Aki Lehtinen




Supplementary materials for publications


Appendix to 'Strategic voting and the degree of path-dependence' (2015 in Group Decision and Negotiation)


Publications by topic


Models, simulations and robustness


Lehtinen, Aki (2022): "The epistemic benefits of generalisation in modelling II: Expressive power and abstraction," Synthese, vol. 200, no. 2.

Lehtinen, Aki (2021): "The epistemic benefits of generalisation in modelling I: Systems and applicability," Synthese, vol. 199, no. 3-4, pp. 10343-10370.

Lehtinen, Aki (2018): "Derivational robustness and indirect Confirmation ", Erkenntnis, vol 83, no. 3, pp. 539-576.

Lehtinen, Aki (2016): "Allocating Confirmation with Derivational Robustness ", Philosophical Studies, vol. 173, pp. 2487-2509.

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.

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.

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

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


Philosophy of economics


Lehtinen, Aki & Kuorikoski, Jaakko (2021): “Computer simulation in economics”, Routledge Handbook of Philosophy of Economics, ed. Conrad Heilmann & Julian Reiss, Routledge, pp. 355-369

Lehtinen, Aki (2021): “The Helsinki approach to economic methodology, or, how to espouse the mainstream”, Journal of Economic Methodology, vol 28, no 1, pp. 79-87.

Lehtinen, Aki (2021): “Core models in macroeconomics”, in Modern Guide to Philosophy of Economics, edited by Harold Kincaid and Don Ross, Edward Elgar, pp. 254-283

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

Lehtinen, Aki (2013): “Preferences as total subjective comparative evaluations”, a review of Hausman, Daniel (2012): Preference, value, choice, and welfare, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, Journal of Economic Methodology.

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.

Economics for real: Uskali Mäki and the Place of Truth in Economics
(2012), eds. Lehtinen, Aki; Kuorikoski, Jaakko and Ylikoski, Petri, Routledge: London.

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.

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

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


Rationality and game theory


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

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.


Voting and social choice theory


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

Lehtinen, Aki (2015): "A Welfarist 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 (2011): "A Welfarist Critique of Social Choice Theory", Journal of Theoretical Politics, vol. 23, no. 3, pp. 359-381.

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

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

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




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




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


In Finnish/Suomeksi


Lehtinen, Aki (2020): ”Johdatus ilmastotutkimuksen tieteenfilosofiaan” (”Introduction to the philosophy of climate science”), in Ilmastonmuutos ja filosofia, eds. Kyllönen, Simo & Oksanen, Markku, Gaudeamus, Helsinki, pp.

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

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

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.