S. M. Amadae is a university lecturer in the Department of Political Science at the University of Helsinki and a research affiliate in the Program in Science, Technology, and Society at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Amadae’s new book, Prisoners of Reason: Game Theory and Neoliberal Political Economy (2016), relates neoliberal economics to neoliberalism in international relations. Amadae’s first book, Rationalizing Capitalist Democracy: The Cold War Origins of Rational Choice Liberalism (2003), was awarded the American Political Science Association’s J. David Greenstone book award for History and Politics in 2004. Amadae works on the foundations of liberalism and the philosophy of political economy has also contributed articles to the Journal of Economic Methodology, History of European Ideas, Studies in the History and Philosophy of Science, Economics and Philosophy, the American Journal of Economics and Sociology, Ethics, and Idealistic Studies.
Amadae graduated with a PhD from the University of California–Berkeley and has held appointments at Cambridge University, the London School of Economics, the University of British Columbia Vancouver, the New School, Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government, the Academy of Finland’s Center of Excellence in the Philosophy of Social Science, the Central European University and TOSU.