Academic Articles

Working papers (under review or revision):

  • Nagatsu, M. and Põder, K. ‘Economists’ concept of choice: an experimental study’ (under revision)


  • Nagatsu, M., Larsen, K., Karabegovic, M.,Székely, M., Mønster, D. and Michael, J. ‘Making good cider out of bad apples: Signaling expectations boosts cooperation among would-be free riders’ Judgment and Decision Making.
  • MacLeod, M. and Nagatsu, M. ‘What does interdisciplinarity look like in practice: Mapping interdisciplinarity and its limits in the environmental sciences’ Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A
  • Malecka, M. and Nagatsu, M.How behavioural research has informed consumer law: The many faces of behavioural research‘ in K. Purnhagen, A. Sibony and H. Micklitz (eds.) Research handbook on methods in consumer law, Edward Elgar Publishing.
  • Nagatsu, M. ‘Experimental philosophy of economics’ in D. Wilkenfeld and R. Samuels (eds.) Advances in Experimental Philosophy of Science (Bloomsbury)
  • Nagatsu, M. and Ruzenne, A. (eds.) Frontiers of social science: philosophical reflections (Bloomsbury)


  1. Salmela, M. and Nagatsu, M. (2017), ‘How does it really feel to act together? Shared emotions and the phenomenology of we agency‘, Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences. 16(3), 449-470. DOI: 10.1007/s11097-016-9465-z
  2. Salmela, M. and Nagatsu, M. (2016), ‘Collective emotions and joint action: beyond received and minimalist approaches‘, Journal of Social Ontology, Published online 4 March 2016.
  3. MacLeod, M. and Nagatsu, M (2016) ‘Model coupling in resource economics: conditions for effective interdisciplinary collaboration‘ Philosophy of Science 83:412-433.
  4. Nagatsu, M (2015) ‘Social nudges: their mechanisms and justification‘ in a special issue of Review of Philosophy and Psychology 6:481-494. guest editors Till Grüne-Yanoff and Adrien Barton.
  5. Nagatsu, M (2015) ‘Behavioral Economics, History of‘, In: James D. Wright (editor-in-chief), International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences, 2nd edition, Vol 2. Oxford: Elsevier. pp. 443–449.
  6. Godman, M, Nagatsu, M and Salmela, M.(2014) ‘The social motivation hypothesis for prosocial behavior‘, Philosophy of the Social Sciences 44(5): 563–587.
  7. Nagatsu, M. (2013b) ‘Experimental philosophy of economics’Economics and Philosophy 29(2): 263-276.
  8. Nagatsu, M. (2013a) ‘The limits of unification for theory appraisal: A case of economics and psychology’ Synthese 190(12):2267-2289.
  9. Nagatsu, M. (2010b) ‘Function and mechanism: The metaphysics of neuroeconomics’Journal of Economic Methodology 17 (2): 197-205
  10. Nagatsu, M. (2010a) ‘Beyond circularity and normativity: Measurement and progress in behavioural economics’Philosophy of the Social Sciences 40: 265-290

Book reviews

  1. Nagatsu, M. (2015) ‘Review of Ross’s (2014) Philosophy of Economics‘, Journal of Economic Methodology 22:1, 123-128.
  2. Nagatsu, M. (2011) ‘Review of Philosophy of the Social Sciences: Philosophical Theory and Scientifc Practice, edited by C. Mantzavinos. Cambridge University Press, 2009‘, Economics and Philosophy 27(1): 75–83.

Other writings

2014 “Reflections on KIIK “Swing” (draft in English), reflections on the artwork KIIK by Kaisa Eiche and Urmo Mets, exhibited at Tartu Art Museum, Estonia.

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(Image: Jack Kerouac transferring the Dharma Bums text from the original scroll to a standard form. January 1958; I wish I could write half as fast as he did!)