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. "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 to the Japanese Edition." 1994.

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

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

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

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

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. "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. "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