Interviews with Philosophers of Economics

Francesco Guala interviewed several philosophers of economics: Anna Alexandrova, Erik Angner, Richard Bradley, Till Grüne-Yanoff, Jaakko Kuorikoski, David Teira, and myself.

In my interview, I address questions such as: Is the distinction between normative and positive economics still useful? Can economic theory tell us how to behave? Why is economic measurement an interesting topic for philosophers? I also make the case for economists and philosopher having much to learn from each other when it comes to investigate fairness. 

The interview series is part of the 2019 Summer School on “Economic Behaviours: Models, Measurements, and Policies”, co-organized by the Lake Como School of Advanced Studies, the International Network of Economic Method (INEM), the University of Insubria, and the University of Milan.

PhD James Grayot: “Agency and Choice”

Many congratulations to James Grayot for successfully defending his PhD thesis on “Agency and Choice” at the Erasmus Institute for Philosophy & Economics (EIPE) at the Erasmus School of Philosophy!

He was interviewed about his PhD in Erasmus Magazine, and there is a summary of his PhD published in the Erasmus Journal for Philosophy and Economics.

His full thesis can be accessed here, and he has published articles on “Dual Process Theories in Behavioral Economics and Neuroeconomics: a Critical Review” in Review of Philosophy and Psychology, “From selves to systems: on the intrapersonal and intraneural dynamics of decision making” in the Journal of Economic Methodology, and “The Quasi-Economic Agency of Human Selves” in Oeconomia.

Conference on Ethics and Economics with Debra Satz, Ingrid Robeyns, and Martin van Hees

Professor Debra Satz (Stanford) will receive an honorary doctorate from Erasmus University on recommendation of the Erasmus Initiative “Dynamics of Inclusive Prosperity” and the Erasmus School of Philosophy. On November 9, 2018, we celebrate her work with a conference on Ethics and Economics with Ingrid Robeyns and Martin van Hees and the Erasmus Philosophy Lecture, held by Debra Satz, in Erasmus Paviljoen. Register here.

Erasmus Initiative “Dynamics of Inclusive Prosperity”

The Erasmus Initiative “Dynamics of Inclusive Prosperity” is a research initiative by the Erasmus School of Law, Rotterdam School of Management, and the Faculty of Philosophy. I am excited to join this initiative! In the next five years, we will aim to create interdisciplinary research between researchers at Erasmus University and beyond to help address some of society’s most pressing problems.