Peter Spiegler

Portrait of Peter Spiegler
Assistant Professor
204 Crotty Hall



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.