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

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

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

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


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)

Weintraub, ER. "Jack Blackburn: A Reminiscence." Duke Economics Journal (March 2003). (Academic Article)

Marchi, ND, and Weintraub, ER. "Visualizing the gains from trade, mid-1870s to 1962." European Journal of the History of Economic Thought 10.4 (2003): 551-572. Full Text

Weintraub, ER. "Prejudice and the history of economics: A minisymposium." History of Political Economy 35.4 (2003): 685-686.

Weintraub, ER. "Reconstructing the past: A response to four readers." Journal of Post Keynesian Economics 25.4 (2003): 591-598.

Gayer, T, and Weintraub, ER. ""Equilibrium Proofmaking"." Journal of History of Economic Thought 23.4 (December 2001): 421-442.

Weintraub, ER. ""Making Economic Knowledge: Reflections on Golinski's Constructivist History of Science"." Journal of the History of Economic Thought 23.2 (June 2001): 277-283. (Academic Article)

Gayer, T, and Weintraub, ER. "Negotiating at the boundary: Patinkin vs. Phipps." HISTORY OF POLITICAL ECONOMY 32.3 (2000): 441-471. Full Text

Weintraub, ER. "Martin Bronfenbrenner as a Departmental Colleague." The American Journal of Economics and Sociology (July 1999): 511-512.