Alejandro Hortal

Alejandro Hortal has a Ph.D. in Philosophy of Economics. He teaches at the University of North Carolina Greensboro. He focuses his research on the history and philosophy of economics as a scientific discipline, decision theory, and rationality. Alejandro also analyzes the ethical consequences of various approaches to public policies and their epistemological background. He recently published an article on Herbert Simon’s empiricism and his view of bounded rationality in the Brazilian Journal of Political Economy. He also has another article forthcoming in Behavioral Public Policy about nudges and education in public policy. He is always trying to motivate his students to look for the connections between language, literature and culture. He views education not only as a means for employment, but as part of being a citizen in a global society.