Ricardo Crespo

Degree in Economics (UCA, Buenos Aires, 1979) and in Philosophy (Universidad Nacional de Cuyo, Mendoza, 1991. PhD in Philosophy (Universidad Nacional de Cuyo, Mendoza, 1995) and PhD in Economics (Universidad de Amsterdam, 2011). He teaches Philosophy of Economics in the Universidad Austral, Buenos Aires, and is a researcher of Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas, Argentina. He has done research stay in Germany (DAAD), Nederlands (EIPE and Amsterdam University), U.S.A. (Fulbright Commission) iand Spain (Fundación Carolina).

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He has worked on Aristotle and the economy, the Austrian school, heterodox currents, the philosophy of Keynes. He currently works in economics and rationality. Belongs to the International Network of Economic Methodology, which is currently its Secretary and Treasurer of the Executive Board


IAE, Universidad Austral
Mariano Acosta s/n y Ruta nacional n. 8
Casilla de Correo 49
B1629 WWA Pilar Argentina


La Economía como Ciencia Moral. Nuevas perspectivas de la Teoría económica, EDUCA, Buenos Aires, 1997.

The Ontology of the ‘Economic’: an Aristotelian Analysis, Cambridge Journal of Economics, 30/5, 2006, pp. 767-781.

Aristotle’s Science of Economics, en Samuel Gregg e Ian Harper, editores, Christian Morality and Market Economies: Theological and Philosophical Perspectives, Edward Elgar Publishing Limited, 2008, pp. 13-24.

‘The Economic’ According to Aristotle: Ethical, Political and Epistemological Implications”, Foundations of Science, 13: 3-4, 2008, pp. 281-294.

"Aristotle”, en Irene van Staveren and Jan Peil (eds.), Elgar Handbook of Economics and Ethics, Cheltenham y Northampton, 2009, pp. 14-20.