices) addressed questions in philosophy
of science raised by economics, and a large portion of his research
has focused on economic methodology. Partly as a result of editing
the journal Economics and Philosophy (from 1984-1994, jointly with
Michael McPherson), he has also worked on issues concerning ethics
and economics and foundational questions concerning the nature of
rationality. His interest in economic methodology has also led to
a long and continuing research interest concerning the nature of causation.
He is currently involved with questions concerning the relations between
health, welfare, and preferences and concerning the role of preferences
in measuring health and setting policy
webpage for more details.
"Social Scientific Naturalism and Experimentation in Economics".