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About me

I am an Associate Professor of Economics and Philosophy. I received an MSc in Business Engineering (1992), an MA in Philosophy (1994) and a Ph.D. in Economics (1999) from the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium. My research focuses on the History of Economic Thought, mainly the 19th century and the first half of the 20th century, and with a special interest in the history of Microeconomics and Industrial Organization. I have published extensively on the History of Economic Thought and the History of Philosophy, most notably on William Stanley Jevons, a 19th-century British philosopher and economist. I have received the Best Article Award of the European Society for the History of Economic Thought in 2000 and the Joseph Dorfman Award of the History of Economics Society in 2001. I was the Dean of Vesalius College, Brussels, Belgium from 2007 until 2014. I have been a member of several accreditation committees, mainly for Liberal Arts programs in the Netherlands.


  • Mathijs, Ernest & Bert Mosselmans (1998). Van Daedalus tot Pygmalion.  Kunst en mimesis in het antropometrische stadium, Tijdschrift voor Filosofie, Vol. 60, nr. 3, pp. 521-553.
  • Mathijs, Ernest & Bert Mosselmans (2000). Mimesis and the Representation of Reality: a Historical World View, Foundations of Science, Vol. 5, nr. 1, pp. 61-102.
  • Mosselmans, Bert (1996). Historiografie, ideeëngeschiedenis en de geschiedenis van het economisch denken, De Uil van Minerva.  Tijdschrift voor Geschiedenis en Wijsbegeerte van de Cultuur, Vol. 12, nr. 4, pp. 223-35.
  • Mosselmans, Bert (1997). De weggelaten wiskunde van Hans von Mangoldt, Economisch Statistische Berichten, jaargang 82, nr. 4115, pp. 592-4.
  • Mosselmans, Bert (1998). William Stanley Jevons and the Extent of Meaning in Logic and Economics, History and Philosophy of Logic, Vol. 19, pp. 83-99.
  • Mosselmans, Bert (1998). Jevons on Measurement: a Comment, Recherches Economiques de Louvain, Vol. 64, nr. 3, pp. 347-351.
  • Mosselmans, Bert (1999). Reproduction and Scarcity: the Population Mechanism in Classicism and in the ‘Jevonian Revolution’, The European Journal of the History of Economic Thought, Vol. 6, No. 1, Spring 1999, pp. 34-57.
  • Mosselmans, Bert (1999). Bentham, Jevons en de introductie van de ‘nutscalculus’ in de politieke economie, Tijdschrift voor Politieke Economie, Vol. 22, nr. 1, pp. 59-72.
  • Mosselmans, Bert (2000). The Omitted Mathematics of Hans von Mangoldt, Journal of Economic Studies, Vol. 27, nr. 4/5, pp. 382-393.
  • Mosselmans, Bert (2002). Commentary: Jevons, Marx, and Keynes – and the Political Economy of the Pub, Journal of the History of Economic Thought, Vol. 24, Nr. 2, pp. 251-252.
  • Mosselmans, Bert (2003). The Role of Institutions in Jevons’s Economics.  History of Economic Ideas X/2002/3, pp. 47-60.
  • Mosselmans, Bert (2005), Adolphe Quetelet, the Average Man and the Development of Economic Methodology, European Journal of the History of Economic Thought,  Vol. 12, Nr 4, Winter 2005, pp. 565-583.
  • Mosselmans, Bert (2005), Time and Value in the History of Political Economy, Foundations of Science, Vol. 10, No. 3, pp. 325-345.
  • Mosselmans, Bert (2008), Aristotle’s Logic and the Quest for the Quantification of the Predicate, Foundations of Science, Vol. 13, pp. 195-198.
  • Mosselmans, B. and Chryssides, G. D. (2005), Unitarianism and Evolutionism in W. S. Jevons’ Thought, Faith and Freedom, Vol 58 Part 1, Spring and Summer, No 160, pp 18-44.
  • Mosselmans, Bert & Ernest Mathijs (1998). René Girard, het zondebokmechanisme en het denken van Aristoteles, De Uil van Minerva.  Tijdschrift voor Geschiedenis en Wijsbegeerte van de Cultuur, Vol. 14, nr. 3, pp. 179-94.
  • Mosselmans, Bert & Ernest Mathijs (1999). Jevons’s Music Manuscript and the Political Economy of Music, History of Political Economy, Vol. 31, Supplement “Economic Engagements with Art”, pp. 121-156.
  • Mosselmans, Bert & Ernest Mathijs (2000). Human Culture and Science: Equality and Inequality as Foundations of Scientific Thought, Foundations of Science, Vol. 5, nr. 3, pp. 339-378.

Current projects

History of Economic Thought: Marginalism in the 19th Century.