Edward Nik-Khah Profile

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Dr. Edward Nik-Khah

Associate Professor

Department: Business Admin. & Economics
Office: 107 Francis T. West Hall
540-375-4938

nik@roanoke.edu

Courses

Degrees

PhD, University of Notre Dame (Economics)

MA, University of Notre Dame (Economics)

BA, Rockhurst University (Economics, Philosophy, Political Science)

Vita [pdf]

Scholarly Activities

Edward Nik-Khah has taught at Roanoke College since 2005. In addition, he is currently a research fellow at the Whitlam Institute within Western Sydney University.

During the 2011-2012 academic year Nik-Khah was a research fellow at the Center for the History of Political Economy at Duke University. A profile discussing his work at the HOPE Center can be found here.

Research Activities
Nik-Khah's research interests include the history of information in economics, the political economy of market design, neoliberalism studies, economics imperialism, and science and technology studies.

Books

2017. The Knowledge We Have Lost in Information: The History of Information in Modern Economics. (with Philip Mirowski) Oxford University Press. [link]

Recent Publications

2017. “Introduction to the Symposium on the Contributions of Business to Economics” (With Robert Van Horn). History of Political Economy 49(2): 165-176. [link]

2017. “The ‘Marketplace of Ideas’ and the Centrality of Science to Neoliberalism,” pp. 32-42 in the Routledge Handbook of the Political Economy of Science, David Tyfield, Rebecca Lave, Samuel Randalls, and Charles Thorpe, eds. Routledge. [link]

2016. “The Role of the Cowles Commission in the History of Information Economics” (with Philip Mirowski). Studia Metodologiczne 36: 59-85. [link]

2016. "The Ascendancy of Chicago Neoliberalism" (with Robert Van Horn). In The Handbook of Neoliberalism, Simon Springer, Kean Birch, and Julie MacLeavy, eds. Routledge. [link]

2016. "Smoke and Thalidomide." Perspectives, no. 14, Whitlam Institute within Western Sydney University. [link]

2015. "What is 'Freedom' in the Marketplace of Ideas?" In Neoliberalism and the Crisis of Public Institutions, Anna Yeatman, ed., Working Papers in the Human Rights and Public Life Program, Whitlam Institute within Western Sydney University, no. 2, pp. 56-69. [link]

2014.  "Neoliberal Pharmaceutical Science and the Chicago School of Economics." Social Studies of Science, 44(4): 489-517. [link]

2014.  "'Power to the People': A Reply to Healy, Mangin, and Applbaum." Social Studies of Science, 44(4): 524-530. [link]

2013.  “Private Intellectuals and Public Perplexity: The Economics Profession and the Economic Crisis” (with Philip Mirowski). History of Political Economy 45(Supplement), The Economist as Public Intellectual, Tiago Mata and Steven Medema, eds.: 279-311. [link]

2013.  Review of Masters of the Universe: Hayek, Friedman, and the Birth of Neoliberal Politics by Daniel Stedman Jones. EH.net. November. [link]

2013.  "A Discipline in Trouble." (Review of The Making of the Economy: A Phenomenology of Economic Science by Till Düppe) Journal of Economic Methodology, 20(1): 86-91. [link]

2012.  "Inland Empire: Economics Imperialism as an Imperative of Chicago Neoliberalism." (with Robert Van Horn) Journal of Economic Methodology, 19(3): 259-282. [link]

  • Reprinted in: Economics Made Fun: Philosophy of the Pop-Economics, N. Emrah Aydinonat and Jack Vromen, eds. Routledge, 2015. [link]

2011.  "George Stigler, the Graduate School of Business, and the Pillars of the Chicago School," pp. 116-147 in Building Chicago Economics: New Perspectives on the History of America’s Most Powerful Economics Program, Robert Van Horn, Philip Mirowski, and Tom Stapleford, eds. Cambridge University Press. [link]

2011.  “Chicago Neoliberalism and the Genesis of the Milton Friedman Institute (2006-2009),” pp. 368-388 in Building Chicago Economics: New Perspectives on the History of America’s Most Powerful Economics Program, Robert Van Horn, Philip Mirowski, and Tom Stapleford, eds. Cambridge University Press. [link]

2010.  "George J. Stigler,” In The Elgar Companion to the Chicago School of Economics, ed. Ross Emmett, 337-341. Elgar. [link]

2008.  “Command Performance: Exploring what STS Thinks It Takes to Build a Market.” (with Philip Mirowski) In Living in a Material World: Economic Sociology Meets Science and Technology Studies, ed. Trevor Pinch and Richard Swedberg, 89-128. MIT Press. [link]

2008.  “A Tale of Two Auctions.” Journal of Institutional Economics, 4(1): 73-97. [link]

  • Winner of the K William Kapp Prize from the European Association for Evolutionary Political Economy

2007.  “Markets Made Flesh: Performativity, and a Problem in Science Studies, augmented with Consideration of the FCC Auctions.” (with Philip Mirowski) In Do Economists Make Markets? On the Performativity of Economics, ed. Donald MacKenzie, Fabian Muniesa, and Lucia Siu, 190-225. Princeton University Press. [link]

2006.  “What the FCC Auctions Can Tell Us about the Performativity Thesis.” European Economic Sociology Newsletter, 7(2): 15-21. [link]

Selected Honors and Awards

Research Fellow, Whitlam Institute within Western Sydney University, 2016-present

Research Fellow, Center for the History of Political Economy, Duke University, 2011-2012

K. William Kapp Prize, European Association for Evolutionary Political Economy, 2009

Faculty Research Year Award, Roanoke College, 2012-2013, 2015-2016

Roanoke Faculty Scholar Award, Roanoke College, 2008-2011

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