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Daniel Hausman

Daniel Hausman

Works on issues at the boundaries between philosophy and economics: causation, rationality, ethics, methodology

Professor, philosophy, medical history and bioethics College of Letters and Science Work: 608-890-5641 — Home and cell phones available upon request Home page


  • What is it for one event to be a cause or another?
  • What is to have rational preferences, especially in strategic situations?
  • What is economic justice and economic welfare? When they compete, how should they be traded off?
  • How should we make comparisons of overall health between people? Are preferences a good guide?
  • Is economics a science?


  • Phi Beta Kappa Romanell Lecturer, 2010-11
  • Elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 2009
  • WARF Professorship, 2003