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Dr. Erwin Dekker 

Assistant Professor Cultural Economics


Biographical Note

Erwin Dekker is assistant professor in cultural economics at the Erasmus University in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. He has recently completed his Ph.D thesis ‘The Viennese students of Civilization: Humility, Culture and Economics in Interwar Vienna and Beyond’. He has also published in the field of cultural economics, economic methodology and intellectual history, and he is currently working on valuation regimes. Previously he has worked as lecturer at the European Studies department at the University of Amsterdam, where he specialized in political economy.

He holds a MSc degree from the London School of Economics in the 'Philosophy of the Social Sciences' and a bachelor degree in both 'Economics' and 'Political Science' from the University of Amsterdam. Occasionally he is involved in giving policy advice to the cultural sector. His research interests include cultural economics, the history of economics and the social processes of science.



Dekker, Erwin. 2014. “The Viennese Students of Civilization: Humility, Culture and Economics in Interwar Vienna and Beyond”. Erasmus University Rotterdam.

Dekker, Erwin, and Zuzanna Popik. 2014. “By Unanimous Decision? A Second Look at Consensus in the Film Industry.” Creativity Research Journal 26 (1).

Klamer, Arjo, and Erwin Dekker. 2014. “About Doing the Right Thing as an Academic Economist.” In Oxford Handbook on Professional Economic Ethics, edited by George F DeMartino. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Klamer, Arjo, Erwin Dekker, and Sander Geenen. 2013. “Nederland Als Corporatistische Samenleving: Tijd Voor Een Herwaardering?” In Arbeidsverhoudingen Onder Druk, edited by Paul T de Beer, 59–82. Den Haag: Sdu Uitgevers.

Dekker, Erwin, and Paul Teule. 2012. “Economics Made Fun , and Made Fun of: How ‘Fun’ Redefines the Domain and Identity of the Economics Profession.” Journal of Economic Methodology 19 (4): 427–437.

Dekker, Erwin. 2012. “Van Idealen Naar Belangen - Perspectiefveranderingen in de Sociale Wetenschappen.” Academische Boekengids (94).

Klamer, Arjo, Erwin Dekker, Lyudmila Petrova, and Claudine de With. 2009. “Het Creatief Vermogen.” Boekman Cahier 77: 22–27.



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