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Guy Oakes, PhD


PhD, Cornell University

AB, University of Chicago

Office: Bey Hall , Room 253

Phone: 732-571-3644


CV URL: Guy Oakes CV

Regularly Taught Courses:

Ethics, Law, and Social Responsibility BM 515


Dr. Guy Oakes does research in the history and philosophy of the social sciences and the sociology of ethics. His articles have appeared in a variety of scholarly journals in philosophy and the social sciences, and he has published books with several university presses, including Cambridge University Press, The MIT Press, Oxford University Press, University of Illinois Press, and Yale University Press.

His most recent book (with Nahid Aslanbeigui) is The Provocative Joan Robinson: The Making of a Cambridge Economist, 1930-38 (Durham: Duke University Press, 2009), which received the Joseph J. Spengler Best Book of 2010 award from the History of Economics Society.

Selected Works:


The Provocative Joan Robinson: The Making of a Cambridge Economist, 1930-1938 (with Nahid Aslanbeigui) (Durham: Duke University Press, 2009).

Scholarly Articles:

“Richard Kahn’s Fellowship Dissertation: The Fate of ‘The Economics of the Short Period’” (with Nahid Aslanbeigui), European Journal of the History of Economic Thought, 2011 18:381-405.

“Mr. Big,” Contemporary Sociology, 2011 40:549-52 [review essay].

“Keynes, Pigou, and the Rhetorical Strategy of The General Theory (with Nahid Aslanbeigui), pp. 41-52 in Kay Waechter (ed.), Grenzüberschreitende Diskurse, 2010, Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz.

“Assessing Microcredit in Bangladesh: A Critique of the Concept of Empowerment” (with Nahid Aslanbeigui and Nancy Uddin), Review of Political Economy, 2010 22:181-204.

"The Editor as Scientific Revolutionary: Keynes, The Economic Journal, and the Pigou Affair, 1936-1938" (with Nahid Aslanbeigui), Journal of the History of Economic Thought 29 (2007):15-48.