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. "Review of "On the Methodology of Economics and the Formalist Revolution" by Terence Hutchison." History of Economics Review 33 (2001): 128-139.

Weintraub, ER. "Review of "A Beautiful Mind" by Sylvia Nasar." Journal of the History of Economic Thought 21.2 (June 1999): 209-212.

Weintraub, ER. "The general theory, a 'second edition'." ECONOMIC RECORD 74.226 (September 1998): 322-324.

Weintraub, ER. "The correspondence of Alfred Marshall, economist - Whitaker,JK." JOURNAL OF ECONOMIC LITERATURE 35.4 (December 1997): 2042-2045.

Weintraub, ER. "The role of economic theory - Klein,PA." JOURNAL OF ECONOMIC LITERATURE 34.2 (June 1996): 756-757.

Weintraub, ER. "Review of Trust in Numbers by Theodore Porter, The American Scientist." The American Scientist (1996): 391-393.

Weintraub, ER. "Review of Knowledge and Persuasion in Economics by Donald N. McCloskey." Economics and Philosophy (1995).


Weintraub, ER. "Review of `Chaos in the Classroom." Social Science Computer Review 9.1 (1991): 170-171.


Weintraub, ER. "Martin Bronfenbrenner." The New Palgrave: A Dictionary of Economics. Ed. J Eatwell, P Newman, and M Milgate. London: Macmillian Press, Ltd., 1989. 279-. (Chapter)

Weintraub, ER. "The Brittleness of the Orange Equilibrium." The Consequences of Economic Rhetoric. Ed. A Klamer, D McCloskey, and R Solow. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1987. 146-162. (Chapter)

Weintraub, ER. "Game Theory and Optimization Models." Modern Economic Thought. Ed. S Weintraub. Philadelphia: Univesity of Philadelphia Press, 1976. 125-136. (Chapter)

Weintraub, ER. "General Equilibrium Theory." Modern Economic Thought. Ed. S Weintraub. Philadelphia: Univesity of Philadelphia Press, 1976. 107-124. (Chapter)


Weintraub, ER. "Misusing history: A minisymposium." History of Political Economy 37.2 (2005): 177-178. Full Text Open Access Copy

Weintraub, ER. "2004 Hes presidential address: Autobiographical memory and the historiography of economics." Journal of the History of Economic Thought 27.1 (2005): 1-11. Full Text

Weintraub, ER. "On Lawson on Equilibrium." Journal of Post Keynesian Economics 27.3 (2005): 443-452. (Academic Article)

Weintraub, ER. "Citation Studies and the History of Economics." EconJournalWatch 2.3 (2005). (Academic Article)

Weintraub, ER. "Roy F. Harrod and the interwar years." History of Political Economy 37.1 (2005): 133-155. Full Text Open Access Copy

Weintraub, ER. "Mirowski's Machine dreams: An appreciation." JOURNAL OF ECONOMIC BEHAVIOR & ORGANIZATION 53.3 (March 2004): 419-423. Full Text

Weintraub, ER. "Alternative Pasts: A Response to Musu and Donzelli." Rivista di Storia Economica 2004.1 (2004): 107-122. (Academic Article)

Weintraub, ER. "Making up history: A comment on Pratten." Economic Affairs 24.3 (2004): 46-49. Full Text Open Access Copy

Marchi, ND, Goodwin, C, and Weintraub, ER. "History of economics for the nonhistorian: A collection of papers." History of Political Economy 36.4 (2004): 587-588.

Weintraub, ER. "Introduction to Prejudice and the History of Economics: A Minisymposium." History of Political Economy 35.4 (December 2003): 707-708. (Academic Article)