James Wible

James Wible

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

Dr. Jim Wible is Professor of Economics in the Department of Economics in Paul College of Business and Economics at the University of New Hampshire. He has served as Interim Dean and Associate Dean and as Department Chair, graduate coordinator, and seminar organizer in the economics department. He has served for many years on Paul College’s Policy and Procedures Committee and the Vice Provost’s Responsible Conduct of Research Committee. He was a founding member of the weekly economics research seminar still meeting in its fourth decade. His research has resulted in 37 refereed articles and book chapters, 9 article-length book reviews, two books, and a co-edited journal issue on research misconduct. His research focuses on the history and philosophy of macroeconomics, money, and mathematical economics. These research interests have resulted in an international reputation on the economics and philosophy of the American pragmatist and 19th century polymath, Charles Sanders Peirce. In 2023, he published The Economics of Scientific Misconduct and another co-authored book, Peirce’s Economics of Science and Science of Economics, is near completion. He has taught courses in macroeconomics, money and banking, law and economics, the philosophy and economics of science, and the economics of sports.

Courses Taught

  • ECON 401: Principles of Economics Macro
  • 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

Education

  • 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

Selected Publications

  • Wible, J. (2023). C.. S. Peirce’s Semiotic and Mathematical Conception of Economics. Recherches Sémiotiques / Semiotic Inquiry, (RSSI 2023), 33 pages.

  • Wible, J. (2023). C. S. Peirce’s Conception of Abduction and Economics. In L. Magnani (Ed.), Handbook of Abductive Cognition (pp. 22 pages). Chaim, Switzerland: Springer Nature Switzerland. doi:10.1007/978-3-030-68436-5_54-1

  • Wible, J. (2023). The Economics of Scientific Misconduct: Fraud, Replication Failure, and Research Ethics in Empirical Inquiry. London: Routledge.

  • Wible, J. R. (2021). WHY ECONOMICS IS AN EVOLUTIONARY, MATHEMATICAL SCIENCE: HOW COULD VEBLEN'S VIEW OF ECONOMICS HAVE BEEN SO DIFFERENT THAN PEIRCE'S?. JOURNAL OF THE HISTORY OF ECONOMIC THOUGHT, 43(3), 350-377. doi:10.1017/S1053837220000450

  • Wible, J., & Hoover, K. (2021). The Economics of Trade Liberalization: Charles S. Peirce and the Spanish Treaty of 1884 (Accepted and proofed). European Journal of the History of Economic Thought.

  • 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. (1985). AN EPISTEMIC CRITIQUE OF RATIONAL-EXPECTATIONS AND THE NEOCLASSICAL MACROECONOMIC RESEARCH-PROGRAM. JOURNAL OF POST KEYNESIAN ECONOMICS, 7(2), 269-281. Retrieved from https://www.webofscience.com/

  • 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. (1982). FRIEDMAN POSITIVE ECONOMICS AND PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE. SOUTHERN ECONOMIC JOURNAL, 49(2), 350-360. doi:10.2307/1058487

  • Most Cited Publications