Peter Spiegler

Portrait of Peter Spiegler
Assistant Professor
204 Crotty Hall
545-1338

Education: 

Ph.D., Harvard University, Economics, 2005
M.P.P. John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, 1998
A.B., Princeton University, Economics, 1992

Professional Experience: 

Assistant Professor of Economics, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 2014-present
Assistant Professor of Economics, University of Massachusetts, Boston, 2007-2014
Lecturer on Economics, Harvard University, 2005-2006

Research Interests: 

Philosophy of Economics
History of Economic Thought
Qualitative Research Methods

Selected Publications: 

Behind the Model: A constructive critique of economic modeling, Cambridge University Press, October 2015.

"Unpacking the Multiplier: Making sense of recent assessments of fiscal stimulus policy" (with Stephen Marglin), Social Research, volume 80, no. 3, pp. 819-854, Fall 2013.

"Methodenstreit 2013?: Historical perspective on the current debate over economic methodology" (with William Milberg), Forum for Social Economics, 42(4), pp. 311-345, November 2013.

"The Unbearable Lightness of the 'Economics-Made-Fun' Genre", Journal of Economic Methodology, 19(3), pp. 283-301, September 2012.

"The Taming of Institutions in Economics: The rise and methodology of the New, New Institutionalism" (with William Milberg), Journal of Institutional Economics, 5(3), pp. 289-313, December 2009.

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