Talks

Invited Lectures and Seminars (Selection)


  • ‘Robust Scientific Institutions as a Solution to Fact/Value Entanglement’, Departmental Seminar, University of Barcelona, December 2018
  • ‘What Theory of Causation Can Explain Evidential Pluralism?’, Science, Medicine, and Society cluster workshop, Durham University, December 2018
  • ‘Singular Causal Inference Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea’, Experimenting with Causality: Causal Inference, Brexit, and Other Single Cases workshop, Berlin Social Science Center, November 2018
  • ‘Gauging Causality in the Social Sciences’, Ca’Foscari University, Venice, November 2018
  • ‘The Perennial Methodenstreit: Observation, First Principles, and Economics’, Departmental Seminar, Department of Economics, University of Puget Sound, October 2018
  • ‘Robust Social Institutions as a Solution to Fact/Value Entanglement’, European Academy of the Sciences, Bielefeld, Germany, October 2018
  • ‘Fact/Value Entanglement and Other Reasons for the Dearth of Social Scientific Facts’, DemocraSci project workshop, Lyon, France, May 2018
  • ‘Against Epistocracy’, keynote at the conference of the Asociación Latinoamericana de Filosofía Analítica, Villa de Leyva, Colombia, May 2018
  • ‘What is Seen and What is Not Seen in Drug Regulation’, Evidence in Medicine Workshop, University College London, May 2018
  • ‘The Perennial Methodenstreit: Observation, First Principles, and Economics’, Departmental Seminar, Department of Economics, American University Beirut, March 2018
  • ‘Nudge Theory and Social Policy’, New Challenges, New Objectives and New Tools for Public Policy workshop, Reinhard Selten Institute, Cologne, March 2018
  • ‘Inferentialism and the Relation between Singular and Generic Causation’, Explanation and Realism in Physical and Biomedical Sciences workshop, University of Barcelona, January 2018
  • ‘The Perennial Methodenstreit: Observation, First Principles, and Economics’, Frontiers of Economics lecture series, University of Tübingen, December 2017
  • ‘Evidential Pluralism and the Pragmatist Theory of Evidence’, What’s the Evidence lecture series, Center for Advanced Studies, LMU Munich, November 2017
  • ‘In Defence of Statistical Minimalism’, Curiosity, Imagination and Surprise workshop, Utrecht University, September 2017
  • ‘Presidential Address’, 13th Conference of the International Network for Economic Method, San Sebastián, August 2017
  • ‘Against Epistocracy’, Expertise and Expert Knowledge workshop, University College Dublin, May 2017
  • ‘Evidence-based Policy and Its Hidden Costs of Justice’, Integrating Public Health Policy workshop, Newcastle University, May 2017
  • ‘Causality in the Economic and Social Sciences’, Departmental Seminar, Department of Philosophy, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, March 2017
  • ‘The Goodness of a Causal Explanation’, Inferentialism, Bayesianism, and Scientific Explanation workshop, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, January 2017
  • ‘In Defence of Statistical Minimalism’, Data Journeys in Biomedicine workshop, University of Exeter, January 2017
  • ‘RCTs and Observational Studies: Is There a Conflict?’, keynote at the Biobank and Health Data Conference 2016, Oslo, November 2016
  • ‘Mixed Methods and the Pragmatist Theory of Evidence’, Mixed Methods International Research Association conference, Durham, August 2016
  • ‘A Pragmatist Theory of Evidence’, workshop ‘Epidemiology, Causation, and Public Policy’, McGill University, Montréal, May 2016
  • ‘Evidential Reasoning About Target Systems Without Extrapolation’, workshop ‘'Explanation, Evidence and Mechanisms Across the Sciences’, University of Kent, May 2016
  • ‘Against Causal Powers — For Inferentialism About Causation’, workshop ‘Emergence, Exclusion, and Causation’, University of Glasgow, April 2016
  • ‘In Defence of Statistical Minimalism’, keynote at the Evidence, Inference, and Risk conference, LMU Munich, April 2016
  • ‘Confirmation Meets Social Epistemology’, Yang Ming University, Taipei (Taiwan), January 2016
  • ‘Trust and the Myth of Objectivity in Economics’, National Tsing-Hua University, Hsinchu City (Taiwan), January 2016
  • ‘Expertise and the Methodology of Risk Assessment’, panel on Methodological Issues in Statistical Analysis for Policy Risk Assessment, conference of the International Network for Economic Method, Cape Town, South Africa, November 2015
  • ‘Suppes’ Probabilistic Theory of Causality and Causal Inference in Econometrics’, INET/YSI workshop, Cape Town, South Africa, November 2015
  • ‘The Limits of Global Knowledge’, Global Knowledge: Epistemology, Methodology, and Policy workshop, Division of Global Affairs, Rutgers University-Newark, October 2015
  • ‘Trust and the Myth of Objectivity in Economics’, 6th CES International Seminar on the Foundations of Economics, Lisbon, September 2015
  • ‘Cause, Causatives, and Theories of Causation’, Lignan University, Hong Kong, August 2015
  • ‘Cause, Causatives, and Theories of Causation’, Fudan University, Shanghai, China, August 2015
  • ‘Trust and the Myth of Objectivity in Economics’, keynote at MetaEconomics conference, Gdansk, June 2015
  • ‘Reasoning about Target Systems: An Alternative Proposal’, University of Copenhagen, May 2015
  • ‘Cause, Causatives, and Theories of Causation’, keynote at the Social Science and International Studies Postgraduate Conference, Exeter, May 2015
  • ‘Causatives and the Objectivity of Causation’, National Tsing-Hua University, Taiwan, March 2015
  • ‘Cause, Causatives, and Theories of Causation’, HPS Seminar, University of Cambridge, March 2015
  • ‘On the Causal Wars’, Departmental Seminar, University of Constance, December 2014
  • ‘Cause, Causatives, and Theories of Causation’, Zukunftskolleg Konstanz, University of Constance, December 2014
  • ‘Economic Methodology and Public Policy Relevance: Lessons From the Financial Crisis’, keynote at Philosophy and Public Policy conference, Durham, October 2014
  • ‘Can We Trust Economists? The Myth of Objectivity’, keynote at Jornadas de Epistemología de las Ciencias Económicas, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina, September 2014
  • ‘Gauging Causality’, keynote at Research Strategies in Policy Studies Summer School, Santa Margherita Ligure, Italy, June 2014
  • ‘Global Market Justice’, conference ‘Justice in a Global Age’, Global Policy Institute, Durham University, June 2014
  • ‘On the Causal Wars’, Center for History of Political Economy, Duke University, Durham (North Carolina), March 2014
  • ‘Two Approaches to Reasoning From Evidence or What Econometrics Can Learn from Biomedical Research’, British Society for the Philosophy of Science, London, UK, March 2014
  • ‘Two Approaches to Reasoning From Evidence or What Econometrics Can Learn from Biomedical Research’, Institute for Hazard, Risk and Resilience, Durham, UK, February 2014
  • ‘Simulations and Economists’ Quest for Objectivity’, conference ‘Regards Croisés: Sur Les Simulations Numériques’, Grenoble, France, December 2013
  • ‘Two Approaches to Reasoning From Evidence or What Econometrics Can Learn from Biomedical Research’, conference ‘Inferentialism in Epistemology and Philosophy of Science, UNED, Madrid, November 2013
  • ‘Experiments, Instruments, and Inference’, workshop ‘Theory and Practice of Measurement’, London School of Economics, September 2013
  • ‘Why Economics Needs Philosophy’, Inaugural Lecture, Durham University, June 2013
  • ‘A Theory of Evidence for Causal Claims’, Conference ‘Methodological Issues in the Special Sciences’, Bertinoro, Italy, May 2013
  • ‘A Theory of Evidence for Causal Claims’, Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia, Madrid, Spain, May 2013
  • ‘CHESS: Understanding Science in Society’, Centre for Medical Humanities, Durham University, February 2013
  • ‘Kontrafaktuale in den Sozialwissenschaften’, Department of Philosophy, University of Oldenburg, December 2012
  • ‘Social Science Counterfactuals’, What If? Opening conference, University of Konstanz, October 2012
  • ‘Evidence in Context’, Lingnan University, Hong Kong, September 2012
  • ‘Evidence in Context’, conference Evidence, Capacities, and Explanation, National Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu (Taiwan), September 2012
  • ‘The Explanation Paradox’, Eindhoven University of Technology, September 2012
  • ‘Causation in the Sciences: An Inferentialist Account’, Triangle Area Philosophy Symposium, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, August 2012
  • ‘The Explanation Paradox’, Duke University, August 2012
  • ‘Facts and Values in Economics’ and ‘The Methodology of Economic Modelling’, workshops at the conference ‘Rethinking Economics’, Tübingen Unversity, June 2012
  • ‘Making Economic Methodology Socially Relevant: Lessons from the Financial Crisis’, conference ‘Making Philosophy of Science More Socially Relevant’, Bielefeld, June 2012
  • ‘Counterfactuals in the Social Sciences’, University of Vienna, May 2012
  • ‘Comments on Systematicity by Paul Hoynigen-Huene’, Tilburg University, February 2012
  • ‘Cause and Evidence’, IHPST Paris, February 2012
  • ‘Causation: An Inferentialist Account’, Confirmation and Causation workshop, University of Geneva, December 2011
  • ‘Comments on “The Natural History of Policy Error”’, Error in the Sciences conference, Lorentz Center, Leiden, October 2011
  • ‘Idealisation and the Aims of Economics: Three Cheers for Instrumentalism’, New Trends in the Philosophy of the Social Sciences II conference, UNED, Madrid, September 2011
  • ‘Some Problems For External Validity Assessment in Climate Modelling’, Knowing and Understanding Through Computer Simulations conference, Ecole Normale Superieure, Paris, June 2011
  • ‘Clinical Expertise in Evidence-Based Medicine: Putting Trials On Trial’, Science versus Democracy workshop, Ghent, June 2011
  • ‘Causality, Impartiality and Evidence-Based Policy’, Mechanism and Causality in Biology and Economics conference, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan, March 2011
  • ‘Thought Experiments in Economics’, workshop Science without Data? The Role of Thought Experiments in Empirical Investigations, Halifax (Nova Scotia, Canada), June 2010
  • ‘Counterfactuals and Causation in World History’, workshop Atelier sur la causalité, Dijon (France), June 2010
  • ‘Causation, Inference and Wittgenstein’, CausaProba seminar, Paris (France), June 2010
  • ‘Social Mechanisms’, Sociology Department Seminar, Stockholm (Sweden), June 2010
  • ‘Counterfactuals’, Philosophy of Social Science conference, Birmingham (AL, United States), April 2010
  • ‘Comments on “Playing (with) networks: How economists explain”’, Conference Causality and Explanation in Physics, Biology and Economics, Barcelona (Spain), February 2010
  • ‘Causation Isn’t Contrastive – It’s Contextual’, Departmental Seminar (Department of Logic and Philosophy of Science), Complutense University Madrid (Spain), November 2009
  • ‘Evidence for Use: Do Minimum Wages Cause Unemployment?’, Departmental Seminar (Department of Logic, History and Philosophy of Science), UNED-Madrid (Spain), November
  • ‘Causation Isn’t Contrastive – It’s Contextual’, LOGOS Colloquium, University of Barcelona (Spain), October 2009
  • ‘Causation for Use – Some Practical Problems’, ESF-Conference ‘Philosophy for Science in Use’, Linköping (Sweden), October 2009
  • ‘The Contrasts of Causation’, National Academy of Arts and Sciences Conference ‘The effect of causality: State of the art, open problems, and future directions’, Amsterdam (The Netherlands), August 2009
  • ‘Contrastive Causation’, Mechanisms and Causality in the Sciences Conference, University of Kent (UK), September 2009
  • ‘Thought Experiments in Economics’ (in German), Ringvorlesung Gedankenexperimente, University of Oldenburg (Germany), June 2009
  • ‘Thought Experiments in History’, Thought Experiments: A Workshop, University of Toronto (Canada), May 2009
  • ‘Scientific Causation: Wittgensteinian Pluralism vs Pragmatism’, TiLPS workshop, University of Tilburg, February 2009
  • ‘Heterogeneous Causation’, CALCAS (Coordination Action for innovation in Life Cycle Analysis for Sustainability) workshop, Brussels, February 2009
  • ‘Disunity in science: The case of causation’, Nederlandse Vereniging Voor Wetenschapsfilosofie Symposium, Utrecht, November 2008
  • ‘Causation in the Sciences: Evidence, Inference, Purpose’, New York University, US, November 2008
  • ‘The Philosophy of Causation: Lectures I, II and III’, Causality Fortnight, University of Kent, Canterbury, UK, September 2008
  • ‘Pluralism(s) in the Philosophy of Causation’, ‘ Some Comments on Recent work on the PCC’ and ‘Counterfactuals, Thought Experiments and Singular Causal Inference in History’, Summer School on Probabilistic Causality, Central European University, Budapest, Hungary, July 2008
  • ‘Causation in the Social Sciences: An Evidentialist Perspective’, Workshop of the Belgian Society for Philosophy of Science, Brussels, Belgium, April 2008
  • ‘Counterfactuals in Econometrics’, Departmental Seminar (Department of Statistics), Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium, April 2008
  • ‘Clinical Expertise in Evidence-Based Medicine: Putting Trials on Trial’, Philosophy of Medicine Roundtable, University of Alabama at Birmingham, March 2008
  • ‘Neglected Diseases and Well-Ordered Science (or How Not to Do Biomedical Research)’, Conference of the American Philosophical Association (Pacific Division), Pasadena, US, March 2008
  • ‘Fictions and Causes: Singular Causal Analysis in World Politics’, Causal Powers Conference, University of Durham, UK, December 2007
  • ‘Counterfactuals, Thought Experiments and Singular Causal Inference in Historical Policy Analysis’, What If? So What! Conference, Erasmus University Rotterdam, Netherlands, December 2007
  • ‘Causality in the Social Sciences: An Experimentalist Perspective’, Workshop of the Dutch-Flamish Society for the Philosophy of Science and Technology, Ravenstein, Netherlands, November 2007
  • ‘Counterfactuals, Thought Experiments and Singular Causal Inference in Historical Policy Analysis’, Workshop on Models and Abstraction in Economics, University of Groningen, Netherlands, September 2007
  • ‘Comments on “An Agent-Based Conception of Models and Scientific Representation” by Ronald Giere’, Models and Fictions Workshop, University of Barcelona, Spain, July 2007
  • ‘Neglected Diseases, Big Pharma and Patents or How Not to Do Evidence-Based Policy’, Evidence in the Biomedical Sciences Workshop, University College London, UK, June 2007