James Wible

Phone: (603) 862-3324
Office: Economics, Paul College Rm 360C, Durham, NH 03824
James Wible


  • Ph.D., Economics, Pennsylvania State University
  • A.B., Economics, Wheaton College

Research Interests

  • Economics of Science and Scientific Research
  • Economics, Mathematics, and Philosophy of Charles Sanders Peirce
  • Macroeconomics and Philosophy of Science
  • Monetary and Philosophical Thought of Keynes and Hayek

Courses Taught

  • ECON 401H: Honors/Prin of Economics Macro
  • ECON 611: Inter Macroeconomic Analysis
  • ECON 653: Law and Economics
  • ECON 676: Economics of Sports
  • ECON 695: Independent Study
  • ECON 958: Topics in Thought and Method
  • ECON 999: Doctoral Research

Selected Publications

Wible, J., & Hoover, K. (2020). Ricardian Inference: Charles S. Peirce, Economics, and Scientific Method (Revise and resubmit). Transactions of the Charles S Peirce Society.

Wible, J., & Hoover, K. (2020). The Economics of Trade Liberalization: Charles S. Peirce and the Spanish Treaty of 1884 (Revise and resubmit). European Journal of the History of Economic Thought.

Wible, J. (2020). The Economics of Scientific Misconduct: Fraud, Replication Failure, and Research Ethics in Empirical Inquiry (Under contract, due September 30, 2020, 13 chapters). Routledge.

Wible, J. (2020). Why Economics is An Evolutionary, Mathematical Science: How Could Veblen’s View of Economics Been So Different than C. S. Peirce’s? (Accepted with revisions requested). Journal of the History of Economic Thought.

Wible, J. R. (2020). C. S. Peirce’s theory of abductive expectations. The European Journal of the History of Economic Thought, 27(1), 2-44. doi:10.1080/09672567.2019.1635179

Wible, J. R. (1992). Fraud in Science An Economic Approach. Philosophy of the Social Sciences, 22(1), 5-27. doi:10.1177/004839319202200101

Wible, J. R. (1991). Maximization, replication, and the economic rationality of positive economic science. Review of Political Economy, 3(2), 164-186. doi:10.1080/09538259100000041

Wible, J. R. (1984). The Instrumentalisms of Dewey and Friedman. Journal of Economic Issues, 18(4), 1049-1070. doi:10.1080/00213624.1984.11504306

Wible, J. R. (1984). An Epistemic Critique of Rational Expectations and the Neoclassical Macroeconomic Research Program. Journal of Post Keynesian Economics, 7(2), 269-281. doi:10.1080/01603477.1984.11489501

Wible, J. R. (1982). Friedman's Positive Economics and Philosophy of Science. Southern Economic Journal, 49(2), 350. doi:10.2307/1058487

Most Cited Publications