Talk on “Sustainability in Finance” at Values and philosophy of science conference

The conference on “Doing Science in a Pluralistic Society” will bring together leading philosophers of science who work on values, including Heather Douglas, Wendy Parker, Hugh Lacey, Kevin Elliott, and many more. The “Values in Finance” project of the Erasmus Initiative “Dynamics of Inclusive Prosperity” will contribute a talk on “Sustainability in Finance” – joint work between Marta Szymanowska (Finance, Rotterdam School of Management), Melissa Vergara Fernández (Philosophy, EIPE), and myself.

Postdoc/lecturer position at EIPE in the project “Jan Tinbergen: The thinker”

Jan Tinbergen has contributed to economics and policy-making in many different ways. But what kind of a thinker was he? Are there unifying philosophical commitments to the different aspects of his work? This project, supported by ESPhil, EIPE, ESE, Erasmus Initiative “Dynamics of Inclusive Prosperity” and the Erasmus Trustfunds, will investigate these questions and showcase a new perspective on Jan Tinbergen, the thinker.

We are hiring a postdoctoral researcher/lecturer for this project! Click here for more information.

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.

3-year postdoc “Values in Finance”

We are looking for a postdoctoral researcher. The Erasmus Initiative “Dynamics of Inclusive Prosperity” is seeking to appoint a postdoctoral researcher in philosophy. The initiative combines members of the Erasmus School of Philosophy (ESPhil), Rotterdam School of Management (RSM), and Erasmus School of Law (ESL), and channels their expertise into ambitious multi-disciplinary research projects.

We are looking for a postdoctoral researcher in philosophy, in the area of philosophy of economics, to contribute to the research theme “Values in Finance”. Within this research theme, members of the core faculty of the Erasmus Initiative will engage in (i) detailed methodological assessment of finance models and theories through the lens of key theories in the philosophy of science, social science and economics regarding scientific values, explanation, and use of models, and (ii) contribute to debates regarding the future of scientific research in finance, especially with regards to non-epistemic value concepts related to sustainability and inclusive prosperity.

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.