Professor David A. Reisman

Senior Research Fellow

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Academic Career

Professor Reisman is Senior Associate at the Centre for Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. Previously he was Professor of Economics at Nanyang Business School, then School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (2001 – 2015) and he held the positions of Professorial Adjunct Professor of Political Economy at the Rajaratnam School of International Studies, (2008 – 2014) and Fellow, Renaissance Engineering Programme (2011-2014), both at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

Before moving to Singapore Professor Reisman was Lecturer, then Senior Lecturer and Professor of Economics (by personal promotion) at the University of Surrey (1969-2003), where he has been a Professor Emeritus since 2003.

Selected Publications

Health Policy: Choice, Equality and Cost, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 2016, pp.370

James Buchanan, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015, pp.251

Trade in Health: Economics, Ethics and Public Policy,  Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 2014, pp.247

The Social Economics of Thorstein Veblen, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 2012, pp. 338

Health Tourism: Social Welfare Through International Trade; Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 2010, pp. 198, Korean translation 2014 Persian translation forthcoming, 2016.

Social Policy in an Ageing Society: Old Age and Health Care in Singapore, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 2009, pp.307

Health Care and Public Policy, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 2007, pp.362

Democracy and Exchange: Schumpeter, Galbraith, T.H.Marshall and Adam Smith, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 2005, pp.356

Schumpeter’s Market: Enterprise and Evolution, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 2004, pp. 294

The Institutional Economy: Demand and Supply, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 2002, pp.273

Richard Titmuss: Welfare and Society, revised edition, London: Palgrave, 2001, pp.307

Conservative Capitalism: The Social Economy, London: Macmillan, 1999, pp.277; Beijing: She Hui Ke Xue Wen Xian Chu Ban She, 2003, pp.303 (Chinese translation)

Crosland’s Future: Opportunity and Outcome, London: Macmillan, 1996, pp. 237

Anthony Crosland: The Mixed Economy,     London: Macmillan, 1996, pp.248

Market and Health, London: Macmillan, 1993, pp.254

The Political Economy of Health Care, London: 1993, pp.309

Alfred Marshall’s Mission, London: Macmillan, 1990, pp.309, republished Routledge 2011

Alfred Marshall: Progress and Politics, London: Macmillan, 1987, pp.499, republished Routledge 2011

The Economics of Alfred Marshall, London: Macmillan, 1986, pp. 433, republished Routledge 2011

Adam Smith’s Sociological Economics, London: Croom Helm, 1976, pp. 274; Republished London: Routledge, 2010

Selected Articles

‘The Ethics of Medical Tourism’, in M. Smith Kay, ed., Routledge Handbook of Medical Tourism, London: Routledge, forthcoming, 2016

‘Alfred Marshall’ and ‘J.K. Galbraith’, entries in the B. Turner, ed., Wiley Blackwell Encyclopaedia of Social Theory, Oxford: Wiley Blackwell, forthcoming 2016

‘The Economics of Health and Medical Tourism’, in N. Lunt, J. Hanefeld and D. Horsfall,eds., Elgar Handbook on Medical Tourism and Patient Mobility, Cheltenham: Elgar, 2015, pp.152-170.

‘Economics and Old Age: The Singapore Experience’, in E. Arifin and A. Ananta, eds., Older Persons in Southeast Asia:  An Emerging Asset (Singapore: Institute of South-East Asian Studies, 2009), pp.71-96.

‘Economics and Health’, in W.M. Chia and H.,Y. Sng, eds., Singapore and Asia in a Globalized World (Singapore: World Scientific, 2009), pp.175-181.

‘Technological Change and Economic Structure: Schumpeter and Galbraith’, Research in the History of Economic Thought and Methodology, Vol. 26A, 2008, 235-254.

‘Economic Sociology and Institutional Economics’, Journal of Institutional Economics, Vol. 3, 2007, pp.91-112.

‘Housing and Superannuation: Social Security in Singapore’, International Journal of Social Economics, Vol. 34, No.3, 2007, pp.159-187. Awarded Prize for Best Paper in Journal, 2007.

‘Medisave and Medishield in Singapore: Getting the Balance Right’, Savings and Development, Vol.30, No. 2, 2006, pp. 189-215

‘State Intervention’, in T. Raffaelli, M. Dardi and Becattini, The Elgar Companion to Alfred Marshall (Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 2006), pp.495-501

‘Payment for Health in Singapore’, International Journal of       Social Economics, Vol. 33, No. 2, 2006, pp. 132-159

‘Authority and Exchange: The Mixed Economy’, American Journal of Political Economy, Vol. 3 , No.2, 2005, pp. 1-15.

‘Medical Savings and Medical Cost: Healthcare and Age in a Changing Singapore’, International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, Vol. 26, No. 9, 2005, pp. 1-26

‘Adam Smith’ and ‘Alfred Marshall’, entries in J. Beckert and Zafirovski, eds., International Encyclopedia of Economic Sociology (London: Routledge, 2005, 2015)

‘Richard Titmuss: Welfare as Good Conduct’, European Journal of Political Economy, Vol. 20, 2004, pp. 1-24

Introduction to the Palgrave Macmillan Archive Edition of the Works of Richard Titmuss (London: Palgrave, 2002), pp.v-xx

‘Alfred Marshall on Social Capital’, in R. Aréna and M. Quéré, eds., Competition and Evolution: The Marshallian Conciliation Exercise (London: Palgrave, 2002), pp.53-66

‘Buchanan as a Conservative’, in G. Brennan, H. Kliemt and R. Tollison, eds., Methods and Morals in Constitutional Economics: Essays in Honour of James Buchanan (Berlin: Springer, 2002)

‘Social Capital and Political Economy’, in M. Keaney, ed., Economist with a Public Purpose: Essays in Honour of John Kenneth Galbraith (London: Routledge, 2001), pp. 51-66

‘Anthony Crosland as a Political Economist’, in D. Leonard., ed., Crosland and New Labour (London: Macmillan, 1999), pp.125-147

‘The History of Section F’, in K.A. Chrystal and R. Pennant-Rea, eds., Public Choice Analysis of Economic Policy (London: Macmillan, 2000), pp. xii-xxii

‘Payment for Health in Thailand’, International Journal of Social Economics, Vol. 26, No. 5/6, 1998, pp. 609-641

‘Adam Smith on Market and State’, Journal of Institutional andTheoretical Economics, Vol. 154, 1998, pp. 1-27

‘Anthony Crosland on Equality and State’, Journal of Income Distribution, Vol. 7, 1997, pp. 161-173

‘Religion, Ethics, the Economy, Economics: Comment’, Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics, Vol. 153, 1997, pp. 207-210

‘Crosland’s Future: The Missing Chapter on Burnham’s Managerial Revolution’, Research in the History ofEconomic Thought and Methodology, Archival Supplement, Vol. 6, 1997, pp. 207-227

‘Payment for Health in the Philippines’, International Journal of Social Economics, Vol. 23, No. 8, 1996, pp.46-75

Series Editor

 Democratic Socialism in Britain: Classic Texts in Economic and Political Thought, 1825-1952 (scholarly editions of ten classic texts with introduction and editorial commentaries, published in ten volumes by Pickering and Chatto, London, 1996)

Theories of the Mixed Economy: Classic Texts in Economic and Political Thought, 1931-1956 (scholarly editions of ten classic texts with introduction and editorial commentaries, published in ten volumes by Pickering and Chatto, London, 1994)

The Section F Series (twelve volumes of commissioned papers, published on behalf of Section F, Economics, of The British Association for the Advancement of Science by Croom Helm and Macmillan, both London, and Edward Elgar, Aldershot, 1982-1992)


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