E. Roy Weintraub

Professor Emeritus of Economics

External Address: 
07D Social Sciences, Durham, NC 27708
Internal Office Address: 
Box 90097, Durham, NC 27708-0097
(919) 660-1838


Professor Weintraub's current research interests include, and his current projects involve, issues in the historiography of economics particularly the role of biography, autobiography, and letters, and the history of the interconnection between mathematics and economics in the 20th century.

Education & Training

  • Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania 1969

  • M.S., University of Pennsylvania 1967

  • B.A., Swarthmore College 1964

Weintraub, ER. Conflict and Cooperation in Economics. Macmillian Studies in Economics, 1975.

Weintraub, ER. General Equilibrium Theory. Macmillan Studies in Economics, 1974.


Weintraub, ER. "First, Kill the Economists." Science 320 (April 18, 2008): 318-319.

Weintraub, ER. "By Force of Thought: Irregular Memoirs of an Intellectual Journey." HISTORY OF POLITICAL ECONOMY 40.4 (2008): 718-719. Full Text

Weintraub, ER. "Making Chicago price theory: Friedman-Stigler correspondence, 1945-1957." HISTORY OF POLITICAL ECONOMY 40.1 (2008): 208-209. Full Text

Weintraub, ER. "Review of "History, Historians, and Autobiography" by Jeremy Popkin." History of Political Economy 38.4 (2006): 778-780.

Weintraub, ER. "Statistics on the table: The history of statistical concepts and methods." JOURNAL OF ECONOMIC HISTORY 63.2 (June 2003): 616-617.

Weintraub, ER. "Review of "A Brief History of Economic Genius" by Paul Strathern." Journal of Economic Literature 41.1 (March 2003): 210-211.

Weintraub, ER. "Dilemmas in economic theory: Persisting foundational problems of microeconomics." HISTORY OF POLITICAL ECONOMY 34.1 (2002): 289-290. Full Text

Weintraub, ER. "Review of "Reflection Without Rules" by D. Wade Hands." Journal of the History of Economic Thought 24.2 (2002): 510-513.


Weintraub, ER. "From Rigor to Axiomatics: The Marginalization of Griffith C. Evans." On The Transformation of American Economics, From Interwar Pluralism to Postwar Neoclassicism. Ed. MS Morgan and M Rutherfod. Duke University Press, 1998. 227-259. (Chapter)

Weintraub, ER. "Contextualizing Equilibrium Theory." Research in the History of Economic Thought and Methodology. Ed. WJ Samuels and J Biddle. Greenwich: JAI Press, 1994. 124-129. (Chapter)

Weintraub, ER. "After Mirowski, What?." Rethinking the History of Economic Thought. Ed. N DeMarchi. Durham: Duke University Press, 1994. (Chapter)

Weintraub, ER. "Preface (paperback edition)." General Equilibrium Analysis: Studies in Appraisal. Ann Arbor: Univesity of Michigan Press, 1993. (Foreword)

Weintraub, ER. "Introduction." Toward a History of Game Theory. Ed. ER Weintraub. Durham and London: Duke University Press, 1992. 3-12. (Introduction)

Weintraub, ER. "Commentary." Post-Popperian Methodology of Economics. Ed. N DeMarchi. Boston: Kluwer Academic, 1992. 355-374. (Chapter)

Weintraub, ER. "Neoclassical." The Fortune Encyclopedia of Economics. Ed. DR Henderson. New York: Warner Books, 1992. (Chapter)

Weintraub, ER. "From Dynamics to Stability." Appraising Economic Theories: Studies in the Methodology of Scientific Research Programmes. Ed. M Blaug and N DeMarchi. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Co., 1991. 273-291. (Chapter)

Weintraub, ER. "Comment on Heilbroner." Economics As Discourse. Ed. W Samuels. Boston: Kluwer, 1990. 117-128. (Chapter)


Duppe, T, and Weintraub, ER. "Siting the New Economic Science: The Cowles Commission's Activity Analysis Conference of June 1949." Economic Research Initiatives at Duke (ERID) (May 1, 2013). (Working Paper) Open Access Copy

Weintraub, ER. "Keynesian Historiography and the Anti-Semitism Question." HISTORY OF POLITICAL ECONOMY 44.1 (2012): 41-67. Full Text

Weintraub, ER. "Retrospectives: Lionel W. McKenzie and the proof of the existence of a competitive equilibrium." Journal of Economic Perspectives 25.2 (2011): 199-215. Full Text

Giraud, Y, and Weintraub, ER. "Tilting at imaginary windmills: a comment on Tyfield." Erasmus Journal for Philosophy and Economics 2.1 (September 13, 2009): 52-52. Full Text

Goodwin, C, Hoover, KD, Weintraub, ER, and Caldwell, B. "John Maynard Keynes of Bloomsbury: Four Short Talks." Economic Research Initiatives at Duke (ERID) Research Paper 23 (February 24, 2009).

Weintraub, ER, and Giraud, Y. "Tilting at Imaginary Windmills." Erasmus Journal for Philosophy and Economics 2.1 (2009): 52-59. (Academic Article)

Weintraub, ER. "Economic science wars." Journal of the History of Economic Thought 29.3 (2007): 267-282. Full Text

Weintraub, ER. "Untitled." ECON JOURNAL WATCH 3.1 (January 2006): 206-209.

Weintraub, ER. "Filing Formal Objections: A Polemic." (May 2005).