John B. Davis
Professor of Economics, Marquette University, USA, and Professor of Economics, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands, is the author of Keynes’s Philosophical Development (Cambridge, 1994), The Theory of the Individual in Economics (Routledge, 2003), Individuals and Identity in Economics (Cambridge, 2011), and co-author with Marcel Boumans of Economic Methodology: Understanding Economics as a Science (Palgrave Macmillan, 2010). He is a former editor of the Review of Social Economy, is co-editor with Wade Hands of the Journal of Economic Methodology, and is the editor of the Routledge Advances in Social Economics book series.
D. Wade Hands
Distinguished Professor of Economics at the University of Puget Sound in Washington state and has taught history of economic thought for over thirty years. He has written on a wide range of topics in the history of economic thought and economic methodology. He is co-editor of The Journal of Economic Methodology and the author of Reflection Without Rules: Economic Methodology and Contemporary Science Theory, Cambridge University Press, 2001. His Agreement on Demand: Consumer Choice Theory in the 20th Century, edited with Philip Mirowski, was published in 2006 by Duke University Press and The Elgar Companion to Recent Economic Methodology, edited with John B. Davis, was published in 2011.
Member of the WEA Organizing Committee, holds a PhD in Philosophy from Adam Mickiewicz University (Poznań, Poland). She serves on the editorial boards of the International Journal of Pluralism and Economics Education and Environment, Space, Place, and is co-editor of special issues for Ethics in Progress and International Journal of Sustainable Development. She is a co-author with Judy Brown and Peter Söderbaum of Positional Analysis for Sustainable Development. Reconsidering policy, economics and accounting (Routledge, forthcoming in 2017). She has written on a variety of topics in ethics, environmental thought, normative aspects of economics, and sustainable development.
Maria Alejandra Madi
Chair of WEA Online Conferences, holds an MSc in Philosophy and a PhD in Economics. Her academic career includes a long-term professorship at the State University of Campinas (Brazil) and visiting professorships at the University of Manitoba (Canada) and at the University of Kassel (Germany), in addition to a position as Avocational Lecturer at Steinbes University Berlin. Among other activities in professional organizations, she is Vice-President of the Ordem dos Economistas do Brasil and Counselor of the Conselho Regional de Economia-SP. Currently, she is Chair of the World Economics Association (WEA) Online Conferences Programme and Editor of the WEA Conferences Book Series. She is also Assistant Editor of the International Journal of Pluralism and Economics Education and member of the editorial board of International Journal of Green Economics and Journal of Reviews on Global Economics. Besides having published research papers and book reviews in international journals, she co-edited some of The Green Economics Institute books, including The Greening of Global Finance, The Greening of Latin America and The Greening of Global Banking & Finance. She also co-edited some of the WEA books: The Economics Curriculum: towards a radical reformulation, and Ideas towards a new international financial architecture?. Her latest books include Global Finance and Development and Small Business in Brazil: competitive global challengesa. Her forthcoming books Pluralist Reading in Economics and Introducing a New Economics: Pluralist, Sustainable and Progressive will be published in 2017. She blogs at WEA Pedagogy Blog (weapedagogy.wordpress.com/).