CURRICULUM VITAE


 


Current position

  • 09.2012-31.08.2017. Academy Research Fellow
        Project title: ‘Unification and progress in the social sciences. A contextual approach.’

Previous employment

  • 09.2011-31.08.2012. University Researcher, Academy of Finland project “Models and Simulations in and across the Social Sciences.”
  • 01.2009-31.08.2011. University Researcher, Academy of Finland project “Trends and Tensions in Intellectual Integration.”
  • 01.2006-31.12.2008. Post-doctoral researcher, Department of Philosophy, Erasmus University of Rotterdam.
  • 10.2005-31.12.2005. Scientific Researcher, Department of Philosophy, Erasmus University of Rotterdam.
  • 2001-09.2005. Doctoral student, Erasmus Institute for Philosophy and Economics, Erasmus University of Rotterdam.

Other positions

  • 9.2015–. Docent in Social and Moral Philosophy, University of Helsinki
  • 01.2012 –. Research Affiliate, Academy of Finland Centre of Excellence in the Philosophy of the Social Sciences, University of Helsinki.
  • 01.2007 – 31.01.2009. Managing Director, Erasmus Institute for Philosophy and Economics, Erasmus University of Rotterdam.
  • 2006 – 2011. Research Associate, Trends and Tensions in Intellectual Integration (TINT), Department of Social and Moral Philosophy, University of Helsinki.

Education

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Erasmus Institute for Economics and Philosophy, Rotterdam, the Netherlands, 11.11.2005.
  • Master of Philosophy, Erasmus Institute for Economics and Philosophy, Rotterdam, the Netherlands, 26.6.2001.
  • BA & MA in Political Science (branch Political Economy), University of Padua, Italy 24.3.2000 (With distinction).

Research grants and scholarships
  • Academy Research Fellowship, “Unification and progress in the social sciences. A contextual approach.” Academy of Finland, 1.09.2012-31.08.2017 (PI)
  • Academy of Finland, “Models and Simulations in and across the social sciences” 1.09.2011-31-08.2014 (co-applicant)
  • Academy of Finland “Centre of Excellence in the Philosophy of the Social Sciences” 2012-2017 (co-applicant)
  • Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) fellowship. Project title: ‘Trends toward unity in economics’, Erasmus University of Rotterdam, January 2006-December 2009 (PI)
  • Researcher’s grant, Academy of Finland, “Economics Imperialism”, January 2004 – October 2004.
  • PhD fellowship, Erasmus Institute for Philosophy and Economics (EIPE) January 2002-December 2003.
  • Eugenio Benedetti Fellowship for Post-graduate studies, Faculty of Political Sciences, University of Padua, June 2000-December 2001.

International activity

  • Centre for Philosophy of Natural and Social Sciences (CPNSS), London School of Economics, Spring 2014.
  • Faculty of Philosophy, Erasmus University Rotterdam, March 2010.
  • Faculty of Political Science, University of Padua, Lecturer, Spring 2008.
  • TINT, Social and Moral Philosophy, University of Helsinki, June 2007.
  • Department of Economics, University of Padua, September 2006.


Professional services


Associate Editor

  • Journal of Economic Methodology

Editorial Board Member: 

    • Erasmus Journal for Philosophy and Economics.
    • Journal of Economic Methodology.
    • The Reasoner.

Executive Board:

    • International Network for Economic Method (elected until 2016)

Advisory Board

    • Handbook of Philosophy of Social Science, edited by J. Jarvie and J. Zamora Bonilla, Sage Publications.

Panel member: 

    • The Mark Blaug Prize in Philosophy and Economics, 2012 & 2013.

Program Committees

    • MuST 9, Munich 2016.
    • European Conference in Analytic Philosophy, Bucharest 2014
    • Models and Simulations 5, University of Helsinki 2012
    •  International Network for Economic Method, Erasmus University of Rotterdam 2013
    • International Network for Economic Method, University of Helsinki 2011
    •  International Network for Economic Method, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 2010
    • Neuroeconomics: hype or hope? Erasmus University of Rotterdam 2008
    • What if? So what! Interdisciplinary approaches to counterfactual reasoning, Erasmus University of Rotterdam 2007.


Refereeing

Journals: Philosophy of Science, British Journal for the Philosophy of Science, Erasmus Journal for Philosophy and Economics, Erkenntnis, European Journal for the Philosophy of Science, International Studies in the Philosophy of Science, Journal of Economic Methodology, Philosophy of Social Science, Studies in History and Philosophy of Science A, Synthese.

Book publishers: Palgrave Mc-Millan, Routledge, Springer.

Funding bodies: Research Foundations Flanders (FWO).

Organizational experience

  • Philosophy of Science research seminar, TINT, University of Helsinki, (Jan 2014 -.)
  • ENPOSS 2016, University of Helsinki
  • Models and Simulations 5, University of Helsinki (June 2012)
  • International Network for Economic Method, University of Helsinki (September 2011)
  • Neuroeconomics: Hype or Hope? Erasmus University of Rotterdam (November 2008)
  • What if? So what! Interdisciplinary approaches to counterfactual reasoning, Erasmus University of Rotterdam (Dec 2007)
  • Realism and Economic Geography, Erasmus University Rotterdam (July 2003).

Teaching

  • Philosophy of Social Science, Undergraduate course, Department of Political and Economic Studies, Spring 2015, 2014 (with S. Pöyhönen), 2013 (with R. Hakli), 2012 (with A. Lehtinen)
  • The Methodology of the Social Sciences, Graduate course, Faculty of Social Science, Spring 2014 (with M. Nagatsu)
  • Current Issues in Philosophy of the Social Sciences, Graduate course, Faculty of Social Science, Fall 2011, Fall 2012 (with A. Lehtinen)
  • Academic Writing Workshop, Graduate course, Department of Political and Economic Studies, University of Helsinki, Spring 2010
  • Academic Writing Workshop, PhD students, Florence, 4 June 2010, organized by STOREP
  • Academic Writing Course, Graduate course, Erasmus University of Rotterdam, Fall and Spring 2008, Fall and Spring 2009; Fall and Spring 2007
  • Regional Economics, Undergraduate course, Faculty of Political Sciences, University of Padua, Spring 2008
  • Unity and Disunity: Scientific and Metaphysical, Graduate course, Erasmus University of Rotterdam, Fall 2007 and Spring 2007 (with F. Muller)
  • Ethics and Economics: Development as Freedom, Graduate course, Erasmus University of Rotterdam, Spring 2006
  • Ethics and Economics: Morality in a Darwinian Universe, Undergraduate course, Erasmus University of Rotterdam, Spring 2006
  • Unity and Disunity: Scientific and Metaphysical, graduate course, Erasmus University of Rotterdam (as TA), Spring 2005
  • Value, Culture and Economy, Erasmus University of Rotterdam, (as TA), Fall and Spring 2003

Master thesis supervision

  • Attilia Ruzzene ‘Causal knowledge in case-study research. A contextual analysis’ (Defended in March 2009; With distinction)

Pedagogical training

  • University Pedagogy Course “Assessment of Learning” (5 credits), Faculty of Behavioural Sciences, University of Helsinki
  • University Pedagogy Course “Academic Supervision” (5 credits), Faculty of Behavioural Sciences, University of Helsinki,
  • University Pedagogy Course “Development of Teaching and Practical Training” (5 credits), Faculty of Behavioural Sciences, University of Helsinki