Aki Petteri Lehtinen


email: aki.lehtinen@helsinki.fi

homepage: https://www.mv.helsinki.fi/home/alehtine/akilehtinen.htm


I am a Professor of Philosophy at Nankai University in Tianjin, China. I have written about philosophy of economics (ethics, social choice theory, rationality, and philosophy of science on economics), modelling and simulation, philosophy of the social sciences and confirmation. I have also constructed some models myself, on strategic voting, which is why some of my publications have appeared in economics and political science journals. At the moment I am working on modelling, simulated data, philosophy of climate science and of macroeconomics, and also some philosophy of meta-analysis and statistics. You will find almost all my papers at https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Aki_Lehtinen, or listed thematically at http://www.mv.helsinki.fi/home/alehtine/akilehtinen.htm



I am currently teaching philosophy of science for graduate students, Progress in Contemporary Philosophy of Science for master students, and Philosophy of models and simulations for undergraduates.


List of publications

Edited books

·Economics for real: Uskali Mäki and the Place of Truth in Economics, eds. Lehtinen, Aki; Kuorikoski, Jaakko and Ylikoski, Petri, Routledge: London.

Articles in peer-reviewed journals

·Lehtinen,Aki (2018): Derivational Robustness and Indirect Confirmation, Erkenntnis, vol. 83, no. 3, pp. 539-576.

·Kuorikoski,Jaakko & Lehtinen,Aki (2018): Model Selection in Macroeconomics: DSGE and Ad Hocness, Journal of Economic Methodology, vol. 25, no. 3, pp. 252-264.

·Lehtinen,Aki (2017): Riippumattomuusehto sosiaalisen valinnan teoriassa - Melkein viimeistä kertaa [The independence condition in the theory of social choice – almost for the last time], Ajatus, vol. 74, pp. 241-279.

·Lehtinen, Aki (2016): “Allocating confirmation with derivational robustness”, Philosophical Studies, vol. 173, pp. 2487-2509.

·Lehtinen, Aki (2015a): “A critique of social choice theory; Interpersonal comparisons in the theory of voting”, Erasmus Journal for Philosophy and Economics, vol. 8, no. 2, pp. 34-83.

·Lehtinen, Aki (2015b): Strategic voting and the degree of path-dependence, Group Decision and Negotiation. vol. 24, no. 1, pp. 97-114.

·Lehtinen, Aki (2013a): Three Kinds of ‘as-if’ Claims, Journal of Economic Methodology vol. 20, no. 2, pp. 184-205.

·Lehtinen, Aki (2013b): On the Impossibility of Amalgamating Evidence, Journal for the General Philosophy of Science 44, pp. 101-110.

·Kuorikoski, Jaakko, Lehtinen, Aki & Marchionni, Caterina (2012): Robustness Analysis Disclaimer: Please Read the Manual before use!, Biology and Philosophy, vol. 27, no. 6, pp.  891-902.

·Lehtinen, Aki (2011a): The Revealed Preference Interpretation of Payoffs in Game Theory , Homo Oeconomicus, vol. 28, no. 3, pp. 265-296.

·Lehtinen, Aki (2011b): A Welfarist Critique of Social Choice Theory, Journal of Theoretical Politics, vol. 23, no. 3, pp. 359-381.

·Kuorikoski, Jaakko & Lehtinen, Aki (2010): Economics Imperialism and Solution Concepts in Political Science, Philosophy of the Social Sciences, vol. 40, no. 3, pp. 347-374.

·Kuorikoski, Jaakko, Lehtinen, Aki & Marchionni, Caterina (2010): Economic Modelling as Robustness Analysis, British Journal for the Philosophy of Science, vol. 61, no. 3, pp. 541-567.

·Lehtinen, Aki (2009): Intentions in Invisible-Hand Accounts, Journal of Economic Methodology, vol. 16, no. 4, pp. 409-416.

·Kuorikoski, Jaakko & Lehtinen, Aki (2009): Incredible Worlds, Credible Results, Erkenntnis, vol. 70, no. 1, pp. 119-131.

·Lehtinen, Aki (2008): The Welfare Consequences of Strategic Behaviour under Approval and Plurality Voting, European Journal of Political Economy, vol. 24, pp. 688-704.

·Lehtinen, Aki (2007a): The Borda Rule is also Intended for Dishonest Men, Public Choice, vol. 133, no. 1-2, pp. 73-90.

·Lehtinen, Aki (2007b): The Welfare Consequences of Strategic Voting in Two Commonly used Parliamentary Agendas, Theory and Decision, vol. 63, no. 1, pp. 1-40.

·Lehtinen, Aki & Kuorikoski, Jaakko (2007a): Computing the Perfect Model: Why do Economists Shun Simulation?, Philosophy of Science, vol. 74, no. 3, pp. 304-329.

·Lehtinen, Aki & Kuorikoski, Jaakko (2007b): Unrealistic Assumptions in Rational Choice Theory, Philosophy of the Social Sciences, vol. 37, no. 2, pp. 115-138.

·Lehtinen, Aki (2006): Signal Extraction for Simulated Games with a Large Number of Players, Computational Statistics and Data Analysis, vol. 50, pp. 2495-2507.

Peer-reviewed articles in collected volumes

·Kuorikoski, Jaakko & Lehtinen, Aki (2013): ”Markkinatasapaino ja markkinamekanismi” (”Market equilibrium and the market mechanism”), in Talouden filosofia, eds. Niiniluoto, Ilkka, Jaakko Kuorikoski, and Risto Vilkko, Gaudeamus, Helsinki, pp. 54-70.

·Lehtinen, Aki (2012): Introduction: Uskali Mäki's Realist Philosophy of Economics, in Economics for Real, eds. A. Lehtinen, J. Kuorikoski & P. Ylikoski, Routledge, London, pp. 1-40.

·Grüne-Yanoff, Till & Lehtinen, Aki (2012): Philosophy of Game Theory, in Handbook of the philosophy of economics, ed. U. Mäki, Elsevier, Amsterdam, pp. 531-576.

·Lehtinen, Aki (2010): Behavioural Heterogeneity under Approval and Plurality Voting, in Handbook on approval voting, eds. J. Laslier & R. Sanver, Springer, Heidelberg, pp. 285-310.

·Lehtinen, Aki (2006): Rationaalisen valinnan teorian rakenne ja käyttäytymisoletukset (”The structure and behavioural assumptions of rational choice theory”), in Soveltava yhteiskuntatiede ja filosofia, eds. K. Rolin, M. Kakkuri-Knuuttila & E. Henttonen, Gaudeamus, Helsinki, pp. 215-240.


·Book reviews and editorials

·Lehtinen, Aki (2013c): “Preferences as total subjective comparative evaluations”, a review of Hausman, Daniel (2012): Preference, value, choice, and welfare, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, Journal of Economic Methodology20, 2, pp. 206-210.

·Lehtinen, Aki, Uskali Mäki & Caterina Marchionni (2014): Introduction to the special issue: papers from the IX INEM Conference in Helsinki, Journal of Economic Methodology 21, 1, pp. 1-2.


·Popular publications related to my research

·Lehtinen, Aki (2001): ”Rationaalisuus taloustieteessa” (Rationality in economics), Kapitaali 2, p. 8-11.

·Lehtinen, Aki (2006): ”Galluptulosten julkistamisesta” (On publishing Gallup polls), Helsingin Sanomat