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 Prof. dr. Bert Mosselmans

Why I work at UCR: Because of the genuinely academic atmosphere in class.

What is interesting about my discipline: Trying to understand society without economics is like trying to build a house without any building materials.


Bert Mosselmans (born 1969 in Germany) is a professor of economics and philosophy at Vesalius College, Brussels, Belgium, and at University College Roosevelt, Middelburg, the Netherlands. He received a MSc in Business Engineering (1992), a MA in philosophy (1994) and a PhD in economics (1999) from the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium. His research focuses on the history of economic thought, mainly the 19th century and the first half of the 20th century, and with a special interest in the history of microeconomics and industrial organization.  His research appeared in journals such as The European Journal of the History of Economic Thought and History of Political Economy.


Refereed research papers

  • Mathijs, Ernest & Bert Mosselmans (1998). Van Daedalus tot Pygmalion.  Kunst en mimesis in het antropometrische stadium, Tijdschrift voor Filosofie, Vol. 60, nr. 3, pp. 521-553.

  • Mathijs, Ernest & Bert Mosselmans (2000). Mimesis and the Representation of Reality: a Historical World View, Foundations of Science, Vol. 5, nr. 1, pp. 61-102.

  • Mosselmans, Bert (1996). Historiografie, ideeëngeschiedenis en de geschiedenis van het economisch denken, De Uil van Minerva.  Tijdschrift voor Geschiedenis en Wijsbegeerte van de Cultuur, Vol. 12, nr. 4, pp. 223-35.

  • Mosselmans, Bert (1997). De weggelaten wiskunde van Hans von Mangoldt, Economisch Statistische Berichten, jaargang 82, nr. 4115, pp. 592-4.

  • Mosselmans, Bert (1998). William Stanley Jevons and the Extent of Meaning in Logic and Economics, History and Philosophy of Logic, Vol. 19, pp. 83-99.

  • Mosselmans, Bert (1998). Jevons on Measurement: a Comment, Recherches Economiques de Louvain, Vol. 64, nr. 3, pp. 347-351.

  • Mosselmans, Bert (1999). Reproduction and Scarcity: the Population Mechanism in Classicism and in the ‘Jevonian Revolution’, The European Journal of the History of Economic Thought, Vol. 6, No. 1, Spring 1999, pp. 34-57.

  • Mosselmans, Bert (1999). Bentham, Jevons en de introductie van de ‘nutscalculus’ in de politieke economie, Tijdschrift voor Politieke Economie, Vol. 22, nr. 1, pp. 59-72.

  • Mosselmans, Bert (2000). The Omitted Mathematics of Hans von Mangoldt, Journal of Economic Studies, Vol. 27, nr. 4/5, pp. 382-393.

  • Mosselmans, Bert (2002). Commentary: Jevons, Marx, and Keynes – and the Political Economy of the Pub, Journal of the History of Economic Thought, Vol. 24, Nr. 2, pp. 251-252.

  • Mosselmans, Bert (2003). The Role of Institutions in Jevons’s Economics.  History of Economic Ideas X/2002/3, pp. 47-60.

  • Mosselmans, Bert (2005), Adolphe Quetelet, the Average Man and the Development of Economic Methodology, European Journal of the History of Economic Thought,  Vol. 12, Nr 4, Winter 2005, pp. 565-583.

  • Mosselmans, Bert (2005), Time and Value in the History of Political Economy, Foundations of Science, Vol. 10, No. 3, pp. 325-345.

  • Mosselmans, Bert (2008), Aristotle’s Logic and the Quest for the Quantification of the Predicate, Foundations of Science, Vol. 13, pp. 195-198.

  • Mosselmans, B. and Chryssides, G. D. (2005), Unitarianism and Evolutionism in W. S. Jevons’ Thought, Faith and Freedom, Vol 58 Part 1, Spring and Summer, No 160, pp 18-44.

  • Mosselmans, Bert & Ernest Mathijs (1998). René Girard, het zondebokmechanisme en het denken van Aristoteles, De Uil van Minerva.  Tijdschrift voor Geschiedenis en Wijsbegeerte van de Cultuur, Vol. 14, nr. 3, pp. 179-94.

  • Mosselmans, Bert & Ernest Mathijs (1999). Jevons’s Music Manuscript and the Political Economy of Music, History of Political Economy, Vol. 31, Supplement "Economic Engagements with Art", pp. 121-156.

  • Mosselmans, Bert & Ernest Mathijs (2000). Human Culture and Science: Equality and Inequality as Foundations of Scientific Thought, Foundations of Science, Vol. 5, nr. 3, pp. 339-378.


Current projects

History of Economic Thought: Marginalism in the 19th Century.


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NL-4330 AB Middelburg
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Tel. 0118-655500 / fax 0118-655508