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Alan Futerman

Alan Futerman

PhD candidate


Alan Futerman is a PhD student in political economy at King's College London. He has a BA in Economics from UCEL (Argentina) and a Master's degree in Finance from Torcuato Di Tella University (Argentina). He has been Adjunct Professor of Institutional Economics at UCEL (Argentina), and his work has been published in journals such as International Journal of Finance & Economics, Review of Austrian Economics and Journal of Financial Economic Policy, among others. His work has also been featured in publications such as The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times and The Jerusalem Post. He co-authored Commodities as an Asset Class (Palgrave Macmillan, 2022, with Foreword by John B. Taylor) with Ivo A. Sarjanovic, and The Classical Liberal Case for Israel (Springer, 2021, with commentary by Benjamin Netanyahu) and The Austro-Libertarian Point of View (Springer, 2021, with Foreword by Deirdre N. McCloskey), both with Dr Walter E. Block.

Research interests

  • Philosophy of science
  • Epistemology
  • Methodology
  • Philosophy of economics

Doctoral research

Alan’s research deals with epistemology and methodology of economics, with special focus on the problem of scientific explanation in economics. His research purports to identify economics as a (social) science that studies complex phenomena structured as a system, where specific events can be explained only partially, and to show how this perspective is compatible with the approach of a market economy as exposed by Friedrich Hayek and other authors. In turn, this perspective is contrasted with others developed throughout the history of economic ideas in relation to the philosophical movements that shaped them (particularly regarding their methodology and epistemology).

PhD supervisors

Professor Mark Pennington and Professor Paul Lewis

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